Overall national attendance to any arts or culture event has dropped to 88 million less than the average. Local arts organizations in Lawrence are finding ways to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Theatre & Performance
For this week's "What to Read This Week," Kansan arts contributor Taylor Worden suggests novels that were either adapted into plays or center around theater arts.
In this week's episode, Wyatt and Nicole are joined by arts contributor Taylor Worden and senior reporter Lucy Peterson to talk about our favorite playlists, Hamilton, fan fiction, One Direction and more!
In this Q&A with the Kansan, associate professor Darren Canady discusses his love of storytelling and Black inclusion in the arts.
Current and former KU students express the need for more diverse casting choices in theater productions, with parts being chosen on merit instead of race.
The Lied Center of Kansas has adapted to social distancing and the coronavirus pandemic by creating a series of concerts streaming on Facebook Live.
Crimson and Blues, an a cappella group at the University of Kansas, took a third-place finish in the quarterfinals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella last month. Members said the group plans to hold spring performances.
Theatre professor Jane Barnette allows her students to vote on a graded syllabus, one that works on a points-based system, or an ungraded syllabus, one that is labor-based.
On Saturday Jan. 25, Liberty Hall will host the Transformations Charity Gala — an annual drag performance in which ten contestants compete to win $10,000 for a charity of their choice.
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines martial arts, dance, sport and aerobics. The KU Capoeira club meets weekly on Thursdays in Robinson Center.
The University's Chinese dance club is offering free dance classes that primarily focus on folk dances from Chinese ethnic minorities. The class is taught by dance instructor Wanwan Tsai in Robinson Center room 205, every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
KU alumnus Ider-Od Bat-Erdene incorporates his aerospace engineering background into his stand-up comedy acts. Bat-Erdene is one of the most popular stand-up comedians in his home country of Mongolia.
September is suicide prevention and awareness month and the KU symphony orchestra and CAPS are teaming up to provide a concert for mental health awareness.
Through dance, the company is aiming to address issues of sexism, racism, gun violence, and other important issues in society today.