Far From Home

  - 12.08.21
December 8 at 7:00 PM
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Third time’s a charm… it has been a bumpy road back to the theatre, but we have persevered. After two separate incidents halted our production of “Far From Home” we are even more determined and excited to share this important work with you! See it Wednesday, Dec. 8th at Sebits Auditorium on the campus of Friends University, Wichita, KS.

Dance is an art form like no other. There’s something magical about watching dancers moving on stage, exuding grace and power, telling a story through movement.

Nobody knows this better than Regina Klenjoski, Choreographer and Artistic Director of the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company (RKDC). Regina is sharing her dance theater performance “Far From Home, ” first performed in 2019, with Wichita audiences. This is a story very near-and-dear to her own heart: the story of her parent’s migration to America from Macedonia more than 50 years ago.

But this isn’t what you might expect from a traditional dance show. The multimedia dance performance also features documentary film, poetry, and original music from Macedonian composer Toni Kitanovski. It’s a larger-than-life cinematic experience showing that we all have much more in common than we think.

“Audiences can expect exquisite dancing with a company of five performers, in very athletic and expressive movement.  The dance is really rooted in these themes that overarch the entire evening: immigration, migration, and home.  They can expect poetry, original and live music, and film. A 14-minute documentary sets the stage and opens the show. So there are many different theatrical elements that are coming together with contemporary dance. It’s very visual, cinematic and full of moving content,” Regina shared during her TOCA Backstage interview with Chris Wolf.

After the premiere in 2019, the pandemic prevented subsequent live performances so RKDC obtained a grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) to create a cinematic film of the work, which will be filmed this November and December. All proceeds from the performance will support artist fees and production costs for the film.

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Far From Home

December 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST

$10.00 – $25.00

Third time’s a charm… it has been a bumpy road back to the theatre, but we have persevered. After two separate incidents halted our production of “Far From Home” we are even more determined and excited to share this important work with you! See it Wednesday, Dec. 8th at Sebits Auditorium on the campus of Friends University, Wichita, KS.

Dance is an art form like no other. There’s something magical about watching dancers moving on stage, exuding grace and power, telling a story through movement.

Nobody knows this better than Regina Klenjoski, Choreographer and Artistic Director of the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company (RKDC). Regina is sharing her dance theater performance “Far From Home, ” first performed in 2019, with Wichita audiences. This is a story very near-and-dear to her own heart: the story of her parent’s migration to America from Macedonia more than 50 years ago.

But this isn’t what you might expect from a traditional dance show. The multimedia dance performance also features documentary film, poetry, and original music from Macedonian composer Toni Kitanovski. It’s a larger-than-life cinematic experience showing that we all have much more in common than we think.

“Audiences can expect exquisite dancing with a company of five performers, in very athletic and expressive movement.  The dance is really rooted in these themes that overarch the entire evening: immigration, migration, and home.  They can expect poetry, original and live music, and film. A 14-minute documentary sets the stage and opens the show. So there are many different theatrical elements that are coming together with contemporary dance. It’s very visual, cinematic and full of moving content,” Regina shared during her TOCA Backstage interview with Chris Wolf.

After the premiere in 2019, the pandemic prevented subsequent live performances so RKDC obtained a grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) to create a cinematic film of the work, which will be filmed this November and December. All proceeds from the performance will support artist fees and production costs for the film.

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Date:
December 8, 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Cost:
$10.00 – $25.00
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Venue

Sebits Auditorium in Riney Fine Arts Center at Friends University
2100 W. University Ave
Wichita, KS 67213 United States

RKDC is grateful for the generous support of the following organizations and businesses

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California
18080 Crenshaw Blvd, #6122
Torrance, California 90504
Tel: 310-292-7024

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9350 E. Corporate Hills Drive, #782491
Wichita, Kansas 67278
Tel: 316-290-9284

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