Choreographer Regina Klenjoski, her dancers and Wichita's Celebrity Chef, Jason Febres, have crafted a Valentine’s Day celebration designed to be a night to remember.
First, there’s dining in the spacious elegance of Crown Uptown Theatre, a beautifully renovated, 1920s-era vaudeville theatre. Febres (chef/owner of former “Taste and See”) offers his famous Latin Fusion Tango Taco Bar, First Street Bakery will whip up divine desserts to tantalize the taste buds and there will be a cash bar to mix up your favorite cocktails.
Then, the “Duets for My Valentine,” dances created by Klenjoski, evoke the mystery and drama of romance. RKDC dancers take the stage - but may even sweep by your table at some point – to project passion (“Fire and Ice”), obsession (“Lily and the Scorpion”) commitment (“Lifeline,” an excerpt from the company’s full length work, “Far From Home”) and more. Company members Sarah Frangenberg, Nadia Khalidi, Max Mayerle, Elleigh McClelland, Deiondre Teagle and Makayla Williams portray the many faces of love.
Guest artist, Chad Michael Hall, a Los Angeles artist and former member of Pilobolus Dance Theatre, dances with Klenjoski herself in a playful pairing set to the music of Los Angeles composer David Karagianis.
The dance floor opens to all at evening’s end.
Ticket holders can enter to win one of several prizes throughout the night, buy blooms from the flower vendor and take advantage of a mirror photo booth provided by Black Tie Celebrations to seal the memory of their Valentine’s Day experience.
Tickets, priced from $50.00-$62.50 per person, can be purchased in person at the box office Monday through Friday 10 am – 5 pm, online at crownuptown.com or during business hours at 316-612-7696.
RKDC is supported in part by grants from the City of Wichita, National Endowment for the Arts and The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission.
About Regina Klenjoski Dance Company (RKDC). Founded in 1999, the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company (RKDC) has been captivating West Coast audiences with a singular style that blends innovative choreography designed to engage and provoke dialog. While maintaining a presence in Southern California, artistic director Regina Klenjoski launched a branch company in 2017 in Wichita, Kansas. The mission is to bring cutting-edge design, collaborative and captivating contemporary dance to audiences throughout the Midwest. Fiercely dedicated to enriching its home communities by presenting thoughtful, entertaining and challenging repertory that engages a diverse audience, the company has premiered 37 original works, toured regionally, nationally and internationally, and has reached over 22,000 students through the company's dance education program, “Dancing with RKDC,” in Southern California and Wichita.