Owen/Cox presented the world premieres of “Fuga Tanguera” and “What Keeps Mankind Alive” at Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center this past weekend.
Dedicated to creating and performing new music and dance works, Owen/Cox Dance Group hit a high note with its world premiere of What Keeps Mankind Alive over the weekend. Featuring music by Kurt Weill to Bertolt Brecht with arrangements by Brad Cox, the piece highlighted Jennifer Owen’s artistic direction and choreography. An additional world premiere of Fuga Tanguera was also included in the program and incorporated influences of Argentine Tango, Latin dance styles, and contemporary jazz. The Owen/Cox dancers, musicians of Tango Lorca, and vocalist Lucas Pherigo all contributed to what was a successful collaboration and enjoyable showcase of music, theater, and dance by some of Kansas City’s finest artists.