Wylliams-Henry Dance Company To Revisit CMU

The Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Company (WHCDC) will perform at Central Methodist University on Monday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in The Little Theatre. It is sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Committee and the CMU Student Government Association.

The performance—One, Two, Three Four Dance…Again!—is open to the public and there is no cost.

The troupe is celebrating 25 years of modern dance that addresses social justice issues and examines human interactions.

The dance company was created by Kansas City arts pioneers Leni Wylliams and Mary Pat Henry in 1991 to create a world-class dance troupe in Kansas City. Leni was murdered in 1996, but Mary decided to honor the fact that they built the program together by leaving his name on the company.

WHCDC is considered by critics as exciting and captivating, one of the best in the Midwest. The troupe’s work has been described as “interesting, engaging and provocative” and “visceral.”

Wylliams-Henry has been honored by the National Endowment for the Arts and by Dance Magazine. The troupe includes dances by some of the 20th century great masters and new works as well. The company is known for its beautiful style, whether lyric or avant garde.

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