CANCELED—Inferno Dance Competition

In consideration of the health and safety of our patrons, visiting artists, volunteers, staff and community, and in accordance with the University of Kansas COVID-19 Update, upcoming Lied Center events have been canceled. Learn more >

Competition runs Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29, 2020.  Check with Inferno Dance for more details

At Inferno, we find that collaboration, creativity and expression are at the heart of all successful artistic endeavors. After 10 years of uniting and encouraging dancers, we want to ask, “how can we invest not just in their dance education, but in their future as well-rounded artists?” We hope dancers will use their foundation in dance to light the way for artistic pursuits that are not only valuable, but world changing. In the next decade, we aim to unite not just young dancers, but young artists. Through revolutionizing the competition world to be an educational and encouraging space, we can show young artists not only is there room for their story, but also many ways of expressing it. Through this collective and collaborative experience, we hope you will join us in showing young people the wealth of opportunities available to them in arts industries and keeping their fire for artistic pursuits ablaze. 

In our first 10 years, we lit the spark and ignited dancers on a path of passion and creativity. In our next decade, we turn our focus to developing not just incredible dancers, but young professionals in the performing arts. We ask what the future may look like for these artists and how we can nurture their education and expand their horizons to all avenues of performance. Whether it’s on stage, on film, or behind the scenes, we’re here to show the endless possibilities and promote them on a path of ignited and passionate pursuit.



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