Innovative Art in the Loop Dance Performance – Friday, July 15, 12 pm

The Inspired Pedestrians

Join us for an innovative dance performance organized by Kansas City artist Elizabeth Stehling on Friday, July 15, 12 noon at the Kansas City Streetcar Union Station Stop.  The performance will start at Union Station and end at the Kauffman Center NB Stop.

Stehling is inspired by the new opportunity the streetcar provides for pedestrian connections. The Kansas City streetcars will give new opportunities for pedestrian connection. “The Inspired Pedestrians” is a video and performance project capturing an idealized dance of pedestrian traffic.

The performance will be enacted by acclaimed dancers from the Kansas City Ballet including Joshua Bodden, Ivan Braatz, Miranda Dafoe, Tempe Ostergen and Molly Wagner. Ostergen and Wagner recently danced the legendary role of Odette/Odile in the Kansas City Ballet’s production of Swan Lake earlier this year.

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Headshot_StehlingAbout the artist

Elizabeth Stehling’s artwork explores relationships between people using dance and gesture. She has shown her short films at festivals and galleries across the country. Stehling earned her M.F.A. from The Pratt Institute in 2010 and moved to Kansas City in 2015. Learn more about Elizabeth at

About the 2016 Art in the Loop Project: Connect

Art in the Loop is partnering with the KC Streetcar Authority, KCMO-Office of Culture and Creative Services, KCMO-Neighborhood Tourism and Development Fund, KCMO-Municipal Art Commission, the Missouri Arts Council and many corporate sponsors to create a curated outdoor art exhibition and series of performance in Downtown Kansas City, July -September, 2016.

Learn more about the 25 projects at and check out our event listings at

Don’t miss our Art in the Loop Kick Off Program & Reception, Tuesday, July 19, 6:30 at the KC Public Library, Central Library. Click here to learn more and RSVP.