Dance: Our Urban Language

A NEW Partnership: KBT & The Lyric!

Museum Opening Reception & 2016-17 Season Announcement
Friday, June 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Admission is FREE with a suggested donation of $10 
Families are encouraged to attend
(with special educational, children's crafts & more)
Featured Collaborators at the Reception include:
Joe Lyman of LymanDVM Photography, 
Camilla Grossman of the Birdcage Makeup Studio, 
Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar,
Edd MacKey, Director of the Lexington Fashion Collaborative &
the Kentucky Ballet Theatre professional dancers
The exhibit will be on display until September 1, 2016
FREE Monthly Events include an "Artist Talk Series"
by Joe Lyman (July) & 
The Lexington Fashion Collaborative (August)
More details below

Kentucky Ballet Theatre and the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Center will partner for an exhibit in the Community Gallery this summer. The exhibit, “Dance: Our Urban Language” will explore the many components of ballet performance with educational flourish and featuring the multicultural members of KBT. Each month, June through July, one special event will be held to dig deeper into artistic elements featured.


The Exhibit will open with a reception and season announcement party on Friday, June 17, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Travinia Italian Kitchen will provide light hors d’oeurves, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and more. The event is free but a suggested donation of $10 at the door is appreciated. The Birdcage Makeup Studio by Camilla Grossman will also join the event showcasing a custom line of makeup and brushes.


The gallery will host photography by Joe Lyman of LymanDVM Photography, a costume display cataloging the history of the tutu and rotating monthly children’s crafts themed to help every child learn more about the classical art form of dance. An educational supplement packet will be available upon request to deepen elementary and middle school students’ knowledge about the performing arts.


The Artist Talks Series will serve as the special FREE events in July and August. In July, photographer Joe Lyman will be the featured speaker at “Captured,” an hour long event that explores dance photography. The date for this event is still to be determined.


In late August, KBT and the Lexington Fashion Collaborative will partner for a “Costume Construction” conversation in which KBT Costume Mistress Rafaela Risco and LFC Director Edd MacKey and designers will discuss fabric, construction and designing costumes for dance.

Students from Transylvania’s and UK’s Costume Design Department and Fashion Merchandizing programs are encouraged to attend. The date and time are still to be determined.