PLUG Projects hosted Elizabeth Stehling as a resident of the Time Trials program. For the month of January 2018, Elizabeth used the two galleries at PLUG to film a new site-specific work, collaborating with dancers Hannah Lareau and Katarina Fitzpatrick. Stay tuned for the screening on April 7th at PLUG.

More information coming soon!

Dancer Biographies

Katarina Fitzpatrick is a professional dancer and choreographer based in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a member of Kansas City Contemporary Dance Company (KACICO), as well as a guest artist with other local performing groups and independent artists, especially Suzanne Ryan-Strati. Her choreography has been presented in the Kansas City Fringe Festival, Kansas City Contemporary Dance performances, multidisciplinary performing arts presentations, as well as two main stage productions at the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center. She often collaborates with apparel designer Michaela Knittel for digital media projects. She is also a Stott Pilates instructor. Katarina holds a BA from Mercyhurst University with majors in Dance (choreography concentration) and Anthropology/Archaeology (sociocultural anthropology concentration). Prior to Mercyhurst she trained at the Kansas City Ballet School and attended summer programs at Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, The Ailey School, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.

Hannah Lareau teaches for Kansas City Ballet, Empire Dance Academy, and several other places around Kansas City. She has trained throughout the area, as well as many summer trainings in LA. She teaches many styles and performs for her own collective called Illuminate Dance Collective, as well as That’s Entertainment KC, Epic Innovative Events, and works often as a freelance performer. Dance is her passion and release; it is her avenue to share stories with the world through the art of movement.

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PLUG PROJECTS (established in 2011) is a curatorial collaboration by four Kansas City artists who share the mission of bringing fresh perspectives and conversation to the local art community. Their goal is to energize artists and the public at large by exhibiting challenging new work, initiating critical dialogue, and expanding connections of artists in Kansas City as part of a wider, national network of artists.

Current 2018 PLUG partners are: Logan Acton,  Molly GarrettCaitlin Horsmon, and Andrew Lyles.

Support for Plug Projects is provided by the Rocket Grants program, administered by the Charlotte Street Foundation and the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art. Funding was provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support is provided by the ArtsKC Fund, the Francis Family Foundation, the PLUG partners, as well as private donations. PLUG Projects is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.