Is the dog-eat-dog world of corporate America just a pressed and pleated manifestation of humanity's most primal motivations? That could be an interpretation of "Corporate Aggression," an original piece performed by Lawrence's AIM Dance Co. During the piece, performers in white button-down shirts and ties move their bodies to tribal music. The scene is one of 25 distinct vignettes that make up B Human
, a dance anthology "inspired by human emotion and circumstance," says dancer Cathy Patterson. Through the roughly two-hour show, she and 10 others use their limbs in lyrical, hip-hop and jazz styles to explore such varied subject matter as the stages of grief, the disillusionment experienced by American soldiers, and the Joplin tornado. Tonight's 7:30 performance at the Folly Theater (300 West 12th Street, 816-474-4444) represents the company's KC debut. Tickets cost $20 at the door or $18 in advance ($15 for students and seniors). See aimdancecompany.com
for more information.