For those who love dance but do not love silent venues with confining seats, the opportunity to see a dance performance in a laid-back atmosphere -- one that offered free beer -- was a rare treat. Keelan Whitmore, artistic director of the new grassroots collective Quixotic, clearly finds inspiration in dance but also finds it in music, video, costume design and other artistic mediums. At Quixotic Performance Fusion in June, a jazz musician set down his instrument and started tap-dancing, midperformance, only to pick his sax back up and casually play his way offstage as though he were not out of breath. Dancers from the Kansas City Ballet tried their hand at modern choreography, sharing the stage with dancers from Wylliams/Henry -- Kansas City's premier contemporary-dance troupe -- and the Lawrence-based 940 Dance. Pieces ranged from lyrical and impressionistic to boisterous and outrageous. With Oz McGuire's video projection in the background, it was an experience in full-stereo movement. And Tuesday Faust, thanks to live video work by Nate Bogert, appeared to continually vanish and reappear on the Boley Buildings's walls as she danced. A crowd not accustomed to dance felt right at home at the show, drinking, tapping their feet and possibly discovering the allure of dance for the first time.