There isn't one meek or mild thing about the fiery color red. Red has long symbolized strength and power in addition to two seemingly contradictory emotions: full-blown rage and red-hot love. And strong color inspires strong artistic performances, such as tonight's "Red Dances"
at the Gem Theater (1615 East 18th Street, 816-842-1414). City In Motion Dance Theater's presentation, the choreographed by artistic co-directors Andrea Skowronek, Dale Fellin and Penelope Hearne, is made up of six contemporary works inspired by the color red. The evening's performances will be set to various kinds of music, including a symphony; a fast-paced number by Stacy Widelitz; and the more mellow tones of Miles Davis, Saul Williams and Godspeed You Black Emperor. Performances start at 8 p.m. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, call 816-474-6262.
City In Motion Dance Theater
Sat., April 12, 8 p.m., 2008