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The award-winning sensation, Palimpsest, makes its return but creates new experiences at the Lawrence Arts Center by highlighting its unique collections and the building’s captivating infrastructure. Tristian Griffin’s choreographic vision, Palimpsest III, merges the many talents of Kansas City’s and Lawrence’s artistic community with a multifaceted production featuring dance, spoken word, music, visual painters and sculptures. Each artist will share their testimony of palimpsest.

Meaning “something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form,” palimpsest describes the process of inhumane discrimination, the role of the oppressor, and the cultural costs towards its victims’ identities. Reflecting on African American and Native American histories, the production showcases how palimpsest is evident throughout history and still exists today. Visitors and audience members will navigate the building’s designated spaces to experience Griffin’s visual narratives.

In-Person tickets are $25 for adults and $18 for students. Each of the three performances will be uniquely different, so if you’d like to come back and experience the show for a second or third time, tickets will be discounted to $10 each.

September 30 | 7 pm

October 1 | 5 pm & 8 pm

Featuring the work of:
Ashleah England – Dancer
Ava Farley – Dancer
Kaitlyn Gardner – Dancer
Laura Fiatte – Dancer
Lauren Thompson – Dancer
Max Nelson-Steinhoff – Dancer
Regina Lombardo – Dancer
Sarah Westbrook – Dancer
Troy Gardner – Dancer
David Pugh – Digital Media Artist
Jerad Tomasino – Music Artist
Lee Langston – Music Artist
Maria the Mexian (Maria Cuevas) – Music Artist
Pat Nichols & Chris Millspaugh – Music Artist
Philip Daniel – Music Artist
Jose Faus – Poet
Poet tl Saunder – Poet
Debbie Barrett-Jones – Visiual Artist
Molly Murphy- Visiual Artist

Featured art photo by David Pugh


September 30, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
October 1, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
$18 – $25
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Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire St
Lawrence, KS 66044 United States
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