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UNDERGROUND: AN AMERICAN STORY
In 2008, Storling Dance Theater premiered Underground in Kansas City at the Lyric Theater.  The production was an instant success, being chosen as one of the Top 15 of the Year and eventually as one of the Top 10 Performances in Kansas City for the Decade (2000-2009). In 2012, it was presented as part of the inaugural year of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. 

Drawing on accounts of those who lived during the transatlantic slave trade, this is a story of a community coming together to unshackle a nation. Don't miss out on this profound experience to reach deep into our culture's history to not only face one of our country's darkest times, but also to meet some of the most admirable people in our heritage. The lives of those lost, those who resisted, and those who fought back live on for us to honor and motivate us to new greatness. 

We believe the stories, heroes, and lessons learned during the Underground Railroad speak to us today as we continue to overcome the persistent division and oppression brought on by racism and slavery. 

Since its inception in 2008, the cast of Underground has included incredible artists and people from Kansas, the United States and all over the world. It has created eternal bonds between the cast members, greater appreciation for each other's lives and a symbol of what the famous Martin Luther King Jr. speech was all about.  

​*Störling Dance Theater and Underground 2013 were featured on Kansas City Public Television! The Local Show's "Telling History Through Dance: Störling Dance Theater " can be found here