July 10 Omaha Under the Radar at Joslyn!
Performance begins at 6:30 PM; Cash bar opens at 5:00 PM

Omaha’s only experimental music, dance, and theatre festival – Omaha Under the Radar – begins its inaugural festival with the Conservatory for Contemporary Dance and the Keith-Larson duo at the Joslyn Art Museum. The free performance will take place in Joslyn's Pavilion Gallery 17.

For more information visit www.undertheradaromaha.com, or to obtain tickets to the entire festival, please visit http://omahaundertheradarfestival.brownpapertickets.com/.

Omaha Under the Radar is a festival for contemporary music, dance, theatre, performance and cross-cultural pollination. From July 10-13, events will feature professional performers from Omaha and around the country at Kaneko, The Slowdown, Joslyn Art Museum, The Bancroft Street Market, The Omaha Conservatory of Music, and House of Loom.

Working to align with national trends in performance innovation, Omaha Under the Radar will bring together a healthy mix of local and non-local performers, fostering dialogue about contemporary performance in the Heartland. By encouraging conversation, collaboration, and exploration, Omaha Under the Radar will stimulate innovation of our arts and performance practices within the Midwest for the next generation of performers, presenters, educators, and audiences.

Monya DeBoer, Director, The Conservatory for Contemporary Dance
grew up in San Diego, CA and trained under Marguerite Neumann at the School of Classical Ballet. In 1995 she worked with the Ramon Sole Companie de Danse in Barcelona, Spain. Monya moved to Lincoln to attend UNL to pursue a BFA in Dance under the direction of Lisa Fusillo. While studying at UNL, she also attended American Dance Festival at Duke University, The Doug Varone Workshop in NY, and Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston Maine and also performed in Die Fleidermouse and Julius Caesar. In 2007, she attended the American Dance Festival Winter Workshop in New York. Monya has also worked with Ruth Davidson Hahn and Company including performances of 15 Pictures at Jacob's Pillow in 2001 and as the Devil in Stravinsky's A Soldier's Tale with the Lincoln Symphony in 2007. She also performed for Daniel Kubert in The Who That Horton Heard and has been a member of Lincoln Contemporary Dance Project since 2003. Monya danced with the Diavolo Dance Project in April of 2009 and with the Omaha Symphony in A Soldier's Tale in September 2010.

The Keith-Larson Duo
is a flute and guitar duo consisting of flutist Leanna Keith and guitarist Zachary Larson. The duo aims not only to expose the unique world of the flute and guitar ensemble to audiences, but to also expand its horizons through the performance and commission of new works as well as unique original arrangements of orchestral literature.