The Arts Across Nebraska connects Lied artists to Nebraska communities throughout the state. The program provides up to three tours every year, which are offered to presenting partners and communities in the state at an affordable rate. The Lied Center is responsible for contracting with the artist(s), routing and providing technical assistance on tour. The artist(s) usually provide a public performance, and/or student matinee or workshop in each community.

Arts Across Nebraska Tours 2015-2016

D-Wayne Beatbox
Ranked among the top 30 beatboxers in United States, Taylor offers engaging and interactive sessions for Elementary, Middle and High Schools! With his extraordinary talent and positive personality, Taylor inspires students of all ages in workshops, demonstrations and assembly-performances.  Taylor was recently featured as one of the Celebrate Nebraska artists at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Venue TBD, Kearney | September 22, 2015
Midwest Theater or local school, Scottsbluff | September 23, 2015
Norfolk Arts Center, Norfolk| March 17, 2016

Erik Kaiel / Arch8 Duets
Erik Kaiel’s impressive work pushes the limits of physical possibility in powerful performances that audiences will not soon forget. After a decade dancing in New York, Kaiel now dances, choreographs, and teaches in the Netherlands, Europe, and around the world. His work was recently seen at Lincoln Center Education and at the Kennedy Center.

Sidney High School Fine Arts Auditorium, Sidney | December 4, 2015
Alliance Performing Arts Center, Alliance | December 5, 2015
Venue TBD, Kearney | December 7, 2015

Be the first to see this brand new musical in the making! Created by Nebraska writing team Becky Boesen and David von Kampen, CATHERLAND tells the story of Susan, an emerging writer living the life of her dreams, complete with an adoring husband and an almost-finished first novel. When tragedy strikes and the trajectory of her life changes, she must decide how to move forward, and discovers that life is more about beginnings than endings.

Valley County Performing Arts Theater, Ord | Date TBD
Homestead National Monument of America, Beatrice| Date TBD

2015-16 ARTS ACROSS NEBRASKA is made possible with the support of:

Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment
Friends of Lied
Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska (Catherland tour)

Artist transportation: Sid Dillon

If you are interested in finding out more about the Arts Across Nebraska tours, please contact Petra Wahlqvist, by phone, 402.472.8089, or email,

Please note: organizations booking artists in the Lied's Arts Across Nebraska program are not eligible for additional funding through the Nebraska Arts Council.