KCFAA Festival on the Vine

Presented by Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
June 19, 20, 21, 2015 (thu, fri, sat)
The GEM Theater and 18th and Woodland
http://www.kcfaa.org

This festival cut across several days of performances at The GEM and street festival at 18th and Woodland.
There were local companies and companies from Denver and Guadalajara, Mexico.
And there were panels with choreographers and dancers.
All I can say is "Yuh shudda bin there."

Here are a few small highlights from that festival.

Companies

Cleo Parker Robinson (Denver)
Crisol ac Danza Azteca Fusion (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Owen / Cox Dance Company (KCMO)
Störling Dance Theater (Olathe)
Wylliams - Henry Contemporary Dance Company (KCMO)

( Crisol in Spanish means crucible )

For the Love of ... - by Cleo Parker Robinson
For the Love of ... - by Cleo Parker Robinson

Crisol ac Danza Azteca
Crisol ac Danza Azteca

Crisol ac Danza Azteca

Crisol ac Danza - a little hip hop in the middle of Aztec history
Crisol ac Danza - a little hip hop in the middle of Aztec history

Block Party water at 18th and Woodland
Block Party water at 18th and Woodland

Block party thursday and hula hoops
Block party thursday and hula hoops

Watching the show on the portable stage at the Thursday block party
Watching the show on the portable stage at the Thursday block party

Crisol practicing in KCFAA studio (see on-stage shot below)
Crisol practicing in KCFAA studio (see on-stage shot below)

Same moment during on-stage practice with Crisol
Same moment during on-stage practice with Crisol

Studio class with Cleo Parker Robinson (center in back)
Studio class with Cleo Parker Robinson (center in back)

Crisol ac Danza Azteca leaping in storm
Crisol ac Danza Azteca leaping in "storm"

Crisol
Crisol

For the Love of ... - Cleo Parker Robinson
For the Love of ... - Cleo Parker Robinson

For Those Who Mourn - Störling Dance Theater
For Those Who Mourn - Störling Dance Theater

For Those Who Mourn - Störling Dance Theater
For Those Who Mourn - Störling Dance Theater

For the Love of ... - Cleo Parker Robinson (Dance in front center is UMKC grad Christopher Page)
For the Love of ... - Cleo Parker Robinson (Dance in front center is UMKC grad Christopher Page)

Hip Hop challenge on the portable stage Thursday during the block party at 18th and Woodland
Hip Hop challenge on the portable stage Thursday during the block party at 18th and Woodland

Hip Hop challenge on the portable stage Thursday during the block party at 18th and Woodland
Hip Hop challenge on the portable stage Thursday during the block party at 18th and Woodland

Hip Hop challenge on the portable stage Thursday during the block party at 18th and Woodland
Hip Hop challenge on the portable stage Thursday during the block party at 18th and Woodland

Hinge - Hip Hop challenge on the portable stage Thursday during the block party at 18th and Woodland
A Hinge - Hip Hop challenge on the portable stage Thursday during the block party at 18th and Woodland

Hip Hop challenge on the portable stage Thursday during the block party at 18th and Woodland
Hip Hop challenge on the portable stage Thursday during the block party at 18th and Woodland

Jiggy by Störling Dance Theater
Jiggy by Störling Dance Theater

Marching Cobras - Block Party Thursday
Marching Cobras - Block Party Thursday

For the Love of ... - Cleo Parker Robinson (Chloe Abel and Christopher Page - both graduates of the UMKC dance division)
For the Love of ... - Cleo Parker Robinson (Chloe Abel and Christopher Page - both graduates of the UMKC dance division)

Chloe Abel (Cleo Parker Robinson dancer and UMKC grad) and her mother, Linda, in the lobby of The GEM
Chloe Abel (Cleo Parker Robinson dancer and UMKC grad) and her mother, Linda, in the lobby of The GEM

Group shot of various groups in the lobby of The GEM Friday 19th of June
Group shot of various groups in the lobby of The GEM Friday 19th of June

Long Day Good Night - Owen/Cox Dance
Long Day Good Night - Owen/Cox Dance

Crisol in rehearsal
Crisol in rehearsal

Crisol ac Danza Azteca - in performance
Crisol ac Danza Azteca - in performance

Crisol in studio practice
Crisol in studio practice

Shacura Wade in Variations - Wylliams-Henry Dance
Shacura Wade in Variations - Wylliams-Henry Dance

John Swapshire in Sweet in the Morning - Wylliams-Henry Dance
John Swapshire in Sweet in the Morning - Wylliams-Henry Dance

John Swapshire in Sweet in the Morning - Wylliams-Henry Dance
John Swapshire in Sweet in the Morning - Wylliams-Henry Dance

Alessandra Perdichizzi in Variations - Wylliams-Henry Dance
Alessandra Perdichizzi in Variations - Wylliams-Henry Dance

Crisol ac Danza Azteca dancer at a reception in the lobby of The GEM
Crisol ac Danza Azteca dancer at a reception in the lobby of The GEM

Reception in the lobby of The GEM
Reception in the lobby of The GEM

 

 

 

 

 



Unless otherwise noted photos and copyright 2017 Mike Strong KCDance.Com and Mike Strong Photo Gallery and CV Site - Email This Page

KCFAA and Ailey Links on this Site

See also: http://www.kcfaa.org

   

Juneteenth at the Nelson with KCFAA
KCFAA Festival on the Vine June/July 2016
Ailey Trio 14 Jan 2016
KCFAA Festival on the Vine June 2015
Setting the Stage 26 Feb 2015
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 22-25 Oct 2015
AileyCamp 8 july 2014
Ailey Trio_Jan 2013
Ailey Breakfast with Jamison and Battle_13 apr 2011
AileyCamp_15 july 09
Ailey_Nov 2008
kcfaa_Setting the Stage 2012
kcfaa_Setting the Stage 2010

Other Pages related to Ailey or KCFAA

Battleworks Concert - 25 October 2008
Robert Battle's company at that time
UMKC Master Class with Robert Battle - 20-24 Oct 2008
Note: In spring 2011 Robert Battle took over as Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey from the retiring Judith Jamison.