Ailey Trio - 2013
With Ailey Dancers: Guillermo Asca, Marcus Jarrell Willis, Demetia Hopkins
These three Ailey dancers visited various schools in the Kansas City area giving lecture/workshop/demos, showing
modern and ballet technique and Ailey dances. At each location they talked about Alvin Ailey, about the company,
about dance and also demonstrated choreography, as they brought the audience into the act.
Wed/Thu 9, 10 Jan 2013
Allen Village School, The GEM Theatre, Paseo Academy - Kansas City, Missouri
Presented by Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
GEM: after the audition, experiencing the first day of work - Ailey dancer Demetia Hopkins on the far right.
Paseo: students get to perform a small section from "I;ve been 'buked"
Ailey dancer Guillermo Asca directing (at left)
Allen Village: Ailey dancer Demetia Hopkins performs a solo (ballet extract) for students
Opening the house at the GEM
Marcus Willis sitting backstage at the GEM, before performance, checking for messages
Paseo: Backstage right: Demetia Hopkins, Marcus Jarrell Willis, Guillermo Asca - before the show
GEM: arranging audience members into a short go at "I've Been 'buked" - Demetia Hopkins (left), Guillermo Asca (back)
Paseo: A fun participation piece called Minus 16 where the dancers go into the audience and bring back one audience member each then dance with and around them. Ailey Trio dancers are in coats and hats: Demtia Hopkins (left), Guillermo Asca (right), and Marcus Willis (hidden behind Paseo staff member in white shirt).
Paseo: First day at work demo: Demetria and Guillermo at right
Paseo: First day at work demo - Paseo student nails it (note, he is also in the KCFAA program)
See also: http://www.kcfaa.org
KCFAA Festival on the Vine June/July 2015
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.