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
http://www.kcfaa.org

First day of workGEM: after the audition, experiencing the first day of work - Ailey dancer Demetia Hopkins on the far right.

 
 
buked
Paseo: students get to perform a small section from "I;ve been 'buked"
Ailey dancer Guillermo Asca directing (at left)

Solo at Allen
Allen Village: Ailey dancer Demetia Hopkins performs a solo (ballet extract) for students

Entering GEM
Opening the house at the GEM
backstage Marcus
Marcus Willis sitting backstage at the GEM, before performance, checking for messages
Backstage at the Paseo
Paseo: Backstage right: Demetia Hopkins, Marcus Jarrell Willis, Guillermo Asca - before the show
buked
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: 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).
first day
Paseo: First day at work demo: Demetria and Guillermo at right
first day Paseo dancer
Paseo: First day at work demo - Paseo student nails it (note, he is also in the KCFAA program)
 
 


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