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New Dance Partners

At JCCC in the Carlsen Center, Yardly Hall - Performances 8pm Fri/Sat 26, 27 September 2014

Also view New Dance Partners for 2015
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Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Company
Owen/Cox Dance Company
Kansas City Ballet

Also links to other JCCC events pictured on this site
September 2014
September 2015
and JCCC's presentation of Jonah Bokaer April 2016
At DanceUSA June 2017
September 2017

 

Three new pieces commissioned for this event from Three Choreographers, one for each dance company in the greater Kansas City area

Choreographer Dance Company Title of Piece Dancers, Music, Costumes
Robert Moses Wylliams-Henry
Contemporary
Dance Company

Heart Thieves

Dancers: Jessica Higgins, Miyesha McGriff, Alessandra Perdichizzi, Laurel Richardson, Kevin Tate, Maleek Washington, Caroline Fogg and John Swapshire
Music: Michael Manring - "Helios" "La Sagrada Familia" "Selene" "Theseus in the Rains"
Costumes: Laura Powell
Penny Saunders Owen/Cox
Dance Group
Ghost Light Dancers: Rachel Coats, Bob Deskins, Brett Taylor, Jeff Wolfe
Music: Alexandre Desplat, Mark Mothersbaugh, David Hirschfelder, Johann Sebastian Bach, Traffic Quintet
Costumes: Lisa Choules
Amy Seiwert Kansas City Ballet Concertino Dancers: Sara Chun, Whitney Huell, Laura Hunt, Angeline Sansone, Michael Davis, Liang Fu, Travis Guerin, Geoffrey Kropp
Music:Selections from Arcangelo Corelli's Concerti Grossi
Costumes: Christine Darch

 

Jeff Wolfe, Brett Taylor, Rachel Coats and Bob Deskins in Ghost Light by Penny Saunders for Owen/Cox company
Jeff Wolfe, Brett Taylor, Rachel Coats and Bob Deskins in Ghost Light by Penny Saunders for Owen/Cox company

Geoffrey Kropp and Angeline Sansone in Concertino by Amy Seiwert for KC Ballet
Geoffrey Kropp and Angeline Sansone in Concertino by Amy Seiwert for KC Ballet

During rehearsal - on stage with (front) Maleek Washington, Laurel Richardson, Kevine Tate and (back) John Swapshire lifting Caroline Fogg in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.
Rehearsal time on stage prior to a run with (front, standing around) Maleek Washington, Laurel Richardson, Kevine Tate and
(back) John Swapshire lifting Caroline Fogg in "Heart Thieves" by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.

Alessandra Perdichizzi and Kevin Tate in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.
Alessandra Perdichizzi and Kevin Tate in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.

Geoffrey Kropp and Angeline Sansone in Concertino by Amy Seiwert for KC Ballet
Geoffrey Kropp and Angeline Sansone in Concertino by Amy Seiwert for KC Ballet

Jeff Wolfe and Rachel Coats in Ghost Light by Penny Saunders for Owen/Cox company
Jeff Wolfe and Rachel Coats in Ghost Light by Penny Saunders for Owen/Cox company

Laurel Richardson, Maleek Washington, John Swapshire in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.
Laurel Richardson, Maleek Washington, John Swapshire in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.

Jessica Higgins and Maleek Washington in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.
Jessica Higgins and Maleek Washington in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.

Travis Guerin and Laura Hunt in Concertino by Amy Seiwert for KC Ballet
Travis Guerin and Laura Hunt in Concertino by Amy Seiwert for KC Ballet

Angeline Sansone and Geoffrey Kropp in Concertino by Amy Seiwert for KC Ballet
Angeline Sansone and Geoffrey Kropp in Concertino by Amy Seiwert for KC Ballet


Rachel Coats and Jeff Wolfe


Brett Taylor and Rachel Coats


Jeff Wolfe

Tech rehearsal in Polsky theater with Robert Moses (left) and (right) Alessandra Perdichizzi and Kevin Tate in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.
Tech rehearsal in Polsky theater with Robert Moses (left) and (right) Alessandra Perdichizzi and Kevin Tate
in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.

Laurel Richardson and John Swapshire in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.
Laurel Richardson and John Swapshire in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.

Maleek Washington, Alessandra Perdichizzi and Kevin Tate in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.
Maleek Washington, Alessandra Perdichizzi and Kevin Tate in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.

Maleek Washington and Jessica Higgins in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co
Maleek Washington and Jessica Higgins in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.

In-studio rehearsal - Maleek Washington and Miyesha McGriff in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co. Robert Moses can be seen in the background mirror in seated, blue shirt, just right of center.
In-studio rehearsal - Maleek Washington and Miyesha McGriff in Heart Thieves
by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co. Robert Moses can be seen
in the background mirror in seated, blue shirt, just right of center.

Robert Moses (left) works in studio with Laurel Richardson (front right) and Maleek Washington (behind her). Miyesha McGriff is behind them (center) in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.
Robert Moses (left) works in studio with Laurel Richardson (front right) and Maleek Washington (behind her).
Miyesha McGriff is behind them (center) in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.

Rehearsals - Mary Pat Henry (Wylliams-Henry dance) talks in studio with Kevin Tate and Alessandra Perdichizzi in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.
Rehearsals - Mary Pat Henry (Wylliams-Henry dance) talks in studio with
Kevin Tate and Alessandra Perdichizzi in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses for Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Co.

Sequence (top to bottom) with Liang Fu, Danielle Bausinger and Michael Davis in Concertino by Amy Seiwert for KC Ballet
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Sequence (top to bottom) with Liang Fu, Danielle Bausinger and Michael Davis in Concertino by Amy Seiwert for KC Ballet
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Sequence (top to bottom) with Liang Fu, Danielle Bausinger and Michael Davis in Concertino by Amy Seiwert for KC Ballet
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Sequence (top to bottom) with Liang Fu, Danielle Bausinger and Michael Davis in Concertino by Amy Seiwert for KC Ballet
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Sequence excerpts from a longer set (top to bottom : 1,2,3,4) with
Liang Fu, Danielle Bausinger and Michael Davis in Concertino by Amy Seiwert for KC Ballet


The one job every theater pro knows well. Especially with dance. I have a whole collection of sweep-the-stage shots.
I especially love it when the audience applauds (when there is an audience for the sweeping number).