City in Motion Apprentice Co at Dance in the Park 2013
Leah Brownlee - City in Motion Apprentice Company in "Their Time"

Capoeira Class at Dance in the Park 2013
Class before performance - teaching Capoeira - by Axé Capoeira

Dance In The Park 2013

The 15th Annual Dance In The Park
Saturday, 7 September 2013
Roanoke Park, Kansas CIty,MO

Produced by City in Motion Dance Theater in conjunction with
Volker
Roanoke
Coleman Highlands
West Plaza
Valentine
- neighborhood association -

  http://www.CityInMotion.Org  

 

Capoeira class at Dance in the Park 2013
Class before performance - teaching Capoeira to members of the audience- by Axé Capoeira with Axé members leading from the front row.

Pre-Show Capoeira Class by Axé Capoeira Kansas City

Class in Capoeira at Dance in the Park 2013

class in capoeira at Dance in the Park 2013

 

KCB II
Kansas City Ballet's new second company
URL: http://www.kcballet.org/aboutus/company/kcbii.html (click here)

Odalisque pas de Trois from "le Corsaire"

Choreography Marius Petipa
Music Adolphe Adam
Dancers Rochelle Chang, Katya Duncan, Morgan Sicklick
Costumes Kansas City Ballet Wardrobe Department

Peasant pas de Deux from Act I of "Giselle"

Choreography by Devon Carney after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot
Music Adoiphe Adam
Dancers Meagan Swisher and Lark Commanday
Costumes Kansas City Ballet Wardrobe Department

This was their third performance and the first in front of a general audience (previously performing at Bolender Center and a for business group). At this point KCB II is less than two months old.

KCB II - pas de trois at Dance in the Park 2013
KCB II - Katya Duncan in Odalisque excerpt

KCB II in Odalisque at Dance in the Park 2013
KCB II - Rochelle Chang, Katya Duncan, Morgan Sicklick in Odalisque excerpt

KCB II in Odalisque at Dance in the Park 2013
KCB II - Katya Duncan, Morgan Sicklick, Rochelle Chang in Odalisque excerpt

KCB II - Lark Commanday and Meagan Swisher in Peasant pas de deux at Dance in the Park 2013
KCB II - Lark Commanday and Meagan Swisher in Peasant pas de deux

KCB II - Lark Commanday and Meagan Swisher in Peasant pas de deux at Dance in the Park 2013
KCB II - Lark Commanday and Meagan Swisher in Peasant pas de deux

KCB II - Lark Commanday in Peasant pas de deux at Dance in the Park 2013
KCB II - Lark Commanday in Peasant pas de deux

KCB II - Meagan Swisher in Peasant pas de deux at Dance in the Park 2013
KCB II - Meagan Swisher in Peasant pas de deux

 

 

City in Motion
Apprentice Company &
Children's Dance Theatre

Children's Dance Theater
Reach for the Sun

Choreography Tracie Davis
Music Polyphonic Spree
Dancers City in Motion Children’s Dance Theater:
Zoe Butler, Diana Garbison, Rala Khan, Lita Lockhart, Eleanor Nash, Liliana Reyes, Arianwen Sharman, Rebekah Wilczewski, Samantha Wilson

Apprentice Company
Their Time

Choreography Dale Fellin
Music Zoe Keating
Dancers City in Motion Apprentice Company:
Amber Brownlee, Leah Brownlee, Guthrie Kimball, Kestrel Jurkiewicz-Miles, Greer Madole, Lilly McGonigle, Nakysha Osadchey, Marina Vianello, Hannah Wilczewski

City in Motion Apprentice Company in Their Time at Dance in the Park 2013
City in Motion Apprentice Company in "Their Time"

City in Motion Childrens Dance Theater in Reach for the Sun at Dance in the Park 2013
Childrens Dance Theater in Reach for the Sun

 

Gurukul Dance Company

Shiva's Dance (classical Kuchipudi)

Choreography Samarpita Bajpai
Music Traditional
Dancers Samarpita Bajpai, Amira Bajracharya, Gunjan Guar

Kalbeliya (folk - snake charmers' dancer)

Choreography Samarpita Bajpai
Music Traditional
Dancers Krystal Bryan, Jennifer Hutchins, Kirstie McDermott

URL: http://www.gurukulacademykc.com/gurukul (click here)

Gurukul classical at Dance in the Park 2013
Shiva's Dance (Indian Classical)


Krystal Bryan, Jenniger Hutchins, Kirstie McDermott in Kalbeliya  at Dance in the Park 2013
Krystal Bryan, Jennifer Hutchins, Kirstie McDermott in Kalbeliya

Kirstie McDermott picks up a ring in a back bend at Dance in the Park 2013
Kirstie McDermott performs a backbend to pick up a butterfly ring. She starts by placing the ring on the floor, then turns around and does a complete (and smooth) backbend. Then, with hands flat on floor she picks up the ring in her mouth, returning upright, then turning around, removing the ring and showing it to us.

 

Owen / Cox Dance Group

Cello Suite No. 6 (Excerpt)

Choreography Jennifer Owen
Music J.S. Bach
Dancers Allyson Ashley, Juliana Bicki, Mark Gieringer, Betty Kondo, Preston Swovelin, Latra Wilson, Jeff Wolfe
Costumes Lily Walker

URL: http://www.owencoxdance.org/ (click here)

Juliana Bicki and Betty Kondo in rehearsal for Owen Cox at Dance in the Park 2013
Juliana Bicki and Betty Kondo in rehearsal

Owen Cox at Dance in the Park 2013
Juliana Bicki, Betty Kondo, Jeff Wolfe - performance

Rehearsal: Latra Wilson (upstage right wing), Mark Gieringer, Betty Kondo, Preston Swovelin for Owens Cox Dance Co at Dance in the Park 2013
Rehearsal: Latra Wilson (upstage right wing), Mark Gieringer, Betty Kondo, Preston Swovelin

 

Mike Debus Performance Painting
in collaboration with
Sug-Easy and Flavor Pack

Fun With M.J.

Performance Painter Mike Debus (http://www.mikedebus.com - click here)
Choreography James "Sug-Easy" Singleton
Music Michael Jackson
Dancers Members of Flavor Pack:
Alex Ayres, Michael James, Juliana Silva, and Mika Wayne

Flavor Pack at Dance in the Park 2013
Tech rehearsal Saturday afternoon - Mike Debus at left and Sug-Easy downstage lip on the right

Mike Debus and Flavor Pack at Dance in the Park 2013
Performance Saturday night with Mike Debus in the background painting a Michael Jackson head and shoulders portrait in a pivoting easel (upside down at the moment, the yellow band is Michael's upward hand tipping his hat)

 

 

City in Motion Dance Theater

Beautiful Boy

Choreography Andrea Skowronek
Music Domenico Scarlaffi
Dancers City in Motion Dance Theater: Katie Brennan, Krystal Bryan, Dale Fellin, Amanda January, Jackie Soelter, Ann Shaughnessy, Stephanie Whittier
Costumes Cim Roesner

Jackie Soelter in Beautiful Boy (tech rehearsal) with City in Motion Dance Theater at Dance in the Park
Jackie Soelter in Beautiful Boy (during tech rehearsal Friday night)

Katie Brennan and Dale Fellin for City in Motion dancing Beautiful Boy at Dance in the Park 2013
Katie Brennan and Dale Fellin


 

Sword Dancing

 

Eternal Path Arts

Jian Wu

Choreography Elisha Wampler
Dancer Eternal Path Arts: Elisha Wampler

Elisha Wampler at Dance in the Park 2013
Elisha Wampler

Bint al Harica Dance Troupe

Mid-East Sword Duet

Choreography Halah Zeki and Nicole "Nika" English
Music Raja Zahr
Dancers Bint al Harica Dance Troupe: Nicole "Nika" English and Halah Zeki

Nicole English (front) and Halah Zeki at Dance in the Park 2013
Nicole English (front) and Halah Zeki

St. Andrew Highland Dance Association

Gillie Callum - A Scottish Sword Dance

Choreography Traditional
Music Traditional
Dancers Kansas City St. Andrew Highland Dance Association:
Reagan Grant, Melissa McBrayer, Kristen Powell

St Andrews Highland Dance Association at Dance in the Park 2013
St. Andrews Highland Dance Association

 

Seamless Dance Theater

Holding Onto Good

Choreography Erin Lustig
Music Delta Rae
Dancers Shanna Colbern, Claire Kampschroeder, Elaine Kimble-Peaks, Kristen Loeb, Erin Lustig, Karen Schongar

URL: http://www.corbiz.net/seamlessdance/wordpress (click here)

Holding Onto Good - Seamless Dance Theater at Dance in the Park 2013

Holding Onto Good - Seamless Dance Theater at Dance in the Park 2013

Holding Onto Good - Seamless at Dance in the Park 2013

 

Sinag-Tala Performing Arts Troupe

Silat

Choreography Gemma Alemania-Snyder
Music Traditional
Dancers Michelle Chico, Althea Flores, Kate Flores, Sophie Flores, Danica Pecana, Gia Vargas
Costumes Shirley Sulit

Tinikling

Choreography Gemma Alemania-Snyder
Music Traditional
Dancers Armando Balino Costes, Jennifer Francisco, Stephanie Mina, Rosanna Mina Paat, Josh Pecana, Al Sarol, Alexis Snyder, Richie Snyder

URL: http://www.filipino-association.org/about/sinagtala.asp (click here)

Tinikling by Sinag-Tala at Dance in the Park 2013
Tinikling

Sinat by Sinag-Tala at Dance in the Park 2013
Sinat

 

Grupo Axé Capoeira

Samba Reggae

Choreography Sonia Duncombre and Mackenzie Allen
Music Oludúm
Dancers Members of El Grupo Axé Capoeira Kansas City
Costumes Sonia Duncombre and Mackenzie Allen

Maculélé (stick fighting) and Capoeira

Choreography Live improvisation by members of El Grupo Axé Capoeira
Music Traditional

URL: http://www.capoeirakc.com/ (click here)

Axe Capoeira at Dance in the Park 2013

Axe Capoeira at Dance in the Park 2013

Axe Capoeira at Dance in the Park 2013

Axe Capoeira at Dance in the Park 2013

Axe Capoeira at Dance in the Park 2013

 

 
 
From the program:

Production Staff

Technical Director/Lighting Designer John Moose” Kimball
Production Director/Stage Manager Ann Shaughnessy
Sound Engineer Erin Ray
Assistant Stage Manager Beth Byrd
Event Coordinators Mary Ann Allen & Andrea Skowronek
Volunteer Coordinator June Holte
Graphic Designer Tracie Davis
Photographer Mike Strong
Host Michael Hogge

Acknowledgements

Happy 15th Anniversary! Dance in the Park would not continue to be possible without the inspired dedication of this outstanding group of neighborhood residents who worked with local businesses and sponsors to present this group of uniquely talented dancers. They organized, they fund raised, and they coordinated.

Here are the people who made it happen.

Bill Allen, Mary Ann Allen, Scott Burnett, Mark Carr, City in Motion Children’s Dance Theater & Parents, City in Motion Board of Directors, Pam Gilford, Selena Jabara, Susan Kysela, Rick Leidig, Frankie Messer, Joe Montanan, Angela Moss, Janet Moss, Michael Pate, Jim Peters, Renae Price, Gary Rittenhouse, Marcy Smalley, Barrie Smith, Julie Tenenbaum, Steve Torre, Rachel Torre, Dominic Torre, Rose Torre, Karen Uhlenhuth, Mary Ellen Vincent, Vanessa Vaughn-West, Eric Vianello, and Joel Wakham

Michael Hogge from KCPT Arts Program (Modays)- Host at Dance in the Park 2013
Michael Hogge - KCPT (90.1 FM) Arts Program hosting at Dance in the Park

Dale Fellin directing the City in Motion Apprentice Co  at Dance in the Park 2013
Dale Fellin directing the Apprentice Company

City in Motion table for snacks, etc at Dance in the Park 2013
Snacks, drinks and information

City in Motion

Hip hop teacher Bobby Ray with wife and son
Hip hop teacher Bobby Ray with wife and son


City in Motion Apprentice Company in tech rehearsal

Linda Putthoff showing off her new granddaughter to Nicole English
Linda Putthoff showing off her new granddaughter to Nicole English

Flavor Pack pair on swings at Dance in the Park 2013
Two of the Flavor Pack hip hop dancers on the swings during tech

Julie Denesha
Julie Denesha, free-lance shooter, doing an article for KCUR (click here)

 at Dance in the Park 2013

Mike Debus and finished painting of Michael Jackson at Dance in the Park 2013
Mike Debus with finished Michael Jackson painting
(upright, this time, on its swivel)

Members of Gurukul at Dance in the Park 2013
Jennifer Hutchins, Kirstie McDermott and Krystal Bryan (Gurukul and City in Motion)

Executive confab off the edge of the stage

City in Motion's web site: http://www.CityInMotion.org

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