City in Motion Spring 2008 Concert
at the GEM Theater

12 April 2008 - Performance plus rehearsal pictures (see table at bottom of page)
Kansas City, Missouri

Tracie Davis in Three Preludes by Andrea Skowronek
Tracie Davis
"Three Preludes"
Choreography Andrea Skowronek
Music William Boyce "Sympnohny No. 4 in F Major"
Costumes Eleanor Kerr
Dancers: I Allegro Tracie Davis, Penelope Hearne, Kat Kimmitz, Stephanie Whittler
Dancers: II Vivace ma non troppo Amanda January, Kat Kimmitz
Dancers: III Allegro Tracie Davis, Penelope Hearne, Amanda January, Kat Kimmitz, Stephanie Whittler
Tracie Davis in Three Preludes by Andrea Skowronek
Tracie Davis

 

Lost (Myself) - dancer/choreographer Stephanie Whittler
Stephanie Whittler
"Lost (Myself) "
Choreography Stephanie Whittler
Music Sia
Dancer Stephanie Whittler
Lost (Myself) - dancer/choreographer Stephanie Whittler
Stephanie Whittler

 

Joanna Strom (front) and Tracie Davis (back) in Digeridoo by Dale Fellin
Joanna Strom (front) and Tracie Davis (back) - rehearsal in City in Motion studios
"Digeridoo"
Choreography Dale Fellin
Music Adam Plack
Dancers Tracie Davis, Amanda January, Joanna Strom
Joanna Strom during rehearal in City in Motion studios
Joanna Strom during rehearal in City in Motion studios
Amanda January, Tracie Davis and Joanna Strom in Didgeridoo by Dale Fellin in City in Motion Spring 2008 concert 12 April 2008 at the GEM theater
Amanda January, Tracie Davis and Joanna Strom
Amanda January, Tracie Davis and Joanna Strom in Didgeridoo by Dale Fellin in City in Motion Spring 2008 concert 12 April 2008 at the GEM theater
Amanda January, Tracie Davis and Joanna Strom

 

Stephanie Whittler - rehearsal at Penn Valley location for City in Motion in - I See In My Mind ... All Of This Music
Stephanie Whittler - rehearsal at Penn Valley location
"I See in My Mind ... All of This Music"
Choreography Sarah Mermis Payne
Music Regina Spektor
Dancers Tracie Davis, Penelope Hearne, Amanda January, Kat Kimmitz, Andrea Skowronek, Joanna Strom, Stephanie Whittler
Stephanie Whittler in - I See in My Mind ... All of This Music - by Sarah Mermis Payne
Stephanie Whittler - same spot as in rehearsal above
Amanda January in - I See in My Mind ... All of This Music - by Sarah Mermis Payne
Amanda January

 

Penelope Hearne - dancer/choreographer in Semi-Detached Split-Level Luxury
Penelope Hearne
"Semi-Detached, Split-Level Luxury"
Choreography Penelope Hearne
Music Mogwai
Dancer Penelope Hearne

 

Stephanie Whittler - rehearsal at City in Motion studio - Tracie Davis in back
Stephanie Whittler - rehearsal at City in Motion studio - Tracie Davis in back
"A Daydream Or A Fever"
Choreography Penelope Hearne
Music Miles Davis, Saul Williams, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Decoder Ring
Costumes Lee Hearne, Tracie Davis, Penelope Hearne
Set Design Penelope Hearne
Dancers Tracie Davis, Amanda January, Kat Kimmitz, Andrea Skowronek, Joanna Strom, Stephanie Whittler
Stephanie Whittler - rehearsal at City in Motion studio
Stephanie Whittler - rehearsal at City in Motion studio

Tracie Davis, Penelope Hearne, Stephanie Whittler, Amanda January, Kat Kimmitz, Joanna Strom in Labyrinth by Andrea Skoronek in City in Motion concert 12 April 2008 at the GEM theater
Tracie Davis, Penelope Hearne, Stephanie Whittler, Amanda January, Kat Kimmitz, Joanna Strom
"Labyrinth"
Choreography Andrea Skowronek
Music Jem Moore
Dancers Tracie Davis, Penelope Hearne, Amanda January, Kat Kimmitz, Joanna Strom, Stephanie Whittler
Tracie Davis, Penelope Hearne, Kat Kimmitz, Joanna Strom, Stephanie Whittler, Amanda January in Labyrinth by Andrea Skoronek in City in Motion concert 12 April 2008 at the GEM theater
Tracie Davis, Penelope Hearne, Kat Kimmitz, Joanna Strom, Stephanie Whittler, Amanda January
Penelope Hearne, Kat Kimmitz, Joanna Strom in Labyrinth by Andrea Skoronek in City in Motion concert 12 April 2008 at the GEM theater
Penelope Hearne, Kat Kimmitz, Joanna Strom
Amanda January, Tracie Davis, Stephanie Whittler in Labyrinth by Andrea Skoronek in City in Motion concert 12 April 2008 at the GEM theater
Amanda January, Tracie Davis, Stephanie Whittler
 

 

Kat Kimmitz (front) and Penelope Hearne in Illuminata - by Dale Fellin
Kat Kimmitz (front) and Penelope Hearne
"Illuminata"
Choreography Dale Fellin
Music Stacy Wildelitz
Dancers Penelope Hearne, Amanda January, Kat Kimmitz, Andrea Skowronek, Joanna Strom, Stephanie Whittler
   
Kat Kimmitz (ront) and Penelope Hearne in Illuminata by Dale Fellin
Kat Kimmitz (ront) and Penelope Hearne

 

City In Motion Dance Theater, Inc.
 Board of Directors  
  Marcy Smalley President
  Lillian Francis Co-Vice President
  Jonathan Brightwell Treasurer
  Catherine Harland Secretary
  Gary Hearne  
  Gary Rittenhouse  
  Catherine Harland  
  Stephanie Whittler  
  Vanessa Vaughn Co-Vice President
  Leah Skender  
 Artistic Directors    
  Andrea Skowronek  
  Dale Fellin  
  Penelope Hearne  
 Company Dancers    
  Tracie Davis  
  Penelope Hearne  
  Amanda January  
  Kat Kimmitz  
  Andrea Skowronek  
  Joanna Strom  
  Stephanie Whittler  
 City in Motion Staff    
  Regina Compernolle School Director
  Andrea Skowronek Children's Dance Theater Director
 Production Staff    
  John "Moose" Kimball

Technical Director / Lighting Designer

  Mathias Langford Stage Manager
  David Kiehl Sound Technician
  Mica Thomas, Nick Uthoff Technical Assistants
  Jeromy Morris Graphic Designer
  Leah Skender Program Layout
  Mike Strong Photographer
  Mark Titus Videographer
     
 
 Photo Dates Piece Location
 Rehearsals    
 31 March 2008 - mon Digeridoo Penn Valley Athletics
 2 April 2008 - wed Digeridoo
Daydream or Fever
City in Motion Studio
 7 April 2008 - full run - monday full run  
     
 Tech 11 April 2008 - Fri partial of all - lighting GEM Theater
 12 April 2008 Sat
 Dress
- afternoon
 Performance
- evening
all GEM Theater
     

 

Original Release Text

The primary color red is the longest wavelength of light discernible to the human eye. Red also represents a wide range of human passion, from anger to love. With "Red Dances," City in Motion Dance Theater will present eight pieces with a connection to the color red, including costuming, lighting, and set design.

"Red Dances" will include six works by the three Artistic Co-Directors of City in Motion Dance Theater: Andrea Skowronek, Dale Fellin and Penelope Hearne. Andrea Skowronek will present "Three Preludes," a playful romp for five dancers set to William Boyce's Symphony No. 4 in F Major. Ms. Skowronek will also present a structured improvisation entitled "Labyrinth," set to two meditative compositions for hammer dulcimer by Jem Moore. The dancers walk on a cloth labyrinth that serves as a pathway and a metaphor for the unpredictable journey through life.

Dale Fellin's trio, "Didgeridoo," is an abstract exercise in choreographic exploration and experimentation, inspired by the music of Adam Plack. Mr. Fellin's "Illuminata" is a physically challenging work, set to the fast paced music of Stacy Wildelitz. "Illuminatata" premiered at 'A Modern Night at the Folly' on January 19, 2008 and depicts spirits awakening in heaven, celebrating the illumination of their souls.

Penelope Hearne uses set design, audio collage, poetry and dynamic modern dance in her group piece "A Daydream or a Fever." The music, by Miles Davis, Saul Williams, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Decoder Ring, is diced and intermixed throughout the piece's abstract storyline, to subtly convey an anti-war statement. Ms. Hearne's solo, "Semi-Detached Split-Level Luxury," allows the audience a peek into the mind of a 1940s housewife. The solo, performed to music by Mogwai, suggests curiosity, isolation and the desire for freedom.

Stephanie Whittler, a City in Motion Dance Theater company member, will perform her introspective solo, "Lost (Myself)," to music by Sia. Sarah Mermis Payne will present a light-hearted piece for seven dancers and five exercise trampolines entitled "I see in my mind…all of this music," to music by Regina Spektor.

City in Motion Dance Theater's "Red Dances" will be presented at 8:00 pm on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at the Gem Theater, located at 1615 E. 18th Street, in the historic 18th and Vine District. A silent auction will take place in the lobby before the show and during intermission. "Red Dances" will also raise awareness and funding for local service organizations helping women, men and children living with HIV/AIDS in our community. Tickets for "Red Dances" are $18 in advance, $15 for students and seniors, $10 for children 12 and under and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available by calling the Gem Theater Box Office at 816-474-6262.

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, The Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation, The Richard J. Stern Foundation, and The Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

CONTACT: Andrea Skowronek, Artistic Co-Director (816) 210-1192 or (816) 531-0348

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