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A Modern Night at the Folly 2013

10 Choreographers - Picture Page

9 February 2013
The Folly Theater, 12th and Central, Kansas City, Missouri
Tickets were $18 in advance, $15 for students and seniors and $20 at the door.

The Choreographers

Ming XIA
Halley Willcox
Willie Lenoir
Cathy Patterson
Jenninfer Owen
James Moreno
Lucy Shopen
Erin Lustig
Patrick Suzeau
Andrea Skowronek

Michael Davis (front) and Marcus Oatis in Last Day / Good Night by Jennifer Owen
Michael Davis (front) and Marcus Oatis in Last Day / Good Night by Jennifer Owen

The Program in Show Order


Softie's Volcano

Ming Xia (right) and Kay HE (left) in Softie's Volcano
Ming Xia (right) and Kay HE (left) in Softie's Volcano

Pianist, composer Kay He in Softie's Volcano
Pianist, composer Kay He in Softie's Volcano


Kay He (left), the ominous hand at the end of the piece, and Ming Xia (right) in Softie's Volcano

 

Choreographer/Dancer: Ming XIA
Composer/Pianist: Kay HE (Yuanyuan)
Video: Kay HE (Yuanyuan)


The World Upside Down

Halley Willcox, Leigh Murray, Maggie Osgood Nicholls in The World Upside Down by Halley Willcox
Halley Willcox, Leigh Murray, Maggie Osgood Nicholls in The World Upside Down by Halley Willcox

Maggie Osgood Nicholls, Halley Willcox and Leigh Murray in The World Upside Down by Halley Willcox
Maggie Osgood Nicholls, Halley Willcox and Leigh Murray in The World Upside Down by Halley Willcox

Choreography: Halley Willcox
Music: “Ratatat” by Lex
Dancers: Leigh Murray, Maggie Osgood Nicholls, Halley Willcox


Movement Centric

Movement Centric by Willie Lenoir - Lucy Shopen, Kelly Casper, Kenna Sullivan (upstage), Cora Schimke
Movement Centric by Willie Lenoir - Lucy Shopen, Kelly Casper, Kenna Sullivan (upstage), Cora Schimke

Kristi Moore in Movement Centric by Willie Lenoir
Kristi Moore in Movement Centric by Willie Lenoir

Movement Centric by Willie Lenoir - Lucy Shopen, Kelly Casper, Juliet Remmers, Cora Schimke, Lydia Snell, Kenna Sullivan
Movement Centric by Willie Lenoir - Lucy Shopen, Kelly Casper, Juliet Remmers, Cora Schimke, Lydia Snell, Kenna Sullivan

Movement Centric by Willie Lenoir
Movement Centric by Willie Lenoir - Kristi Moore, Lucy Shopen (upstage), Kelly Casper

Choreography: Willie Lenoir
Music: “Homesick” and Chambermaid Swing” by Parov Stelor
Dancers: Kristi Moore, Lydia Snell, Cora Schimke, Kelly Casper, Juliet Remmers, Lucy Shopen, Kenna Sullivan


The Widow's Chair

Cathy Patterson in her piece - Widow's Chair
Cathy Patterson in her piece - Widow's Chair

Cathy Patterson in her piece - Widow's Chair

Choreographer/Dancer: Cathy Patterson
Music: “On the Nature of Daylight” by Max Richter


Fives

Fives by James Moreno
Sarah O'Keefe in Fives by James Moreno

Stage Manager Tara Varney talks to the dancers and choreographer for Fives by James Moreno - Jen Silvey, Sarah O'Keefe, Krisa Farrington, Emily Atchison, Molly Jones - James Moreno, Tara Varney
Stage Manager Tara Varney talks to the dancers and choreographer for Fives by James Moreno
Jen Silvey, Sarah O'Keefe, Krisa Farrington, Emily Atchison, Molly Jones - James Moreno, Tara Varney

Jen Silvey in Fives by James Moreno
Jen Silvey in Fives by James Moreno

Choreography: James Moreno
Music: Alexander Balanescu
Dancers: Emily Atchison, Krisa Farrington, Molly Jones, Sarah O’Keeffe, Jen Silvey


Long Day / Good Night

Betty Kondo in Long Day / Good Night by Jennifer Owen
Betty Kondo in Long Day / Good Night by Jennifer Owen

Marcus Oatis, Jennifer Owen, Betty Kondo, Michael Davis in Long Day / Good Night by Jennifer Owen
Marcus Oatis, Jennifer Owen, Betty Kondo, Michael Davis in Long Day / Good Night by Jennifer Owen

Choreography: Jennifer Owen
Music: Brad Cox
Dancers: Michael Davis, Betty Kondo, Marcus Oatis, Jennifer Owen
(Michael Davis appears courtesy of Kansas City Ballet)


Intermission


Call Me Your Lullaby

Call Me Your Lullaby by Lucy Shopen
Cora Schimke in Call Me Your Lullaby by Lucy Shopen (hidden are Lisa Caldwell carrying Alexandra Sierra)

Call Me Your Lullaby by Lucy Shopen
Call Me Your Lullaby by Lucy Shopen - Cora Schimke, Molly Jones, Alexandra Sierra, Kelly Casper, Lisa Caldwell

Call Me Your Lullaby by Lucy Shopen (left) - talks with her dancers - L-R: Lucy, Lisa Caldwell, Kelly Casper, Cora Schimke, Alexandra Sierra, Molly Jones
Call Me Your Lullaby by Lucy Shopen (left) - talks with her dancers
L-R: Lucy, Lisa Caldwell, Kelly Casper, Cora Schimke, Alexandra Sierra, Molly Jones

 

Choreography: Lucy Shopen
Singers: Katherine Dick, Juliet Remmers
Pianist: Ryan McCall
Music: “The Riddle Song” (English Folk Song), “Adagio” from Concerto grosso in G minor Op. 6, No. 8 by Arcangelo Corelli, “Golden Slumbers” by Thomas Decker & reworked by Ryan McCall
Dancers: Lisa Caldwell, Kelly Casper, Molly Jones, Cora Schimke, Alexandra Sierra


What We're Made Of

The dancers wait onstage as choreographer/dancer Erin Lustig confers with Moose on lighting during tech Friday
The dancers wait onstage as choreographer/dancer Erin Lustig confers with Moose on lighting during tech Friday.


What We're Made Of by Erin Lustig

What We're Made Of by Erin Lustig (tech rehearsal)
What We're Made Of by Erin Lustig during tech rehearsal (no costumes)

Choreography: Erin Lustig
Music: Sigor Ros
Dancers: Kelsey Anderson, Shanna Colbern, Elaine Kimble-Peaks, Haley Kostas, Kristen Loeb, Erin Lustig, Christina Mowrey, Karen Schongar


Short Stories (excerpt)

Lydia Snell in Short Stories by Patrick Suzeau
Lydia Snell in Short Stories by Patrick Suzeau

Short Stories by Patrick Suzeau
Short Stories by Patrick Suzeau - Patrick talking with his dancers: L-R: Patrick, Lydia Snell, Juliet Remmers, Adam Lower

Lydia Snell in Short Stories by Patrick Suzeau
Lydia Snell in Short Stories by Patrick Suzeau

Amanda Rixey in Short Stories by Patrick Suzeau
Amanda Rixey in Short Stories by Patrick Suzeau


Juliet Remmers in Short Stories by Patrick Suzeau

Choreography: Patrick Suzeau
Music: Barbara and Jaques Brel
Singer: Barbara
Costumes: Susan Rendall
Dancers: Adam Lower, Juliet Remmers, Amanda Rixey, Lydia Snell, Kenna Sullivan


Fractals

Katie Brennan, Ann Shaughnessy, Amanda January and Tuesday Faust in Fractals by Andrea Skowronek
Katie Brennan, Ann Shaughnessy, Amanda January and Tuesday Faust in Fractals by Andrea Skowronek

Dale Fellin (left) and Stephen Plante (right) within the spinning group in Fractals by Andrea Skowronek
Dale Fellin (left) and Stephen Plante (right) within the spinning group in Fractals by Andrea Skowronek

Choreography: Andrea Skowronek
Music: Steve Reich
Costumes: Susan Tower
Video: Nate Bogert
Dancers: Katie Brennan, Tuesday Faust, Dale Fellin, Amanda January, Stephen Plante, Ann Shaughnessy

Fractals are rough or fragmented geometric shapes that can be split into parts, each of which is a reduced-size copy of the whole. While fractals are a mathematical construct, their patterns are found in nature. Clouds, snowflakes, river networks, fault lines, systems of blood vessels, and ocean waves display self-similar structure over an extended period of time. The minimalist, repetitive music of Steve Reich works well with the fractal theme and has inspired the manipulation of patterns and shapes in this work. This piece is dedicated to my friend and mentor, Kathleen Kingsley, and to the dancers who have contributed their creative voice to this process.


Gallery - More Pictures

 

Erin Lustig with her daughter on her arm and her dancers onstage
Erin Lustig with her daughter on her arm and her dancers onstage

Cathy Patterson in her piece: Widow's Chair
Cathy Patterson in her piece: Widow's Chair

Jennifer Owen in her piece Long Day / Good Night
Jennifer Owen in her piece Long Day / Good Night

Kelly Casper in Movement Centric by Willie Lenoir
Kelly Casper in Movement Centric by Willie Lenoir

Three of the four KU choreographers: L-R: Willie Lenoir, James Moreno, Patrick Suzeau
Three of the four KU choreographers: L-R: Willie Lenoir, James Moreno, Patrick Suzeau

Backstage pre-show. Sitting is City in Motion board president Marcy Smalley, and standing (right) next to a boom is Tracie Davis, dancer and designer (designed the program) and I have no idea who is standing on her head and can't quite tell who is talking off stage behind the opening.
Backstage pre-show. Sitting is City in Motion board president Marcy Smalley, and standing (right) next to a boom is Tracie Davis, dancer and designer (designed the program) and I have no idea who is standing on her head and can't quite tell who is talking off stage behind the opening.

Three dancers for Erin Lustig after tech, outside the stage door, waiting for their ride - Haley Kostas, Shanna Colbern and Elaine Kimble-Peaks
Three dancers for Erin Lustig after tech, outside the stage door, waiting for their ride - Haley Kostas, Shanna Colbern and Elaine Kimble-Peaks

Kay HE on piano in Softie's Volcano
Kay HE on piano in Softie's Volcano

Kelly Casper in 'Movement Centric' by Willie Lenoir
Kelly Casper in 'Movement Centric' by Willie Lenoir

Kristi Moore in 'Movement Centric' by Willie Lenoir
Kristi Moore in 'Movement Centric' by Willie Lenoir

 


From the Program ...


Board of Directors

Marcy Smalley, President
Jeffery Dazey, Vice President
Cecilia Rog-Hughes, Secretary
Alison Smalley, Treasurer
Gary Rittenhouse
Marianne Johnson
Christopher Johnson
Pamela E. Spencer de la Fuente

Artistic Co-Directors

Andrea Skowronek
Dale Fellin
Stephanie Whittler

City in Motion Staff

Nicole English School Director
Andrea Skowronek Children's Dance Theater Director

City in Motion Dance Theater, Inc. is a professional dance company, a presenter of dance and a school of dance. Its mission is to foster the development of high quality contemporary dance programming and expand the dance audience in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

City in Motion Dance Theater was incorporated as a 501 (c)3 organization in 1985.

Donations may be sent to:
City in Motion Dance Theater
3925 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

Flash photography is NOT permitted at any time during the performance. Use of a camera or other recording devices is not permitted unless arranged in advance. All choreography is copyright 2013 by the choreographers. A Modern Night at the Folly is the service mark of City in Motion Dance Theater, Inc. Program design and contents copyright 2011 by City in Motion Dance Theater: all rights reserved.

Production Staff

Production Director: Crystal Robins
Technical Director: John “Moose” Kimball
Lighting Designer: John “Moose” Kimball
Stage Manager: Tara Varney
Adjudicator: Patrizia Hermanjard
Folly Technical Director: Lee Saylor
Folly Technicians: Members of IATSE Local 31
Photographer and Videographer: Mike Strong
Poster/Cover/Program Design: Tracie Davis
Printing Services: Corona Litho & Riot Creative/ARC

Special Thanks to: Moosewerks, W.T Dittman, Miss Shirley Weaver, Jane Gotch, Winston Brown, Elaine Kimble-Peaks, Beth Byrd, Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, United Missouri Bank, Nicole Doyle, The Lighton Fund, The Uptown Arts Bar, Greg Patterson, Regina Compernolle, Rick Mareske and Michelle Kelley. The production staff would like to thank our hard working board members and volunteers for their inspiring support.

 

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