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A Modern Night at the Folly 2014

The 11th year at the Folly

The night of the performance was bitterly cold with a foot of new snow and a nearly full house anyway. Eleven people brought their work and their dancers to the concert.
Here are some of the pictures. They are from rehearsals, tech/dress and performance.

11 Choreographers - Picture Page

8 February 2014
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

Muriel Cohan (Lawrence)
Jane Gotch
Chadi El-Khoury
Dawn Karlovsky (St. Louis)
Elaine Kimble-Peaks
Cathy Patterson (Lawrence)
Kameron Saunders
Tiffany Sisemore
Patrick Suzeau (Lawrence)
Paula Weber
Stephanie Whittler

John Swapshire in Lines Untouched by Kameron Saunders
John Swapshire in "Lines Untouched" by Kameron Saunders

The Program in Show Order


Poems of the Sea - Waves, Chanty, at Sea

Dale Fellin lifts Halley Willcox - Pianits is Lamar Sims
Dale Fellin lifts Halley Willcox - Pianist is Lamar Sims

Lamar Sims playing the music for City in Motion
Lamar Sims playing the music for City in Motion

Choreography Stephanie Whittler
Composer Ernest Bloch
Musician Robert Lamar Sims
Dancers Krystal Bryan, Andrew Coronado, Kristen Feldmann, Dale Fellin, Mallory Gittemeier, Amanda January, Ann Shaughnessy, and Halley Willcox


Hush

Matt Tady and Ann Shaughnessy in Hush
Matt Tady and Ann Shaughnessy

Choreography Tiffany Sisemore
Music I Had A Rooster, Pete Seeger
Lighting Moose Kimball
Performers Ann Shaughnessy, Matt Tady


Lines Untouched

Lines Untouched by Kameron Saunders

Yui Tadokoro (front) and Caroline Fogg in Lines Untouched by Kameron Saunders
Yui Tadokoro (front) and Caroline Fogg in "Lines Untouched" by Kameron Saunders

Choreography Kameron N. Saunders
Music Cu Chullain, Karl Jenkins
Dancers John Swapshire, Alexis Borth, Caroline Fogg, Alessandra Perdichizzi, Alexandra Wallace, Yui Tadokoro, Shacura Wade and Erilyn Wiltshire-Beer

NOTE: Kameron Saunders himself was not at the performance although he came in to setup the tech on Friday. On Saturday Kameron was appearing with Störling Dance Theater as freed slave Frederick Douglas at the Kauffman. To see Kameron in performance last fall at UMKC where he is a student in the dance program take a look at my UMKC fall 2013 dance concert page. He is shown in several pictures, just search for "Kameron" (check the bottom where he is holding
a picture of himself in performance.


Said: Done

Tech rehearsal - Shanna Colbern, ... ..., Eli Dewitz in Said: Done by Elaine Kimble-Peaks and stage manager Tara Varney far right
Tech rehearsal - Shanna Colbern, ... ..., Eli Dewitz in Said: Done by Elaine Kimble-Peaks and stage manager Tara Varney far right

Elaine Kimble-Peaks, Victoria Norman
Elaine Kimble-Peaks, Victoria Norman

Choreography Elaine Kimble-Peaks
Music Nus Frahm
Dancers Kassi Butler, Shanna Colbern, Eli Dewitz, Brittany Duskin, Elaine Kimble-Peaks, Victoria Norman


Cibophobia

Carly Malsom in Cibophobia by Cathy Patterson in performance with neither leg locked into position
There is more to show here in terms of a comparison between rehearsal and performance. (aside: In dance contests a good recovery can net more points than a good execution.because "thinking on your feet" is now in the moment) The picture above is from the performance. Look at the leg-brace on the table and you will see that is not locked into position. In other pictures you can see that neither brace was fully set and locked. The table collapsed a few moves after this as she turned around to sit on the edge one but Carly recovered well enough in the moment that only a few wondered whether that was or wasn't in the choreography.

Carly Malsom in Cibophobia by Cathy Patterson in tech when the legs are locked into position
The same moment in tech rehearsal, different angle. The leg brace is locked. In the original choreography
Carly does a few movements then sits on the end, then a few more movements, then turns the table
upside down and ends on top of the upside down surface.
Carly Malsom in Cibophobia by Cathy Patterson
In Tech
Carly Malsom in Cibophobia by Cathy Patterson
Early in the performance. notice the leg braces. Neither is locked. The table was setup in the black.
Carly Malsom in Cibophobia by Cathy Patterson
In Performance

 

Choreography Cathy Patterson
Music Vocal, Peter Gregson
Dancer Carly Malsom


Ode

Choreography Patrick Suzeau
Music Tenderness of the Cranes, Kohachito Miyata
Dancers Kelly Kasper, Brannon Madrid, Sarah O’Keeffe, Cora Schimke, Lydia Snell, Elizabeth Washam


Intermission


Words in Motion

Tech rehearsal - Jordan Ryan, Daley Kappenman, Lindsey Allan
Tech rehearsal - Jordan Ryan, Daley Kappenman, Lindsey Allan (and performance below)

Lindsey Allan, Jordan Ryan, Rachael Hulse in Words in Motion by Chadi El-Koury
Tech rehearsal - Lindsey Allan, Jordan Ryan, Rachael Hulse in "Words in Motion" by Chadi El-Koury

Choreography Chadi El-Khoury
Music In Any Considerable Proportion, Hunter Long
Dancers Lindsey Allan, Brittany Duskin, Rachael Hulse, Daley Kappenman, Jordan Ryan


Emergence

Emergence by Muriel Cohan

Choreography Muriel Cohan
Music Fernando Cerqueira & Luiz Carlos Cseko
Dancers Brennon Madrid, Cora Schimke, Andrea Straub
Costumes Susan Rendall


Some Privacy in a Crowded Space

Choreography Dawn Karlovsky
Music Pool Reflection and Amblique, Tory Z Starbuck
Dancers Tara W.F. Cacciatore-Lopez, Sam Mitchell
Costumes Dawn Karlovsky


To Each Her Own

Megan Squires-Anderson in To Each Her Own by Paula Weber
Megan Squires-Anderson in "To Each Her Own" by Paula Weber

Hannah Studebaker (front) and Megan Squires-Anderson
Hannah Studebaker (front) and Megan Squires-Anderson

Alyssa Gold, Hannah Benditt, Megan Squires-Anderson, Appie Peterson
Alyssa Gold, Hannah Benditt, Megan Squires-Anderson, Appie Peterson

Choreography Paula Weber
Music Stabat Mater, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Dancers Megan Squires-Anderson, Hannah Benditt, Alyssa Gold, Appie Peterson, Lynley Schaffer, Hannah Studebaker
Lighting EJ Reinagel, recreated by Moose Kimball
Costumes Paula Weber


Let It Fall

(in process)

Juliet Remmers (left) and Leo Gayden in Let If Fall by Jane Gotch
Juliet Remmers (left) and Leo Gayden in "Let If Fall" by Jane Gotch


Juliet Remmers (front) and Leo Gayden in "Let If Fall" by Jane Gotch

Choreography Jane Gotch in collaboration with the dancers
Music Terry Riley: In C, Bang on A Can All-Stars, and O del mio dolce ardor, Gluck
Vocalist Juliet Remmers
Dancers Leo Gayden and Juliet Remmers
Costumes Jane Gotch

The creation of this piece has been made possible through a space grant from Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project.


Gallery - More Pictures

 


Choreographer / dancer Elaine Kimble-Peaks

Kam Saunders troupe getting an introduction from stage manager Tara Varney
Kam Saunders' troupe getting an introduction from stage manager Tara Varney

Stage manager Tara Varney
Stage manager Tara Varney

Class
Class

Class from backstage
Class from backstage

Poems of the Sea - Waves, Chanty, at Sea - Choreography Stephanie Whittler - Dancers Krystal Bryan, Andrew Coronado, Kristen Feldmann, Dale Fellin, Mallory Gittemeier, Amanda January, Ann Shaughnessy, and Halley Willcox
"Poems of the Sea - Waves, Chanty, at Sea" - Choreography Stephanie Whittler - Dancers Krystal Bryan, Andrew Coronado, Kristen Feldmann, Dale Fellin, Mallory Gittemeier, Amanda January, Ann Shaughnessy, and Halley Willcox

Poems of the Sea - Waves, Chanty, at Sea - Choreography Stephanie Whittler - Dancers Amanda January (bottom front), Ann Shaughnessy (top), Kristen Feldmann, Krystal Bryan
"Poems of the Sea - Waves, Chanty, at Sea" - Choreography Stephanie Whittler - Dancers Amanda January (bottom front), Ann Shaughnessy (top), Kristen Feldmann, Krystal Bryan

Poems of the Sea - Waves, Chanty, at Sea - Choreography Stephanie Whittler - Dancers Amanda January, Andrew Coronado, Mallory Gittemeier, Ann Shaughnessy, Krystal Bryan - piano Lamar Sims
"Poems of the Sea - Waves, Chanty, at Sea" - Choreography Stephanie Whittler - Dancers Amanda January, Andrew Coronado, Mallory Gittemeier, Ann Shaughnessy, Krystal Bryan - piano Lamar Sims

Emergence by Muriel Cohan - Brennon Madrid, Cora Schimke, Andrea Straub
"Emergence" by Muriel Cohan - Brennon Madrid, Cora Schimke, Andrea Straub

Poems of the Sea - Waves, Chanty, at Sea - Choreography Stephanie Whittler - Dancers Halley Willcox (front) and Andrew Coronado - Piano Lamar Sims
"Poems of the Sea - Waves, Chanty, at Sea" - Choreography Stephanie Whittler - Dancers Halley Willcox (front) and Andrew Coronado
Piano Lamar Sims

Juliet Remmers (left) and Leo Gayden in Let If Fall by Jane Gotch
Juliet Remmers (left) and Leo Gayden in "Let If Fall" by Jane Gotch

Poems of the Sea - Waves, Chanty, at Sea - Choreography Stephanie Whittler - Dancers Halley Willcox
"Poems of the Sea - Waves, Chanty, at Sea" - Choreography Stephanie Whittler - Dancers Halley Willcox (font) Dale Fellin (behind)

Poems of the Sea - Waves, Chanty, at Sea - Choreography Stephanie Whittler - Dancers Krystal Bryan, Ann Shaughnessy, Kristen Feldmann - On piano Lamar Sims
"Poems of the Sea - Waves, Chanty, at Sea" - Choreography Stephanie Whittler - Dancers Krystal Bryan, Ann Shaughnessy, Kristen Feldmann
On piano Lamar Sims

Composer Hunter Long setting up for Chadi El-Koury's piece Words in Motion (tech)
Composer Hunter Long setting up for Chadi El-Koury's piece "Words in Motion" (tech)

Dancers in Kameron's piece get their briefing from stage manager Tara Varney
Dancers in Kameron's piece get their briefing from stage manager Tara Varney during tech

Jordan Ryan (front) and Daley Kappenman in Words in Motion by Chadi El-Koury
Jordan Ryan (front) and Daley Kappenman in "Words in Motion" by Chadi El-Koury

Tara W.F. Cacciatore-Lopez and Sam Mitchell in Some Privacy in a Crowded Space by Dawn Karlovsky
Tara W.F. Cacciatore-Lopez and Sam Mitchell in "Some Privacy in a Crowded Space" by Dawn Karlovsky

Tara W.F. Cacciatore-Lopez and Sam Mitchell in Some Privacy in a Crowded Space by Dawn Karlovsky
Tara W.F. Cacciatore-Lopez and Sam Mitchell in "Some Privacy in a Crowded Space" by Dawn Karlovsky


Said: Done by Elaine Kimble-Peaks with Kassi Butler, Eli Dewitz, Shanna Colbern, Victoria Norman during tech

Taking a bow: Juliet Remmers (left) and Leo Gayden in Let If Fall by Jane Gotch
Taking a bow: Juliet Remmers (left) and Leo Gayden in "Let If Fall" by Jane Gotch

Sam Mitchell and Tara W.F. Cacciatore-Lopez in "Some Privacy in a Crowded Space" by Dawn Karlovsky
Sam Mitchell and Tara W.F. Cacciatore-Lopez in "Some Privacy in a Crowded Space" by Dawn Karlovsky

John Swapshire and Alexis Borth in Lines Untouched by Kameron Saunders
John Swapshire and Alexis Borth in "Lines Untouched" by Kameron Saunders

Sharing a laugh during tech - Sam Mitchell and Tara W.F. Cacciatore-Lopez in Some Privacy in a Crowded Space by Dawn Karlovsky
Sharing a laugh during tech - Sam Mitchell and Tara W.F. Cacciatore-Lopez in "Some Privacy in a Crowded Space" by Dawn Karlovsky

Choreographer Dawn Karlovsky with dancers Tara W.F. Cacciatore-Lopez and Sam Mitchell who are applying a little water to the soles of their slippers to help with traction.
Choreographer Dawn Karlovsky with dancers Tara W.F. Cacciatore-Lopez and Sam Mitchell who are applying a little water
to the soles of their slippers to help with traction on the Marley.

Lamar Simms on piano during City in Motion Companys rehearsal of Stephanie Whittlers piece,
Lamar Sims on piano during City in Motion Company's rehearsal of Stephanie Whittler's piece,

Poems of the Sea - Waves, Chanty, at Sea - Choreography Stephanie Whittler - Dancers in front L-R: Ann Shaughnessy, Mallory Gittemeier, Krystal Bryan, Amanda January
"Poems of the Sea - Waves, Chanty, at Sea" - Choreography Stephanie Whittler -
Dancers in front L-R: Ann Shaughnessy, Mallory Gittemeier, Krystal Bryan, Amanda January

Lines Untouched by Kameron Saunders
Lines Untouched by Kameron Saunders

Jordan Ryan, Daley Kappenman - waiting around during tech for Words In Motion by Chadi El-Koury
Jordan Ryan, Daley Kappenman - waiting around during tech for "Words In Motion" by Chadi El-Koury

 


From the Program ...


Board of Directors

Marcy Smalley, President
Pamela E. Spencer de la Fuente, Vice President
Christopher Johnson, Treasurer
Gary Rittenhouse
Marianne Johnson

Board members Marianne Johnson and Gary Rittenhouse share a toast as they setup the receptinon area upstairs at The Folly.
Board members Marianne Johnson and Gary Rittenhouse share a toast as they setup the receptinon area upstairs at The Folly.

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: Liza Bates (Irvine, CA)
Folly Technical Director: Lee Saylor
Folly Technicians: Members of IATSE Local 31
Photographer and Videographer: Mike Strong
Poster/Cover/Program Design: Tracie Jensen
Printing Services: Corona Litho & Century Marketing, Inc.

Special Thanks to: Moosewerks, W.T Dittman, Miss Shirley Weaver, Jane Gotch, Elaine Kimble-Peaks, Beth Byrd, Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Nicole Doyle, The Lighton Fund, The Uptown Arts Bar, Greg Patterson, Regina Compernolle, Rick Mareske, Michelle Kelley, Pamela E. Spencer de la Fuente, Suzanne Ryan Strati, Skyler Taylor, Reverend and Mrs. Robert Alan Brennan. The production staff would like to thank our hard working board members and volunteers for their inspiring support.

Preparations for the next evening's after-performance reception - CIM board members Gary RIttenhouse and Marianne Johnson at upper right in the picture did the setup.
Preparations for the next evening's after-performance reception - CIM board members Gary RIttenhouse and Marianne Johnson at upper right in the picture did the setup.

 

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