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UMKC Spring 2012 Concert

Note: All choreography is the copyright of the choreographers.

Choreography by

Gary Abbott
Hilary Cartwright
Mary Pat Henry
Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Ronald Tice
Paula Weber

and students

Kaitlin Heibel
Chadi EL-Khoury
Vashti Goracke

NOTE - MORE TO FINISH ON THIS PAGE
including a few credits (informal pieces)

Rita's Brazilian Tango
Desmond Roach and Danielle Glynn in Rita's Brazilian Tango by Hilary Cartright - this is actually the bow

 

Program Order

Title   Choreographer
Without A Word   DeeAnna Hiett
Sanctuary   Sabrina Madison-Cannon
White   Paula Weber
Red   Gary Abbott
  intermission  
Rita's Brazilian Tango   Hilary Cartright
Night Rainbow   Ronn TIce
Paradox   Kaitlin Heibel (graduating Senior)
On Cypress Avenue (extract)   Mary Pat Henry
Redemption   Sabrina Madison-Cannon
     
A Suite of Three Student Pieces
Doy Mi Sangre
...
Kuhodi
Sat 2:30 only
Surprise
pieces
.
Chadi El-Khoury
Vashti Goracke
Alexis Borth, Juanita Carter, John Swapshire, Shacura Wade
Performances:
evenings: thursday, friday, saturday 7:30 pm
matinee: Saturday 2:30 pm

 


Without A Word

Without a Word by DeeAnna Hiett

Without a Word

Choreography by DeeAnna Hiett
Music by Keiichi Okabe and Osvaldo Golijov
Music performed by Kronos Quartet
Music editing by Gavin Stewart
Lighting design by Brandon J. Clark
Costume design by DeeAnna Hiett

Dancers
Kelsi Benage, Hannah Benditt, Alexis Borth, Juanita Carter, Rachel Crawford, Haley Day, Brittany Duskin, Chadi El-Khoury, Caroline Fogg, Hannah Forck, Claire Gardner-Dale, Mark Gieringer, Rachael Haug, Rachael Hulse, Erin Kane, Daley Kappenman, Taylor Ohman, Alessandra Perdichizzi, Whitney Ricketts, Desmond Roach, Liza Rod, Alyssa Schneider, Rachel Schneider, Megan Squires, Gavin Stewart, John Swapshire, Shacura Wade, Dempsey Ward, Nina-Rose Wardanian


Sanctuary

Sanctuary - Gavin Stewart

Sanctuary

Choreography by Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Music by Industry and Anvil Chorus Music performed by Michael Gordon and David Lang
Lighting design by Matthew Mitra
Costume design by Sabrina Madison-Cannon

Dancer Gavin Stewart


White

White

White

Choreography by Paula Weber
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Adagio from Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 622 (1791)
Lighting design by Shara Abvabi
Costume design by Paula Weber

Dancers
Haley Day and Mark Gieringer
Alyssa Gold and Gavin Stewart
with
Hannah Benditt, Brittany Duskin, Danielle Glynn, Vashti Goracke, Erin Kane, Daley Kappenman, Appie Peterson, Megan Squires, Rose Taylor-Spann, Dempsey Ward

 


Red

Red

Red

Choreography by Gary Abbott
Music by Aretha Franklin
Lighting design by Matthew Mitra
Costume design by Gary Abbott

Dancers
Hannah Benditt, Branson Bice, Alexis Borth, Kassi Butler, Juanita Carter, Shanna Colbern, Heather Costello, Rachel Crawford, David Cross, Haley Day, Brittany Duskin, Lacee Ebert, Claire Gardner-Dale, Mark Gieringer, Kaitlin Heibel, Lexie Klasing, Taylor Ohman, Whitney Ricketts, Desmond Roach, Ashley Rodrigues, Rachel Schneider, Asha Singh, Gavin Stewart, Paco Vitug, Shacura Wade, Nina-Rose Wardanian

 


Rita's Brazilian Tango

Rita - Brazilian Tango
Rose Taylor-Spann, Danielle Glynn, Paco Vitug, Daley Kappenman

Ritas Brazilian Tango
Gavin Stewart and Rose Taylor-Spann

Rita's Brazilian Tango

Choreography by Hilary Cartwright
Music by Ernesto Nazareth
Lighting design by Matthew Mitra
Costume design by Hilary Cartwright
Production staged by Ronald Tice

Dancers

(Thursday evening)
David Cross, Haley Day, Brittany Duskin, Joseph Flickner, Mark Gieringer, Alyssa Gold, Dalton Heinle, Taylor Ohman, Whitney Ricketts

(Friday and Saturday evenings)
Dannielle Glynn, Daley Kappenman, Desmond Roach, Megan Squires, Gavin Stewart, John Swapshire, Rose Taylor-Spann, Paco Vitug

(Saturday afternoon)
David Cross, Haley Day, Brittany Duskin, Joseph Flickner, Mark Gieringer, Alyssa Gold, Dalton Heinle, Taylor Ohman, Whitney Ricketts

This ballet is dedicated to my mother, Rita Cartwright, 1910-2012.

 


Night Rainbow

Night Rainbow - Megan Squires

Night Rainbow

Choreography by Ronald Tice
Music by Tangerine Dream, Miles Davis, King Crimson, and Herbie Hancock
Lighting design by Brandon J. Clark
Costumes by Ronald Tice

Dancers

Kelsi Beinage, Emily Berger, Branson Bice, Juanita Carter, David Cross, Chadi El-Khoury, Caroline Fogg, Hannah Forck, Danielle Glynn, Alyssa Gold, Dominique Harris, Dalton Heinle, Rachael Hulse, Daley Kappenman, Taylor Ohman, Lexi Panfil, Alessandra Perdichizzi, Matthew Redix, Desmond Roach, Ashley Rodrigues, Megan Squires, Gavin Stewart, John Swapshire, Natalie Upton, Paco Vitug, Dempsey Wardd


Paradox

Brittany Duskin in Kaitlin Heibel's Paradox
Brittany Duskin in Kaitlin Heibel's Paradox

Paradox

Choreography by Kaitlin Heibel
Music by Olafur Arnalds
Lighting design by Doug Macur
Costume design by Kaitlin Heibel

Dancers

Hannah Benditt, Brittany Duskin, Claire Gardner-Dale, Alyssa Gold, Rachael Hulse, Daley Kappenman, Desmond Roach, Ashley Rodrigues, Lynley Schaffer, Rachel Schneider, Megan Squires, Gavin Stewart, Nina-Rose Wardanian


On Cypress Avenue
(extract)

On Cypress Avenue

On Cyprus Avenue
(excerpt)

Choreography by Mary Pat Henry
Music by Ray Charles: "What'd I Say"
Lighting design by Matthew Mitra
Costume design by Kate Myers
Costume construction by Laura Powell

Dancers

(Thursday evening)
Branson Bice, Brittany Duskin, Claire Gardner-Dale, Appie Peterson, Desmond Roach, John Swapshire, Paco Vitug, Shacura Wade

(Friday and Saturday evenings)
Branson Bice, Brittany Duskin, Appie Peterson, Desmond Roach, Gavin Stewart, John Swapshire, Natalie Upton, Shacura Wade

(Saturday afternoon)
Branson Bice, David Cross, Claire Gardner-Dale, Sarah Herbert, Desmond Roach, Abbie Shadid, John Swapshire, Natalie Upton


Redemption

Redemption

Redemption

Choreography by Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Music by Serge Houppin and Henry Torgue
Lighting design by Doug Macur
Costumes by Sabrina Madison-Cannon

Dancers

Hannah Benditt, Heather Costello, Brittany Duskin, Mark Gieringer, Kaitlin Heibel, Sarah Herbert, Rachael Hulse, Daley Kappenman, Desmond Roach, Ashley Rodrigues, Rachel Schneider, Megan Squires, Gavin Stewart, Nina-Rose Wardanian

 


Student Suite - Three Informal Works

Announced on Saturday afternoon, as a surprise

NOTE: These are only starter notes to be replaced with full information.

Doy Mi Sangre

Choreographer Chadi El-Khoury
Music: Doy Mi Sangre by Osvaldo Golijov from his opera "Ainadamar"
Dancer Alexis Borth

...(duet)...

Vashti Goracke, Desmond Roach- duet

Kuhodhi

Choreography: Alexis Borth, Juanita Carter, John Swapshire, Shacura Wade
Music by: Tan Dun (b. 1957) and Yo-Yo Ma (b. 1955) “Farewell” (2000) “Night Fight” (2000)
Costume design by: Alexis Borth, Juanita Carter, John Swapshire, Shacura Wade
Dancers: Alexis Borth, Juanita Carter, John Swapshire, Shacura Wade

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Kuhodhi with Alexis Borth, John Swapshire, Juanita Carter, Shacura Wade
Kuhodhi with Alexis Borth, John Swapshire, Juanita Carter, Shacura Wade

Alexis Borth in Doy mi Sangre from the opera Adiamantae by Osvaldo Golijov - Choreo: Chadi El-Khoury
Alexis Borth in "Doy mi Sangre" from the opera "Adiamantae" by Osvaldo Golijov - Choreo: Chadi El-Khoury

Alexis, John, Juanita, Shacura
Kuhodhi with Alexis Borth, John Swapshire, Juanita Carter, Shacura Wade

 

 

 


More Pictures

Gavin Stewart and Haley Day in Without a Word
Gavin Stewart and Haley Day in Without a Word

Desmond Roach, Gavin Stewart, Haley Day in Without a Word by DeeAnna Hiett
Desmond Roach, Gavin Stewart, Haley Day in Without a Word by DeeAnna Hiett

Rachel Schneider jumps and turns backward into Mark Gieringer who catches her in Red
Rachel Schneider jumps and turns backward into Mark Gieringer who catches her in Red

Megan Squires and Gavin Stewart in Redemption by Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Megan Squires and Gavin Stewart in Redemption by Sabrina Madison-Cannon

John Swapshire, Dempsey Ward ... in Night Rainbow by Ronn Tice
John Swapshire, Dempsey Ward ... in Night Rainbow by Ronn Tice

Paco Vitug in On Cypress Avenue by Mary Pat Henry
Paco Vitug in On Cypress Avenue by Mary Pat Henry

Gavin Stewart and Haley Day in Without a Word by DeeAnna Hiett
Gavin Stewart and Haley Day in Without a Word by DeeAnna Hiett

Desmond Roach and Mark Gieringer throw water on Megan Squires and Gavin Stewart in Redemption by Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Desmond Roach and Mark Gieringer throw water on Megan Squires and Gavin Stewart in Redemption by Sabrina Madison-Cannon

Megan Squires in Night Rainbow by Ronn Tice
Megan Squires in Night Rainbow by Ronn Tice

Dempsey Ward and Clare Gardner-Dale in Rita's Brazilian Tango by Hilary Cartwright
Dempsey Ward and Clare Gardner-Dale in Rita's Brazilian Tango by Hilary Cartwright

John Swapshire (front) Night Rainbow by Ronn Tice
John Swapshire (front) Night Rainbow by Ronn Tice

 



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Note: as of spring 2011 Robert Battle took over as Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey from the retiring Judith Jamison.
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Senior Recitals
These are held in the winter semester and the graduating seniors begin signups and rehearsals early in the fall semester. This is one of their last graded works. Each senior choreographs and directs a group piece and performs in a solo which may be self-choreography or another's and may also be a duet if there is a large enough mix of solo to duet.

There are a number of recital concerts, depending on the total number of seniors. Generally the mid-week concerts have in-town seniors while those with families out of town are scheduled for Saturdays so relatives can attend.

Senior Recital 2012
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Related Links
 Non-UMKC events which have UMKC dancers, staff or visiting artists. 

Don McKayle talk 24 Jan 2008 at Public Library, KCMO about Kansas City Ballet piece he was commisioned to create.
UMKC guys in Romeo and Juliet at Kansas City Ballet Spring 2008 backstage in costumes.
Wylliams/Henry Sept 2006 and "Games ," choreography Donald McKayle.

For some of the least expensive, good dance entertainment in Kansas City the University of Missouri Kansas City's Conservatory of Dance and Music's Dance Division offers some of the best young adult dancers in the area. UMKC's Dance Division is among the top dance schools in the country. Those of us who live in this area often miss that distinction but people elsewhere know (isn't it always so?).