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University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Dance and Music

The Dance Division's

Spring Concert 2014 - At White Recital Hall
Performing Arts Center

Tricheur, Menteur, Voleur by Gary Abbott
Tricheur, Menteur, Voleur by Gary Abbott

Featuring the choreography of

Gary Abbott
DeeAnna Hiett
Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Ronald Tice
Paula Weber
Kameron N. Saunders

Performances:
April 10, 11, 12 2014 (Thu, Fri, Sat)

Evenings at 7:30 pm and
Saturday afternoon 2:30 pm (free)

At White Recital Hall - North side of UMKC campus on the west side of same building holding The Rep
(47th and Cherry)

Blue by Paula Weber
Blue by Paula Weber

See a picture gallery below the program listing

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If you had the chance to see this show you will find a small sampling on this page in these pictures. If you missed the show, shame. It was terrific. Very strong all the way through across a range of works from five faculty (six pieces) and senior student Kameron Saunders which closed the program on high energy.

Side Note:

Faculty member Gary Abbott's "Tricheur, Menteur, Voleur" was one of two UMKC pieces chosen last for the gala at last months (Wed-Sat, March 19-22) central conference (in Chicago) American College Dance Festival. (Northeastern Illinois University) The other piece selected for the gala performance was from senior dance student Caitlin Vasser for her "Fear(less)."

Abbot's "Tricheur, Menteur, Voleur" was also chosen for the national festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC in June.(Festival Dates: June 4-7, 2014, Performance Dates: June 5-7, 2014). To that end the dance students are putting on fundraising efforts to get the performers to DC.

With luck - more info later.

 

See a picture gallery below the program listing

PROGRAM - in performance order

 

Off Center by Paula Weber
Appie Peterson in "Off Center"

Off Center

ChoreographyPaula Weber
Music“Night Flight” from Swing Shift (2002)
ComposerKenji Bunch (b. 1973)
Performed bythe Ahn Trio on its album Groovebox (2002)
Lighting designHeather Crocerk
CostumesPaula Weber
DancersKelsey Crawford, Caroline Fogg, Alexandra Wallace, Sarah Frangenberg
with Madisyn Edmonds, Courtney Garrett, Mallory Hensel, Abbie Shadid, Megan Tabel, Katie Shea, Yui Tadokoro, Hannah Wagner
OR
Hannah Studebaker, Erin Kane, Alexis Borth, Appie Peterson
with Emily Berger, Nora Burkitt, Alaina DeRaedt, Grace Lewis, Holly Marcin, Alessandra Perdichizzi, Phoebe Perry, Caroline Purcell
 

Maelstrom by Sabrina Madison-Cannon

Maelstrom

ChoreographySabrina Madison-Cannon
Music movement1 from Violin Concerto No. 1 (1987)
Philip Glass (b. 1937);
“Come Together” (1969) composed by John Lennon (1940–1980)
performed by Keith Terry and Crosspulse
Lighting designDoug Macur
Costume designSabrina Madison-Cannon
DancersBranson Bice, David Cross, Desmond Roach, John E. Roberts, Kameron N. Saunders, John Swapshire
Understudies: Joseph Flickner, Dominique Harris, DaJuan Johnson, Harry Parker, Antone Townsend
 

Allegretto by Ronn Tice

Allegretto

ChoreographyRonald Tice
MusicAllegretto from String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73 (1946)
ComposerDmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975)
Lighting designHeather Crocerk
CostumesRonald Tice
Dancers (Thursday and Saturday evenings:)
Emily Berger, Joseph Flickner, Courtney Garrett, Rachael Haug, Kari Hayde, Mallory Hensel, Erin Kane, Grace Lewis, Katie Shea, Katherine Schneller, Antone Townsend, Alexandra Wallace, Paco Vitug
(Friday evening and Saturday matinee:)
Natalia Chavez, Alaina DeRaedt, Erika Edwards, Remmington Hartmann, Mallory Hensel, Holly Marcin, Phoebe Perry, Caroline Purcell, Matthew Redix, Megan Tabel, Antone Townsend, Hannah Wagner, Paco Vitug
 

Tricheur, Menteur, Voleur by Gary Abbott

Tricheur, Menteur, Voleur

ChoreographyGary Abbott
Music cheating, lying, stealing (1993) composed by David Lang (b. 1957)
Lighting designShara Abvabi
Costume designGary Abbott
DancersAlexis Borth, Kelsey Crawford, Simone DeLozier, Erika Edwards, Sarah Frangenberg, Caroline Fogg, Sarah Herbert, Rachael Hulse, David Cross, Daley Kappenman, Harry Parker, Alessandra Perdichizzi, Desmond Roach, John E. Roberts, Kameron N. Saunders, Hannah Studebaker, John Swapshire, Yui Tadokoro, Shacura Wade
Understudies: Branson Bice, Dominique Harris, DaJuan Johnson
 
 

Intermission

 
 

Dovrebbe endare in entrambi I modi by DeeAnna Hiett

Dovrebbe endare in entrambi I modi

ChoreographyDeeAnna Hiett
Musicmovement? from Concerto for Violin and Percussion Orchestra (1940–59)
ComposedLou Harrison (1917–2003)
Performed byJoseph Genualdi, violin and UMKC Percussion Ensemble
ConductorNick Petrella
Lighting designAdam Raine
Costume designDeeAnna Hiett
DancersSimone DeLozier, Kameron N. Saunders, Alessandra Perdichizzi, John E. Roberts, Branson Bice, Yui Tadokoro, John Swapshire, Shacura Wade - - - Understudies: Caroline Fogg, Appie Peterson, Harry Parker, Nora Burkitt, Sarah Frangenberg
 

Blue by Paula Weber
Joseph Flickner and Erika Edwards

Blue

ChoreographyPaula Weber
MusicAdagio from Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 (“Emperor”) (1809), composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Lighting designHeather Crocerk
CostumesPaula Weber
Dancers:Erika Edwards and Joseph Flickner, Caroline Fogg and Desmond Roach, Kelsey Crawford and Branson Bice - OR - Alessandra Perdichizzi and Kameron N. Saunders, Shacura Wade and Dominique Harris, Alexis Borth and John Swapshire
 

Lines Untouched by Kameron Saunders

Lines Untouched

ChoreographyKameron N. Saunders
Music“Math Was a Wizard” and “Cú Chullain” from the album Adiemus IV: The Eternal Knot (2000)
ComposerKarl Jenkins (b. 1944)
Lighting designHeather Crocerk
Costume designKameron N. Saunders
DancersKameron N. Saunders with Alexis Borth, Natalia Chavez, Kelsey Crawford, Alaina DeRaedt, , Madisyn Edmonds, Caroline Fogg, Sarah Frangenberg, Remmington Hartmann, Mallory Hensel, Grace Lewis, Harry Parker, Phoebe Perry, Emma Raterman, Desmond Roach, John E. Roberts, Emily Rost, Abbie Shadid, Katie Shea, John Swapshire, Yui Tadokoro, Antone Townsend, Shacura Wade, Hannah Wagner, Alexandra Wallace, Erilyn Wiltshire-Beer
 
 

Production Staff

Concert DirectorsDeeAnna Hiett
Ronald Tice
Stage ManagerEmily Duffin
Assistant Stage ManagersCameo Miller
Abbie Hinrichs
Master ElectricianAdam Raine
Lead Lighting DesignerHeather Cocerck
Sound DesignersRobert Beck
Jason Scheufler
Light Board OperatorKat Atkins
Sound OperatorKim Alverez
VideographerShane Horan
CrewNora Burkitt, Madisyn Edmonds, Meghan Everly, Natalia Chavez, Alaina DeRaedt, Courtney Garrett, Abram Hawkins, Remmington Hartmann, Samm Hirt, Holly Lewis, Holly Marcin, Brooke McPheeters, Caroline Purcell, Emma Raterman, Megan Tabel, Hannah Wagner

UMKC Conservatory Dance Division

Professors
Paula Weber Chair of the UMKC Dance Division
Mary Pat Henryassociate dean of Conservatory Faculty Affairs
Sabrina Madison-Cannonassoc. dean, Conservatory Undergraduate Curriculum
Gary Abbott assistant professor, and Senior Dance Recitals faculty advisor
DeeAnna Hiettassistant professor
Ronald Ticeassistant professor
Tobin JamesAdjunct Professor
Crystal RobinsAdjunct Professor
Victor TanLighting Design Professor

 

 

Gallery:


Yui Tadokoro in Lines Untouched by Kameron Saunders
Yui Tadokoro in Lines Untouched

Caroline Fogg in Lines Untouched by Kameron Saunders
Caroline Fogg in Lines Untouched

Appie Peterson and John Roberts in Dovrebbe endare in entrambi I modi by DeeAnna Hiett
Appie Peterson and John Roberts in "Dovrebbe endare in entrambi I modi" by DeeAnna Hiett

 

Off Center by Paula Weber
Off Center by Paula Weber

Dovrebbe endare in entrambi I modi by DeeAnna Hiett
Dovrebbe endare in entrambi I modi by DeeAnna Hiett

Kelsey Crawford and Branson Bice in Blue by Paula Weber
Kelsey Crawford and Branson Bice in "Blue" by Paula Weber

Dovrebbe endare in entrambi I modi by DeeAnna Hiett
Dovrebbe endare in entrambi I modi by DeeAnna Hiett

Dovrebbe endare in entrambi I modi by DeeAnna Hiett
Dovrebbe endare in entrambi I modi by DeeAnna Hiett


Tricheur, Menteur, Voleur by Gary Abbott


Tricheur, Menteur, Voleur by Gary Abbott


Tricheur, Menteur, Voleur by Gary Abbott


Lines Untouched by Kameron Saunders


Lines Untouched by Kameron Saunders

Joe Flickner in Allegretto
Joe Flickner in Allegretto by Ronn Tice
(art note: leaving the dis-embodied hand in at the right side makes this art for my "Guggen-hugger" project :-)


Allegretto by Ronn Tice


Allegretto by Ronald Tice

Appie Peterson in Off Center by Paula Weber - 3-panel sequence (Frame numbers left to right: 184, 185, 186) Appie Peterson in Off Center by Paula Weber - 3-panel sequence (Frame numbers left to right: 184, 185, 186) Appie Peterson in Off Center by Paula Weber - 3-panel sequence (Frame numbers left to right: 184, 185, 186)
Appie Peterson in Off Center by Paula Weber - 3-panel sequence (Frame numbers left to right: 184, 185, 186)
There was also a fourth frame (187) which wasn't usable because I was a bit too early on the shot, just before she fully extended her leg.

Appie Peterson in Off Center by Paula Weber (frame 192 after sequence above)
Appie Peterson jumps with legs under in Off Center by Paula Weber (frame 192 after sequence above)

Dovrebbe endare in entrambi I modi by DeeAnna Hiett
Dovrebbe endare in entrambi I modi by DeeAnna Hiett

Branson Bice in Maelstrom by Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Branson Bice in Maelstrom by Sabrina Madison-Cannon

Maelstrom by Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Maelstrom by Sabrina Madison-Cannon

John Swapshire (L) and David Cross in Maelstrom by Sabrina Madison-Cannon
John Swapshire (L) and David Cross in Maelstrom by Sabrina Madison-Cannon


After: Allesandra Perdichizzi and her mom (right) and grandma (left)

After: Yui Tadokoro and Kameron Saunders pose for Yui's mom as Nicole English looks on
After: Yui Tadokoro and Kameron Saunders pose for Yui's mom as Nicole English looks on

After: Group shot from way back (he had a 50mm lens) with a couple of other people shooting too.
After: Group shot from way back (he had a 50mm lens) with a couple of other people shooting too.

After: Aaron, Hannah Studebaker, Gary Abbott and Nicole English
After: Aaron, Hannah Studebaker, Gary Abbott and Nicole English


After: Set Strick - wrestling a roll of Marley

After: Set Strick - Collecting filters and rolling Marley
After: Set Strick - Collecting filters and rolling Marley

Camera mugging for the "paparazzi" - Caroline Fogg
Camera mugging for the "paparazzi" - Caroline Fogg


Off Center by Paula Weber - jete coming (frame 75)


Off Center by Paula Weber - jete going (frame 76)


Off Center by Paula Weber

Kelsey Crawford and Branson Bice in Blue by Paula Weber
Kelsey Crawford and Branson Bice in Blue by Paula Weber

Joesph Flickner and Erika Edwards in Blue by Paula Weber
Joesph Flickner and Erika Edwards in Blue by Paula Weber

Dovrebbe endare in entrambi I modi by DeeAnna Hiett
Dovrebbe endare in entrambi I modi by DeeAnna Hiett

Kelsey Crawford and Branson Bice in Blue by Paula Weber
Kelsey Crawford and Branson Bice in Blue by Paula Weber

Dovrebbe endare in entrambi I modi by DeeAnna Hiett
John Swapshire and Caroline Fogg in "Dovrebbe endare in entrambi I modi" by DeeAnna Hiett

Hanna Studebaker in Off Center by Paula Weber
Hanna Studebaker in Off Center by Paula Weber


Off Center by Paula Weber
Off Center by Paula Weber

Tricheur, Menteur, Voleur by Gary Abbott
Tricheur, Menteur, Voleur by Gary Abbott

Hanna Studebaker (left) and Alexis Borth in Off Center by Paula Weber
Hanna Studebaker (left) and Alexis Borth in Off Center by Paula Weber

Off Center by Paula Weber
Off Center by Paula Weber

Marley mechanics at work
Marley mechanics at work

 

 



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Spring Concerts
 Held every April with staff and visiting choreography. A showcase for the year. 

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Other Dance Concerts and Dance Division Events at UMKC
 Held every April with staff and visiting choreography. A showcase for the year. 

Carmina Burana
CORPS de Ballet 2011 Conference with the introduction of the Tudor Curriculum
Battleworks Concert - 25 October 2008
UMKC Master Class with Robert Battle - 20-24 Oct 2008
Note: as of spring 2011 Robert Battle took over as Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey from the retiring Judith Jamison.
Master Class with Donald McKayle - August 2006
100th Year Anniversaryof the Conservatory - April 2006

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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Senior Recital 2007
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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?).