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The Dance Division's

Spring Concert 2016 - At The Folly Theater
Downtown at 12th and Central

 

Ricky Davis (left) and Cameron Miller (front) in White by Paula Weber
Ricky Davis (left) and Cameron Miller (front) in "White" by Paula Weber

On stage Wednesday standing on the apron starting tech rehearsal for "White" by Paula Weber - Left-Right: Folly Crew, Alexandra Wallace, John Swapshire and Kelsey Crawford, Alaina DaRaedt, Julia Martin (front center), Caroline Purcell, Hannah Wagner and Alexandria Brant (front right) - Paula Weber is in the house, center right in picture.
On stage Wednesday standing on the apron starting tech rehearsal for "White" by Paula Weber
Left-Right: Folly Crew, Alexandra Wallace, John Swapshire and Kelsey Crawford, Alaina DaRaedt, Julia Martin (front center), Caroline Purcell, Hannah Wagner and Alexandria Brant (front right)
Paula Weber is in the house, center right in picture and lighting crew at far right.

Bree Dorsey in Give Your Hand to Struggle by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
Bree Dorsey in "Give Your Hand to Struggle" by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

Backstage during tech waiting for Grey by Winston Dynamite Brown - L-R: David Calhoun, Alexandria Brant, Makenna Dowling
Backstage during tech waiting for Grey by Winston Dynamite Brown - L-R: David Calhoun, Alexandria Brant, Makenna Dowling

Esperando nin Silencio by Mary Pat Henry - L-R: John Swapshire, Ricky Davis, Sarah Fragenberg
Esperando nin Silencio by Mary Pat Henry - L-R: John Swapshire, Ricky Davis, Sarah Fragenberg

Esperando nin Silencio by Mary Pat Henry - Bree Dorsey, Alexandria Wallace, Nora Burkitt, Sarah Fragenberg
Esperando nin Silencio by Mary Pat Henry - Bree Dorsey, Alexandria Wallace, Nora Burkitt, Sarah Fragenberg

Mallory Hensel and John Swapshire in The Miraculous Man - by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronald Tice
Mallory Hensel and John Swapshire in The Miraculous Man - by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronald Tice

The Miraculous Man - studio rehearsal in PAC-128 by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronald Tice
The Miraculous Man - studio rehearsal in PAC-128 by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronald Tice

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Four Concert Performances at The Folly

1 - Thursday April 21 - 7:30 pm
2 - Friday April 22 - 7:30 pm
3 - Saturday April 23 - 2 pm - Free, Informal
4 - Saturday April 23 - 7:30 pm

The prices for all evening concerts were:
$12 general public, $5 UMKC faculty, staff, students (with ID)
(TIP: get prices at the Folly Box Office, they are higher at PAC)
The Saturday afternoon concert was free
     
Title Choreographer Position
WhitePaula Weber Staff
Breaking the Dam, Part 2: Mass Incarceration Gary Abbott Staff
...and then there were Five Sabrina Madison-Cannon Staff
Esperando nin Silencio Mary Pat Henry Staff
Grey Winston Dynamite Brown Alumnus
Give Your Hands to Struggle Jowale Willa Jo Zollar Alumnus
The Miraculous Man DeeAnna Hiett, Ronald Tice Staff, Staff

 

Conservatory Artist

2016 Spring Dance Concert

UMKC Dance Division

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Winston Dynamite Brown, alumnus guest choreographer
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, alumna guest choreographer
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PROGRAM

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White

ChoreographyPaula Weber
MusicAdagio from Concerto for Piano No. 23 in A Major, K 488 (1786)
ComposerWolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Lighting designEthan Newman
CostumesEleve Dancewear
Dancers Alexandra Wallace and John Swapshire, Kelsey Crawford and Cameron Miller (Friday and Saturday evenings)
with
Sarah Frangenberg (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings)
and
Alexandria Brant, Alaina DeRaedt, Mallory Hensel, Julia Martin, Phoebe Perry, Caroline Purcell, Hannah Wagner (Friday and Saturday evenings)
Maria Hall and Cameron Miller, Ricky Davis and Holly Marcin (Thursday evening and Saturday matinee)
with
Kristen Finck (Saturday matinee)
and
Brigitte Benyei, Nora Burkitt, Allison Harsh, Remmi Hartmann, Madeline Koesters, Marina Shortino, Megan Tabel (Thursday evening and Saturday matinee)

Breaking the Dam Part 2: Mass Incarceration

ChoreographyGary Abbott
MusicRising Up (2016) Composed by Paul Rudy (b. 1962)
Poetry"Breaking the Bondage" by Rob Love
Lighting designEthan Newman
CostumesRicky Davis
Dancers Bree Dorsey, Kim Avarez, John Swapshire, Nora Burkitt, David Calhoun, Makenna Dowling, Holly Messman, Kiarra Brown-Edwards, Taylor Edwards, Victoria Hay, Brock Maze, Tianna Morton, Cameo Miller, Cameron Miller, Ayana Roberson, John Roberts, Megan Tabel, Nia Towe
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and then there were Five

ChoreographySabrina Madison-Cannon
MusicThe Twins (Prague)" and "November" from Memoryhouse (2002) Composed by Max Richter (b. 1966)
Lighting designGlenn Linder
CostumesUMKC Dance Division
Dancers Bree Dorsey, Courtney Garrett, Mallory Hensel, Harry Parker, Hannah Wagner (Thursday evening)
Kelsey Crawford, Sarah Frangenberg, Leah Korn, John Swapshire, Alexandra Wallace (Friday and Saturday evenings)
Kaitlyn Gardner, Maria Hall, DaJuan Johnson, Caroline Purcell, Alaina DeRaedt (Saturday matinee)
Understudy: Alexandria Brant
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Esperando nin Silencio

ChoreographyMary Pat Henry
Music"Alnitak" and "The Turning Point" from the Utaki album I Ching (1993) Composed by Artur Andrés Ribeiro (b. 1959)
Lighting designNicole Jaja
Costume designJudy Pfeifer
Dancers Nora Burkitt, Bree Dorsey, Sarah Frangenberg, Danielle Palomino, Hannah Wagner, Alexandra Wallace, Ricky Davis, DaJuan Johnson, John Roberts, John Swapshire
Dedicated to the mothers of Argentina who stood bravely and silently in the Plaza de Mayo each week until the world knew that those they loved were disappearing because of the political regime.
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GREY

ChoreographyWinston Dynamite Brown
MusicFür Alina (1976) Composed by Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)
Assistant to Mr. BrownChristina Mowry
Rehearsal directorDeeAnna Hiett
Lighting designEthan Newman
Costume designWinston Dynamite Brown
Costume constructionLisa Choules
Dancers Alexandria Brant, Kiarra Brown-Edwards, David Calhoun, Kelsey Crawford, Ricky Davis, Makenna Dowling, Sarah Frangenberg, Courtney Garrett, Trey Johnson, Leah Korn, Christina Rice, Marina Shortino, Hannah Wagner
Understudies: Allison Harsh, Phoebe Lind, Cameo Miller, Cameron Miller, Erilyn Wiltshire-Beer
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Give Your Hands to Struggle

ChoreographyJawole Willa Jo Zollar
Music"Give Your Hands to Struggle" (1969) Composed by Bernice Johnson Reagon (b. 1942)
RestagedChanon Judson
Rehearsal directionSabrina Madison-Cannon
Lighting designEthan Newman
Costume design and constructionPaula Weber
Dancer Bree Dorsey (Thursday and Saturday evenings)
Courtney Garrett (Friday evening and Saturday matinee)
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The Miraculous Man

ChoreographyDeeAnna Hiett and Ronald Tice
Music A csodálatos mandarin (The Miraculous Mandarin), op. 19 (1918-19, rev. 1926-31), composed by Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Lighting designColleen Shea
Video designShane Tice
PhotographyWeegee (1899-1968)
Costume designDeeAnna Hiett and Ronald Tice
Dancers
SheMallory Hensel (Thurs., sat. eve.)
Sarah Frangenberg (Friday)
Phoebe Perry (Sat. matinee)
HeDaJuan Johnson (Sat. matinee)
John Swapshire (Thurs., Fri., sat. eve.)
ThugTrey Johnson (Thurs., Sat. matinee)
John Roberts (Friday, sat. eve.)
MugsBrock Maze, Paco Vitug
John Roberts (Thurs., Sat. matinee)
Trey Johnson (Friday, sat. eve.)
ClownDavid Calhoun
Shabby RakeCameron Miller
BookwormJames Fenoglio
GypsyKristen Finck (Thurs., Sat. matinee, Sat. eve.)
Brooke McPheeters (Friday)
Ladies in Red Hannah Wagner (Friday, sat. eve.), Julia Martin (Thurs., sat. matinee), Katie Johnson, Caroline Purcell
Ladies in Black Kristen Finck (Friday), Sarah Frangenberg (Thurs., sat. matinee, sat, eve.), Madeline Koesters (Friday, sat eve.), Brooke McPheeters (Thurs., sat. matinee), Bree Dorsey (Friday, Sat. eve), Alaina DeRaedt (Thurs., Sat. matinee), Alexandria Brant (Friday, sat. eve.), Hannah Wagner (Thurs., sat. matinee), Kaitlyn Gardner
Maddening Crowd Courtney Benner, Emily Dismuke, Makenna Dowling, Jorden Erskin, Ekaterina Everhart, Remmi Hartmann, DaJuan Johnson, Madeline Koesters, Holly Lewis, Phoebe Lind, Margaret Kellenberger, Tianna Morton, Ayana Roberson, Alexandra Smith, John Swapshire
Synopsis Gotham at night—the big city, a den of iniquity, a gin joint full of nefarious characters and unwitting victims of violence. Some people are "asking for it" and this is just the type of place to give it to 'em.

The Taxi Dancers and Maddening Crowd are witnesses to various crimes against humanity.

She needs a job and He has just lost his; times are tough and love is rare on the mean streets.

The music of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók and the images of American crime photographer Weegee inspired this production of The Miraculous Man.
— Ronald Tice

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Breaking the Dam Part 2: Mass Incarceration by Gary Abbott
Breaking the Dam Part 2: Mass Incarceration by Gary Abbott

White by Paula Weber
White by Paula Weber

White by Paula Weber - Ricky Davis and Holly Marcin
White by Paula Weber - Ricky Davis and Holly Marcin

Stage-left wings during Miraculous Man
Stage-left wings during Miraculous Man

Dancers on the sidewalk outside of Quiznos between performances - Kaitlyn Gardner, Brock Maze, (Katie) Ekaterina Everhart, Danielle Palomino, Katie Johnson
Dancers on the sidewalk outside of Quiznos between performances - Kaitlyn Gardner, Brock Maze, (Katie) Ekaterina Everhart, Danielle Palomino, Katie Johnson

And Then There Were Five
And Then There Were Five by Sabrina Madison-Cannon

Bree Dorsey (front) and Ricky Davis, in the lobby, following performance
Bree Dorsey (front) and Ricky Davis, in the lobby, following performance

Class before performance, on the stage apron are DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice
Class before performance, on the stage apron are DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice

Late afternoon class Saturday - on the apron directing, Ronn Tice
Late afternoon class Saturday - on the apron directing, Ronn Tice

Marina Shortino in White by Paula Weber
Marina Shortino in White by Paula Weber

Paco Vitug with his bike (left) and Sarah Frangenberg between performances at the front of the stage door driveway
Paco Vitug with his bike (left) and Sarah Frangenberg between performances at the front of the stage door driveway

White by Paula Weber - Marina Shortino in front
White by Paula Weber - Marina Shortino in front

Breaking the Dam Part 2: Mass Incarceration by Gary Abbott
Breaking the Dam Part 2: Mass Incarceration by Gary Abbott

Sarah Frangenberg and John Swapshire in The Miraculous Man
Sarah Frangenberg and John Swapshire in The Miraculous Man

Ushers for The Folly
The Folly house crew

Terrence Berger on one of the three cameras from UMKC's Information Access Friday night to stream via Tegrity (they were back the next week for jazz)
Terrence Berger on one of the three cameras from UMKC's Information Access Friday night to stream via Tegrity (they were back the next week for jazz)

Shacura Wade and Kameron Saunders de-car on 11th street to attend, this time as audience rather than as dancers.
Shacura Wade and Kameron Saunders de-car on 11th street to attend, this time as audience rather than as dancers or choreographers

Dancer Paco Vitug taking off on his bike between performances
Dancer Paco Vitug taking off on his bike between performances

Caroline Dahm (Fogg, newly married) showing up in the lobby to watch this time, rather than as a dancer.
Caroline Dahm (Fogg, newly married) showing up in the lobby to watch this time, rather than as a dancer.

Tapper Billie Mahoney and Donna Patty in the house very early (almost first) for Friday night
Tapper Billie Mahoney and Donna Patty in the house very early (almost first) for Friday night

Dancers (behind) returning at 12th and Central from break with professors/choreographers (front, left-right) DeeAnna Hiett and Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Dancers (behind) returning at 12th and Central from break with professors/choreographers (front, left-right) DeeAnna Hiett and Sabrina Madison-Cannon

Grey by Winston Dynamite Brown
Grey by Winston Dynamite Brown

Grey by Winston Dynamite Brown
Grey by Winston Dynamite Brown

John Swapshire - Breaking the Dam Part 2: Mass Incarceration by Gary Abbott
John Swapshire - Breaking the Dam Part 2: Mass Incarceration by Gary Abbott

John Swapshire (left), Ricky Davis (front) and Sarah Frangenberg in Esperando nin Silencio by Mary Pat Henry
John Swapshire (left), Ricky Davis (front) and Sarah Frangenberg in Esperando nin Silencio by Mary Pat Henry

DaJuan Johnson and Phoebe Perry in The Miraculous Man by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice
DaJuan Johnson (He) and Phoebe Perry (She) in The Miraculous Man by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice

And Then There Were Five by Sabrina Madison-Cannon - Maria Hall carried by DaJuan Johnson
And Then There Were Five by Sabrina Madison-Cannon - Maria Hall carried by DaJuan Johnson

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Laughing Ladies in The Miraculous Man - studio rehearsal in PAC-128 by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronald Tice
Laughing Ladies in The Miraculous Man - studio rehearsal in PAC-128 by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronald Tice

John Roberts, as top thug (with wrench) in The Miraculous Man - studio rehearsal in PAC-128 by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronald Tice
John Roberts, as top thug (with wrench) in The Miraculous Man - studio rehearsal in PAC-128 by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronald Tice