Featuring the choreography of
Mary Pat Henry
Conservatory Wind Symphony Chamber Players
Steven D. Davis, conductor
October 31, November 1 and 2 (Thu, Fri, Sat)
Evenings at 7:30 pm and
Saturday afternoon 2 pm (free)
At White Recital Hall - North side of UMKC campus on the west side of same building holding The Rep
(47th and Cherry)
'Counterpoint Continuum' by Mary Pat Henry
Caroline Fogg and Desmond Roach in 'On The Edge' by Paula Weber
On the Edge
Choreography by Paula Weber
A Hint of Mischief
Choreography by DeeAnna Hiett
Tricheur, Menteur, Voleur
Choreography by Gary Abbott
Choreography by Ronald Tice
Choreography by Mary Pat Henry
The Sound Below
Choreography by Edgar Anido
Choreography by Sabrina Madison-Cannon
CONSERVATORY WIND SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS
(there are no principal players)
Concert Director Ronald Tice, assisted by Paula Weber
UMKC CONSERVATORY DANCE DIVISION
Paula Weber, chair of the UMKC Dance Division
LIGHTING DESIGN PROFESSOR
Alexis Borth has the baton, a wand of power, while conductor Steven Davis (on whom she is astride) keeps conducting his musicians.
And below is the painting this shot reminded me of.
A little different, but similar enough that I had to include this image from Wikipedia page.
Liberty Leading the People (La Liberté guidant le peuple) was painted in 1830 by Eugène Delacroix
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Kelsey Crawford (front) and Joseph Flickner (mostly hidden) in synch in 'On The Edge' by Paula Weber
Hannah Studebaker (front) and Shane Horan in 'On The Edge' by Paula Weber
Inventions by Ronn TIce
Caroline Fogg in 'A Hint of Mischief' by DeeAnna Hiett
Orchestra in the pit
Pre-show time on stage (Daley Kappenman, Desmond Roach, Caroline Fogg, Shane Horan)
Sarah Frangenberg in 'A Hint of Mischief' by DeeAnna Hiett
Kameron Saunders in 'The Sound Below' by Edgar Anido
John Swapshire in 'The Sound Below' by Edgar Anido
This relevé is the last moment of dance in the piece and signals lights out
Kameron Saunders lifts Caroline Fogg in 'The Sound Below' by Edgar Adino
Tricheur, Menteur, Voleur by Gary Abbott
Tricheur, Menteur, Voleur by Gary Abbott
Dance students' bake-sale table
Opening the house
Dancers' frends and families greet the performers after the show
After the show Saturday night - Kameron Saunders holding a picture from Wednesday's dress of his
performance in 'A Hint of Mischief' by DeeAnna Hiett in a lift with Simone DeLozier (see picture below)
ALSO: see Kameron Saunders as choreographer with his "Lines Untouched" piece at Modern Night at the Folly 8 Feb 2014
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Pre-show class (warm up) 3 floors below in the studios:
front Alexis Borth, right Allesandra Perdichizzi, left Joseph Flickner
Breaking down the set - here holding a large wad of gaffer tape pulled up from the floor, where the
tape was used to hold down and hold together rolls of Marley laid over the wood-on-concrete stage floor.
Dance Division moments between studio classes
With staff and guest choreography
Other Dance Concerts and Dance Division Events at UMKC
Held every April with staff and visiting choreography. A showcase for the year.
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
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
Senior Recital 2011
Senior Recital 2008
Senior Recital 2007
Senior Recital 2005
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?).