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University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Dance and Music

The Dance Division's

Fall Concert 2013 - At White Recital Hall
Performing Arts Center

 

Featuring the choreography of

Ronald Tice
Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Gary Abbott
DeeAnna Hiett
Paula Weber
Mary Pat Henry
Edgar Adino

And the
Conservatory Wind Symphony Chamber Players
Steven D. Davis, conductor

Performances:
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)

More pictures below the program listing

'Counterpoint Continuum' by Mary Pat Henry
'Counterpoint Continuum' by Mary Pat Henry

Caroline Fogg and Desmond Roach in 'On The Edge' by Paula Weber
Caroline Fogg and Desmond Roach in 'On The Edge' by Paula Weber

See a picture gallery below the program listing

PROGRAM

On the Edge

Choreography by Paula Weber
Music: Serenade for Winds in E-fiat Major, op. 7 (1881)
Composed by Richard Strauss (1864—1949)
Performed by the Conservatory Wind Symphony Chamber Players
Conducted by Steven D. Davis
Lighting design by Max Levitt
Costume design and construction by Elevé and Paula Weber

Dancers: in order of appearance
Caroline Fogg and Desmond Roach
Erika Edwards and David Cross
Kelsey Crawford and Joseph Flickner
Hannah Studebaker and Shane Horan
Appie Peterson and Branson Bice
Daley Kappenman (Thu, Fri) or Alexis Borth (Sat) and John E. Roberts
Understudy: Alexandra Wallace

A Hint of Mischief

Choreography by DeeAnna Hiett
Music: A Hint of Mischief (1999)
Composed by James Mobberley (b. 1954)
Performed by the Conservatory Wind Symphony Chamber Players
Conducted by Steven D. Davis
Lighting design by Colleen Shea
Costume design by DeeAnna Hiett

Dancers:
Alexis Borth, Kelsey Crawford, Simone DeLozier, Erika Edwards, Joseph Flickner, Caroline Fogg, Sarah Frangenberg, Courtney Garrett, Sarah Herbert, Shane Horan, Rachael Hulse, Daley Kappenman, Harry Parker, Desmond Roach, Alessandra Perdichizzi, Appie Peterson, Matthew Redix, John E. Roberts, Kameron Saunders, Yui Tadokoro, Caitlin Vasser, Alexandra Wallace
Understudies: Natalia Chavez, Alama DeRaedt, Abbie Shadid, Hannah Wagne
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Tricheur, Menteur, Voleur

Choreography by Gary Abbott
Music: cheating, lying, stealing (1993)
Composed by David Lang (b. 1957)
Performed by the Conservatory Wind Symphony Chamber Players
Conducted by Steven D. Davis
Lighting design by Shara Abvabi
Costume design by Gary Abbott

Dancers:
Kelsi Benage, Alexis Borth, Kelsey Crawford, Erika Edwards, Sarah Frangenberg, Caroline Fogg, Sarah Herbert, Shane Horan, Rachael Hulse, DaJuan Johnson, Daley Kappenman, Holly Messman, Harry Parker, Alessandra Perdichizzi, Desmond Roach, John E. Roberts, Kameron Saunders, Hannah Studebaker, John Swapshire, Yui Tadokoro, Antone Townsend, Caitlin Vassar

Inventions

Choreography by Ronald Tice
Music: Selections from the album Music for Two (2004)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685—1750)
Performed, arranged, and recorded by Béla Fleck and Edgar Meyer
Lighting design by Shara Abvabi
Costumes by Ronald Tice

Dancers:
(Friday and Saturday evenings)
Emily Berger, Alexis Borth, Kelsey Crawford, Alama DeRaedt, Erika Edwards, Sarah Frangenberg, Remmington Hartmann, Mallory Hensel, Erin Kane, Holly Marcin, Phoebe Perry, Hannah Studebaker, Megan Tabel, Natalie Upton, Hannah Wagner, Alexandra Wallace, Branson Bice, Shane Horan, John E. Roberts, Paco Vitug
(Thursday evening and Saturday matinee)
Kelsi Benage, Hannah Castleman, Natalia Chavez, Remmington Hartmann, Rachael Haug, Leah Korn, Holly Marcin, Lexi Panfil, Phoebe Perry, Alessandra Perdichizzi, Caroline Purcell, Katie Shea, Katherine Schneller, Hannah Studebaker, Megan Tabel, Teele Mannik, David Cross, Dominique Harris, Matthew Redix, Antone Townsend

Counterpoint Continuum

Choreography by Mary Pat Henry
Music: Vermont Counterpoint (1982)
Composed by Steve Reich (b. 1936)
Performed by the Conservatory Wind Symphony Chamber Players
Conducted by Steven D. Davis
Lighting design by Kris Kirkwood
Costume design by Mary Pat Henry

Dancers
Kelsi Benage, Emily Berger, Alama DeReadt, Madisyn Edmonds, Remmington Hartmann, Mallory Hensel, Erin Kane, Leah Korn, Grace Lewis, Holly Marcin, Phoebe Perry, Caroline Purcell, Katie Shea, Hannah Studebaker, Natalie Upton, Hannah Wagner

The Sound Below

Choreography by Edgar Anido
Music composed by Max Richter (b. 1966)
Lighting design by Shara Abvabi
Costume design by Mark Gieringer

Dancers
Branson Bice, Alexis Borth, Simone DeLozier, Mallory Fisher, Joseph Flickner, Caroline Fogg, Sarah Frangenberg, Daley Kappenman, Leah Korn, Alessandra Perdichizzi, Appie Peterson, Desmond Roach, John E. Roberts, Kameron Saunders, John Swapshire, Yui Tadokoro, Caitlin Vasser, Paco Vitug
Understudies: Erika Edwards, Sarah Herbert, Holly Marcin, Phoebe Perry, Hannah Studebaker Antone Townsend, Hannah Wagner, Alexandra Wallace, Erilyn Wiltshire-Beer

Conversations

Choreography by Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Music: Figures in the Garden (1991)
Composed by Jonathan Dove (b. 1959)
Performed by the Conservatory Wind Symphony Chamber Players
Conducted by Steven D. Davis
Lighting design by Matt Mitra
Costume design by Sabrina Madison-Cannon

Dancers
Alexis Borth, Erika Edwards, Caroline Fogg, Sarah Frangenberg, Rachael Haug, Sarah Herbert, Shane Horan, Rachael Hulse, DaJuan Johnson, Daley Kappenman, Leah Korn, Harry Parker, Alessandra Perdichizzi, Desmond Roach, John E. Roberts, Kameron Saunders, Hannah Studebaker, Caitlin Vasser, Erilyn Wiltshire-Beer

 


 

CONSERVATORY WIND SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS

PERSONNEL

(there are no principal players)

FLUTE
Kim Abeyta, BM, Lee’s Summit, MO
Jun Alta, MM, Daly City, CA
Virginia Q. Backman, DMA, Oak Harbor, WA
Christina Choi, MM, Dunwoody, GA
Coty Dennis, MM, Colorado Springs, CO
Karen Hauge, AC, Tinton Falls, NJ
Christopher Kidwell, BME, Waynesville, MO
Emma Reno, BM, Shawnee Mission, KS
Daniel Shineberg, AC, Rock Springs, WY
Christina Wince, MM, Athens, OH

OBOE
Jessica Cary, DMA, West Des Moines, IA
Kim Foskett, BM, Gladstone, MO
Dietrich Koch, DMA, Vashon, WA

CLARINET
Nattapon Banjatammanon, DMA, Bangkok, Thailand
Brandon Crawford, BM, Turlock, CA
Abby Lloyd, MM, Jefferson City, MO
Celeste Markey, AC, Orange, CA
Pei-Lun Tsai, DMA, Taipei, Taiwan
James Westbrook, AC, Parkville, MO

BASSOON
Karl Gottschalk, BM, Lenexa, KS
Adam Lusk, DMA, Centennial, CO
Michael Scott, DMA, Jonesboro, AR
James Keel Williams, DMA, Jackson, TN

SAXOPHONE
Michael Shults, DMA, Kansas City, MO

HORN
Matthew Haislip, DMA, Paris, TX
Natalie Higgins, DMA, Elk Grove, CA
Brett Hodge, BM, St. Louis, MO
Shannon McCranor, MM, Willis, TX
Meghan Phadke, BM, Olathe, KS
Cynthia Simpson, PC, Tuscaloosa, AL

PERCUSSION
Sarrah Cantrell, PC, Overland Park, KS
Andy Foerschler, MM, Lawrence, KS
Jack Latta, MM, McCook, NE
William Shaltis, DMA, Grass Lake, Ml

VIOLIN
Yu-Fang Chen, DMA, Taipei, Taiwan (Conservatoty alumni)

CELLO
Tiffany Bell, MM, Rapid City, SD (Conservatoty alumni)

PIANO
Matthew Siegel, MM, Kansas City, MO

 

PRODUCTION STAFF

Concert Director Ronald Tice, assisted by Paula Weber
Stage Manager Brooke McPheeters
Assistant Stage Manager Vashti Goracke
Lead Lighting Designer Shara Abvabi
Lighting Designers Kris Kirkwood, Max Levitt, Matt Mitra, Colleen Shea
Sound Designers Robert Beck, Jason Scheufler
Costume Managers Abram Hawkins, Mallory Hensel, Emma Raterman
Videographers Madisyn Edmonds, Teele Mannik
Light Board Operator Kat Atkins
Curtain Alama DeRaedt, Hannah Wagner
Sound Cameo Miller, Samantha Hirt
Crew Phoebe Perry, Grace Lewis, Kelly Gudell, Kelsi Grove, Marina Shortino, Holly Marcin, Natalia Chavez, Caroline Purcell, Megan Tabel, Meghan Everly

UMKC CONSERVATORY DANCE DIVISION

PROFESSORS

Paula Weber, chair of the UMKC Dance Division
Mary Pat Henry, associate dean of Conservatoiy Faculty Affairs
Sabrina Madison-Cannon, assoc. dean, Conservatoiy Undergraduate Curriculum
Gary Abbott
DeeAnna Hiett
Ronald Tice

ADJUNCT PROFESSORS

Christina Burton
Sally DeLozier
Billie Mahoney
Crystal Robins
Ann Shaughnessy
Lisa Thorn-Vinzant

LIGHTING DESIGN PROFESSOR

Victor Tan

 

 

Gallery:


 

Band vs Dancers
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


Click on image for a higher resolution version

 

Kelsey Crawford (front) and Joseph Flickner (mostly hidden) in synch in 'On The Edge' by Paula Weber
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
Hannah Studebaker (front) and Shane Horan in 'On The Edge' by Paula Weber

Inventions by Ronn TIce
Inventions by Ronn TIce

Caroline Fogg in 'A Hint of Mischief' by DeeAnna Hiett
Caroline Fogg in 'A Hint of Mischief' by DeeAnna Hiett

Orchestra in the pit
Orchestra in the pit

Pre-show time on stage (Daley Kappenman, Desmond Roach, Caroline Fogg, Shane Horan)
Pre-show time on stage (Daley Kappenman, Desmond Roach, Caroline Fogg, Shane Horan)

Sarah Frangenberg in 'A Hint of Mischief' by DeeAnna Hiett
Sarah Frangenberg in 'A Hint of Mischief' by DeeAnna Hiett

Kameron Saunders in 'The Sound Below' by Edgar Anido
Kameron Saunders in 'The Sound Below' by Edgar Anido

John Swapshire 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
Kameron Saunders lifts Caroline Fogg in 'The Sound Below' by Edgar Adino

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

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

Dance students' bake-sale table
Dance students' bake-sale table

Opening the house
Opening the house

Dancers' frends and families greet the performers after the show
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
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
Click here (will open in a new window)

Kameron Saunders lifts Simone DeLozier in A Hint of Mischief by DeeAnna Hiett

 

Pre-show class 3 floors below in the studios: front Alexis Borth, right Allesandra Perdichizzi, left Joseph Flickner
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.
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.

 


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UMKC Dance Division page links on this site

UMKC Dance Division moments between studio classes

Dance Division moments between studio classes

Fall Concerts
 With staff and guest choreography 

November 2017
November 2016
November 2015
November 2013
November 2012
November 2011
November 2010
November 2009
November 2008
November 2007
November 2006
November 2005

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

April 2017
April 2016
April 2014
April 2012
April 2011
April 2010
April 2008
April 2007

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
Senior Recital 2011
Senior Recital 2008
Senior Recital 2007
Senior Recital 2005

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?).