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University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Dance and Music

The Dance Division's

Fall Dance Concert 2016
At White Recital Hall

James C. Olson Performing Arts Center

October 27, 28, 29 (Thu, Fri, Sat)

Sarah Frangenberg and John Roberts in Mata Hari by Ronn Tice and DeeAnna Hiett
Sarah Frangenberg and John Roberts in Mata Hari by Ronn Tice and DeeAnna Hiett

Featured the choreography of

Ronald Tice
Gary Abbott
DeeAnna Hiett
Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Philip Jerry, staging by Paula Weber
Gregory Dawson, staging by Mary Pat Henry

Performances were:
October 27, 28, 29 (Thu, Fri, Sat)

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

Evening Tickets: $8, $6 seniors, UMKC faculty, staff, and all students FREE with UMKC or student ID. 816-235-6222

At White Recital Hall - North side of UMKC campus on the west side of same building holding the KC Rep
(50th and Cherry)
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White Recital Hall
James C. Olson Performing Arts Center
4949 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

PROGRAM

Bach'd

Choreography by Gary Abbott

Our Town

Choreography by Philip Jerry,
Staging by Paula Weber

A Dream Within Reach

Sabrina Madison-Cannon

Henriks Christine Nissen Opus 40

Choreography by Gregory Dawson after music by Johannes Brahms
Staging by Mary Pat Henry

Mata Hari

Choreography by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronald Tice

 


 

UMKC CONSERVATORY DANCE DIVISION

PROFESSORS
Paula Weber, professor, chair of the UMKC Dance Division
Mary Pat Henry, professor
Sabrina Madison-Cannon, assoc. dean, Conservatory Undergraduate Curriculum
Gary Abbott, assistant professor, Senior Dance Recitals faculty advisor
DeeAnna Hiett, associate professor
Ronald Tice, associate professor

ADJUNCT PROFESSORS
Christina Burton, Tobin James, David Justin, Jill Marlow Krutzkamp, Christina Neil, Ann Shaughnessy

LIGHTING DESIGN PROFESSOR
Victor Tan

Choreographers and their Lighting Designers
DeeAnna Hiett & Ron Tice - Hector Quintero and Daniel Wally
Sabrina Madison-Cannon - Glenn Linder
Gary Abbott - Jaime Green
Philip Jerry / Paula Weber - Bryce Foster
Gregory Dawson / Mary Pat Henry - Jaime Lenard

Production Staff
Concert Director - Ronn Tice
Stage Manager - Jennifer Scholl
Assistant Stage Managers - Beret Elker, Tianna Morton
Master Electrician - Ashley Kok
Sound Designers - Robert Beck, Jason Scheufler
Audio Technicians - Hannah Ostrander, Shannon deGroot
Curtain Technicians - Sierra DeYoung, Beret Elker, Rachel Grinde
Crew - Jessica Barber, Sarah DeYoung, Shannon deGroot, Tessa Duncan, Beret Elker, Colin Frederick, Taylor Gagen, Antonious Hammond, Bethany Gradwohl, Rachel Grinde, Christine Kraus, Emily McDonald, Caitlynn Noltie, Hanna Ostrander, Olivia Rogers, Virginia Smith, Veronica Sperling, Joshua Velasquez, Ava Wichser

 

PROGRAM LISTING

 

Bach'd

ChoreographyGary Abbott
MusicJohann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Lighting designJaime Green
Costume DesignJean Ray Barber
Costume ReconstructionJeremy Shapel
Reflects the timeless grace, passion, power, and rhythmic qualities of Johann Sebastian Bach's compositions." —Gary Abbott
Dancers Bree Dorsey, James Fenoglio, Maria Hall, DaJuan Johnson, Trey Johnson, Hannah Wagner (Thursday evening and Saturday matinee)

David Calhoun, Ricky Davis, John Roberts, Bree Dorsey, Sarah Frangenberg, Nia Towe (Friday and Saturday evenings)
 
 

A Dream Within Reach

ChoreographySabrina Madison-Cannon
MusicDinah Washington (1924—1963) and Max Richter (b. 1966)
This Bitter Earth/On the Nature of Daylight (1959/2010)
Lighting designGlenn Linder
DancersDaJuan Johnson and Nia Towe
 
 

Our Town

Based on the play by Thornton Wilder
(C) 1993, Philip Jerry, all rights reserved
ChoreographyPhilip Jerry
StagedPaula Weber
MusicAaron Copland (1900—1990)
Fanfare for the Common Man; The Red Pony Suite; Our Town
Lighting designBryce Foster
Costume designPaula Weber after Rita Watson in arrangement with the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, copyright owners and Boosey and Hawkes, Inc., sole publisher and licensor
Dancers:
Mr. WebbJoshua Velasquez
Mrs. WebbAlaina DeRaedt
Mr. GibbsJohn Roberts
Mrs. GibbsKristen Finck (Friday and Saturday evening)
Phoebe Lind (Thursday evening)
Joe CrowellDaJuan Johnson
Mrs. SoamesMegan Tabel
Simon StimsonRicky Davis
Emily's Friends Phoebe Lind, Holly Marcin, Madeline Koesters (Friday and Saturday evening)
George GibbsCameron Miller
Rebecca GibbsMadisyn Edmonds
Wally WebbHarrison Parker
Emily WebbMaria Hall
Emily and George's SonXavier Neil
DeathJeremy Shapel
 
 

Henriks Christine Nissen, Opus 40

ChoreographyGregory Dawson
MusicTrio in E-Flat Major, op. 40
ComposedJohannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Lighting designJamie Lenard
Costume designGregory Dawson and Lisa Choules
Costume ConstructionEleve
DancersDavid Calhoun, Maria Hall, Sarah Frangenberg, Antonious Hammond, Clarate Heckler, Sophie Henning, Mallory Hensel, Christine Kraus, Katherine Johnson, DaJuan Johnson, Trey Johnson, Cameron Miller, Josephine Schneider, Nia Towe, Hannah Wagner, Ava Wichser, Tessa Duncan, Sierra DeYoung
 
 

Mata Hari

ChoreographyDeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice
Musicoriginal audio montage — Shane Tice
Lighting designHector Quintero and Daniel Wally
Video designShane Tice
Production DesignDeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice
Priestess, dancer, lady, mother... spy?
Mata Hari was the most famous dancer in the world at the start of the 20th century.
She is remembered now as a hedonist who lived a mythical existence which ended in her execution.
program note by Ronn Tice
Dancers 
Mata HariSarah Frangenberg (Thurs. evening, Sat. matinee)
Hannah Wagner (Fri. and Sat. evening)
Young Mata HariAva Wichser
MenJames Fenoglio, Colin Frederick, Antonious Hammond, Trey Johnson, DaJuan Johnson, Brock Maze, Jeremy Shapel, John Roberts, Joshua Velasquez
Women Jessica Barber, Courtney Benner, Shannon deGroot, MaKenna Dowling, Tessa Duncan, Sierra DeYoung, Taylor Edwards, Jorden Erskin, Ekaterina Everhart, Kaitlyn Gardner, Clarate Heckler, Victoria Hay, Sophie Henning, Margaret Kellenberger, Christine Kraus, Katherine Johnson, Emily McDonald, Tianna Morton, Cameo Miller, Hannah Ostrander, Danielle Palomino, Phoebe Lind, Olivia Rogers, Jennifer Scholl, Alexandra Smith, Veronica Sperling, Megan Tabel, Hannah Wilczewski

 


Gallery:


 

Pictures in performance

Antonious Hammond and Christine Kraus in "Henriks Christine Nissen" by Gregory Dawson
Antonious Hammond and Christine Kraus in "Henriks Christine Nissen" by Gregory Dawson

Maria Hall, as a distraught spirit at her own funeral, in Our Town by Philip Jerry, staging Paula Weber
Maria Hall, as a distraught spirit at her own funeral, in Our Town by Philip Jerry, staging Paula Weber

Antonious Hammond and Christine Kraus in "Henriks Christine Nissen" by Gregory Dawson
Antonious Hammond and Christine Kraus in "Henriks Christine Nissen" by Gregory Dawson

David Calhoun and Sarah Frangenberg in "Bach'd" by Gary Abbott
David Calhoun and Sarah Frangenberg in "Bach'd" by Gary Abbott

Hannah Wagner as Mata Hari - by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Rice
Hannah Wagner as the title character in "Mata Hari" - by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Rice

 

Nia Towe, Ricky Davis, David Calhoun, Bree Dorsey, John Roberts and Sarah Frangenberg in "Bach'd" by Gary Abbott
Nia Towe, Ricky Davis, David Calhoun, Bree Dorsey, John Roberts and Sarah Frangenberg in "Bach'd" by Gary Abbott

NIa Towe and DaJuan Johnson in A Dream Within Reach by Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Nia Towe and DaJuan Johnson in "A Dream Within Reach" by Sabrina Madison-Cannon

Maria Hall and Cameron Miller in Our Town by Philip Jerry, staged by Paula Weber
Maria Hall and Cameron Miller in Our Town by Philip Jerry, staged by Paula Weber

Hannah Wagner in the title role for "Mata Hari" by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice
Hannah Wagner in the title role for "Mata Hari" by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice

Sarah Frangenberg in the title role for "Mata Hari" by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice
Sarah Frangenberg in the title role for "Mata Hari" by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice

Nia Towe and DaJuan Johnson in "A Dream Within Reach" by Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Nia Towe and DaJuan Johnson in "A Dream Within Reach" by Sabrina Madison-Cannon

Ballroom scene in Mata Hari
Ballroom scene in Mata Hari

Ballroom scene in Mata Hari  - Phoebe Lind in front
Ballroom scene in Mata Hari - Phoebe Lind in front


Nia Towe and DaJuan Johnson in "A Dream Within Reach" by Sabrina Madison-Cannon

DaJuan Johnson jumping over Nia Towe in "A Dream Within Reach" by Sabrina Madison-Cannon, left is from tech #1 and right is from dress #2 - why I use rehearsals


Sarah Frangenberg in the title role, getting a lift, for "Mata Hari" by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice

Bree Dorsey and Maria Hall in "Bach'd" by Gary Abbott
Bree Dorsey and Maria Hall in "Bach'd" by Gary Abbott

DaJuan Johnson tap dancing in "Mata Hari" by Ronn Tice and DeeAnna Hiett
DaJuan Johnson tap dancing in "Mata Hari" by Ronn Tice and DeeAnna Hiett

Harrison Parker (left as Wally Webb) and Cameron Miller (as George Gibbs) in "Our Town" by Philip Jerry, staged by Paula Weber
Harrison Parker (left as Wally Webb) and Cameron Miller (as George Gibbs) in "Our Town" by Philip Jerry, staged by Paula Weber

DaJuan Johnson and Nia Towe in "A Dream Within Reach" by Sabrina Madison-Cannon
DaJuan Johnson and Nia Towe in "A Dream Within Reach" by Sabrina Madison-Cannon

DaJuan Johnson, tapper, in Mata Hari by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice
DaJuan Johnson, tapper, in Mata Hari by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice

Maria Hall, Bree Dorsey, James Fenoglio in "Bach'd" by Gary Abbott
Maria Hall, Bree Dorsey, James Fenoglio in "Bach'd" by Gary Abbott

Hannah Wagner in "Mata Hari" by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice
Hannah Wagner in "Mata Hari" by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice

Mata Hari
Mata Hari

Joshua Velasquez in "Our Town"
Joshua Velasquez in "Our Town"


Our Town

Ava Wischer as young Mata in Mata Hari
Ava Wischer (Above and below) as young Mata in Mata Hari

Ava Wischer as young Mata in Mata Hari

 

 

Pictures while setting lights during Tech

Hannah Wagner in the title role for Mata Hari by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice
Tech/lights: Hannah Wagner in the title role for "Mata Hari" by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice

Mata Hari
Tech/Lights: Mara Hari

Madisyn Edmonds as Rebecca Gibbs in "Our Town" by Philip Jerry, staging by Paula Weber
Madisyn Edmonds as Rebecca Gibbs in "Our Town" by Philip Jerry, staging by Paula Weber

Maria Hall as Emily in "Our Town" by Philip Jerry, staged by Paula Weber
Maria Hall as Emily in "Our Town" by Philip Jerry, staged by Paula Weber

Maria Hall as Emily Webb in "Our Town" (by Philip Jerry, staging by Paula Weber) watches in irritation as the boys play - Left-Right: Cameron Miller as George Gibbs, DaJuan Johnson as Joe Crowell and Harrison Parker as Wally Webb (Emily's brother)
Maria Hall as Emily Webb in "Our Town" (by Philip Jerry, staging by Paula Weber) watches in irritation as the boys play.
Front, Left-Right: Cameron Miller as George Gibbs, DaJuan Johnson as Joe Crowell and Harrison Parker as Wally Webb (Emily's brother)

DaJuan Johnson in "Henriks Christine Nissen, Opus 40" by Gregory Dawson
DaJuan Johnson in "Henriks Christine Nissen, Opus 40" by Gregory Dawson

Hannah Wagner as Mata, with John Roberts in "Mata Hari" by Ronn Tice and DeeAnna Hiett
Hannah Wagner as Mata, with John Roberts in "Mata Hari" by Ronn Tice and DeeAnna Hiett

Sarah Frangenberg and David Calhoun in DaJuan Johnson in "Henriks Christine Nissen, Opus 40" by Gregory Dawson
Sarah Frangenberg and David Calhoun in DaJuan Johnson in "Henriks Christine Nissen, Opus 40" by Gregory Dawson

 

 

In and around the concert, the lobby and set break

Picking up spike tape from the Marley before rolling it up
Picking up spike tape from the Marley before rolling it up

Rolling up the Marley
Rolling up the Marley

Dancer Ricky Davis (center)
Dancer Ricky Davis (center)

Hannah Wagner and her mom
Hannah Wagner and her mom

My sight-line video cameras (tight and wide) set up at the back of the house as the doors open to let people in, control booth open at right
My sight-line video cameras (tight and wide) set up at the back of the house as the doors open to let people in, control booth open at right

Dancers on the stage apron sorting filters before putting them away
Dancers on the stage apron sorting filters before putting them away

Lighting professor Victor Tan watching his lighting students take down the lighting instruments for stowage
Lighting professor Victor Tan watching his lighting students take down the lighting instruments for stowage

Breaking down the construction scafolding used as a prop for Mata Hari. That is Ronn Tice up top.
Breaking down the construction scafolding used as a prop for Mata Hari. That is Ronn Tice up top.

 

 

 

Studio rehearsal pictures leading up to the show

Studio reheasal: Henriks Christine Nissen Opus 40
Studio reheasal: Henriks Christine Nissen Opus 40

 


-Studio reheasal: Bach'd by Gary Abbott - L-R: Maria Hall, Trey Johnson, Hannah Wagner, DaJuan Johnson
Studio reheasal: Bach'd by Gary Abbott - L-R: Maria Hall, Trey Johnson, Hannah Wagner, DaJuan Johnson

Studio reheasal: Our Town by Philip Jerry with staging by Paula Weber (in mirror on right)
Studio reheasal: Our Town by Philip Jerry with staging by Paula Weber (in mirror far right)

Studio reheasal: Mata Hari
Phoebe Lind and Cameron Miller in Studio reheasal: Mata Hari by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Rice

DaJuan Johnson in Studio reheasal: Henriks Christine Nissen Opus 40 by Gregory Dawson
DaJuan Johnson in Studio reheasal: Henriks Christine Nissen Opus 40 by Gregory Dawson

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Studio rehearsal: Bached by Gary Abbott

Caroline Dahm takes a picture of the Henriks dancers with choreographer Gregory Dawson (back row, light shirt, in front of DaJuan)
Caroline Dahm takes a picture of the Henriks dancers with choreographer Gregory Dawson (back row, light shirt, in front of DaJuan)

Standing around pre-rehearsal for Our Town by Paula Weber
Standing around pre-rehearsal for Our Town by Paula Weber

New toe shoes, blisters ahead, maybe
New toe shoes, blisters ahead, maybe

Studio rehearsal: Mata Hari by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice
Studio rehearsal: Mata Hari by DeeAnna Hiett and Ronn Tice

Studio rehearsal: DaJuan Johnson lifting Nia Towe in Henriks Christine Nilssen Opus 40 by Gregory Dawson
Studio rehearsal: DaJuan Johnson lifting Nia Towe in Henriks Christine Nilssen Opus 40 by Gregory Dawson

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Recording video of rehearsal for reference later. Front is Caroline Dahm (with tablet), Gregory Dawson is sitting on the far side of the bench.
Recording video of rehearsal for reference later. Front is Caroline Dahm (with tablet), Gregory Dawson is sitting on the far side of the bench.

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Hannah Wagner and Cameron Miller in Henriks Christine Nilssen Opus 40

Studio rehearsal: John Roberts, Nia Towe, Sarah Frangenberg in Bach'd by Gary Abbott
Studio rehearsal: John Roberts, Nia Towe, Sarah Frangenberg in Bach'd by Gary Abbott

 

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