Senior Recitals 2008
UMKC Conservatory Dance Department

Five Sections: one studio rehearsal and four recitals for 15 seniors

Performances: White Recital Hall - University of Missouri Kansas City
and PAC dance studios

00 - Rehearsal 28 Feb 2008 - in studio

Erik Sobbe
Erik Sobbe during rehearsals in studio

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First two rows: K.T. Dalzell, Willa Dock, Cat Johnson (front), Erik Sobbe, Maureen Duke (right, in black)
First two "rows": K.T. Dalzell, Willa Dock, Cat Johnson (front), Erik Sobbe, Maureen Duke (right, in black)

The Workers

Choreography by Jered Solace

 

   
   
   
   
Miyesha McGriff, Angela Shipman, Caitlin Schuler
Miyesha McGriff, Angela Shipman, Caitlin Schuler

Rhapsody in Blue

Choreography by Maureen Duke

   
   
   
   
   
   

Recital #01 - Dress 5 March 2008 - White Recital Hall

Britney Bayer in - The Workers - Choreography by Jered Solace
Britney Bayer in "The Workers" Choreography by Jered Solace

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Adiemus

Choreography by Mary Marshall

Composer/Music Tool / Lacus Doloris & Hush
Lighting David Diaz
Costume Mary Marshall
Dancers Kelanie Murphy, Katie Dalzell, Maureen Duke, Katie Tripp, Britney Feiten, Stephanie Shipman, Angela Shipman, Molly Vaeth, Chloe Abel, Katie Metzger
Fabric Holders: Cat Johnson, Erik Sobbe
R. Vance Baldwin in Unanchored
R. Vance Baldwin

Unanchored

Choreography by R. Vance Baldwin

Composer/Music Rachel's / All Is Calm
Lighting David Diaz
Costume R. Vance Baldwin
Dancer R. Vance Baldwin

Love Is All

Choreography by Chelsea Klima

Composer/Music Chelsea Klima
Text War by Shel Silverstien
Lighting David Diaz
Costume Design Chelsea Klima
Dancers Amanda Artigas, Staci Curns, Katie Dalzell, Ashley Davis, Kaylee Douglas, Kristin Feldman, Eric Harbin, Ketie Metzger, Erin Muenks, Kelanie Murphy, Ashley Odom, Chris Page, Sharmaine Perea, Karen Schongar, Erik Sobbe, Ariel Swinney, Erin Taylor, Michael Tomlinson, Natalie Wise, David Long
Mary Marshall
Mary Marshall

Quest

Choreography by Mary Marshall

Composer/Music by Tool (performed by Richard Dodd, Piotr Jandula, Eric Gorfain) / Opiate
Lighting David Diaz
Costume Design Mary Marshall
Dancer Mary Marshall


"The Workers" by Jered Solace

The Workers

Choreography by Jered Solace

Composers / Music:

Act 1: The Immigrant Workers
Paddy Works on the Railroad
Traditional, composer unknown (1850s)

Act II: The "Peculiar Institution" Workers:
Long John
Traditional, composer unknown (mid-late 1800s)
Oh Jump For Joy
Traditional, composer unknown (late 1800s)

Act III: The labor Union Workers:
Dump the Bosses Off Your Back
Lyrics by John Brill (1916)

Act IV: Cross-Cultural Influences:
Remember My Forgotten Man
By Al Dubin and Harry Warren (1932)

Act V: Finale:
Brother Can You Spare a Dime
By E.Y. Harburg and Jay Gorney (1932)
Music Arranged by Jered Solace
Excerpts from Eugene Deb's Dec 10, 1905 speech

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_V._Debs
http://www.eugenevdebs.com
http://www.yipharburg.com
Lighting  
Costume  
Dancers:
Britney Bayer, Katie Dalzell, Willa Dock, Maureen Duke, Catherine Johnson, Elaine Kimble, Sam Lopp, Erik Sobbe, Jered Solace, Lauren Thompson, Michael Tomlinson, Natalie Wise
Christina Burton in Ring Around the Rosie by Vance Baldwin
Christina Burton

Ring Around the Rosie

Choreography by R. Vance Baldwin

Composer/Music Mogwai / Sine Wave
Lighting David Diaz
Costumes R. Vance Baldwin
Dancers Amanda Artigas, Marlee Bailey, Christina Burton, Katie Dalzell, Ashley Davis, Kaylee Douglas, Elaine Kimble, Sam Lopp, Jennifer Lowe, Jayna Lucia, Kelanie Murphy, Chris Page, Sharmaine Perea, Karen Schongar, Erik Sobbe, Erin Taylor, Michael Tomlinson, Natalie Wise
Chelsea Klima
Chelsea Klima

Seeds Take Root

Choreography by Chelsea Klima

Composer/Music Feist / Lonely Lonely
Lighting David Diaz
Costumes Chelsea Klima
Dancer Chelsea Klima

You Can't Stop the Beat

Choreography by R. Vance Baldwin

Composer/Music From musical Hairspray; Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman / You Can't Stop the Beat
Lighting David Diaz
Costumes The Dancers
Dancers R. Vance Baldwin, Britney Bayer, Staci Burns, Christina Burton, Chelsie Danner, Kaylee Douglas, Maureen Duke, Jessi Fouts, Brittany Feitch, Erik Harbin, Chelsea Klima, Kristen Loeb, Jennifer Lowe, Layna Lucia, Mary Marshall, Mandi McMaster, Kelanie Murphy, Chris Page, Jenna Rome, Stephanie Ruch, Jered Solace, Erik Sobbe, Erin Taylor, Kaely Tieri, Michael Tomlinson, Ashley Trullinger, Natalie Wise
Mary Marshall
Mary Marshall entering for senior bows at the end of the program
 
   
Production Staff

Concert Director: Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Stage Manager: Will Smith
Assistant Stage Manager: Chloe Abel
Master Electrician: David Diaz
Lead Lighting Designer: David Diaz
Lighting Designer: David Diaz
Sound Design: Robert Beck, Jason Schuefler
Light Board Operator: Jessica Bertine
Sound Operator: Elena Hofer
Videographer: Caitlin Schuler
Crew: Valerie Brents, Marie Buser, Abe Engelhardt, Louisa Mann, Meghann Martens, Miyesha McGriff, Isabelle Morse-Dias, Skyler Taylor

   

Recital #02 - Dress 8 March 2008 - White Recital Hall

Maureen Duke and Matthew Carney in - A Month in the Country
Maureen Duke and Matthew Carney in "A Month in the Country"

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Unified Individuality

Choreography by Stephanie Ruch

composer/music Various/Bolero
Lighting Jessica Bertine
Costume Stephanie Ruch
dancers Chelsie Danner, Elaine Kimble, Kristen Loeb, Jennifer Lowe, Andi Ruch, Karen Schongar, Ariel Swinney, Kaely Tien, Molly Vaeth
Maureen Duke and Matthew Carney
Maureen Duke and Matthew Carney

A Month in the Country

Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton

Composer/music Frederic Chopin / A Month in the Country
Lighting Jessica Bertine
Costume Jean O'Neil
Dancers Maureen Duke and Matthew Carney

Refuge in Light

Choreography by Katie Tripp

Composer/Music David Darling, Ketil Bjornstad, Summer Lawnd / Wakening, This little light of mine
Lighting Jessica Bertine
Costume Katie Tripp
Dancers Chloe Abel, Ashley Davis, Brittany Feiten, Mary Marshall, Katie Metzger, Kelanie Murphy, Skyler Taylor, Molly Vaeth, Natalie Wise
Chelsie Danner
Chelsie Danner

With Message to LOVE

Choreography by Chelsie Danner

Composer/Music Francisco Tarrega/Capricho Arabe and Tyle Klein/Miles
Lighting Jessica Bertine
Costume Kristi Sooke
Dancer Chelsie Danner
Stephanie Ruch
Stephanie Ruch

Something I Can Never Have

Choreography by Stephanie Ruch

Composer/Music Vitamin String Quartet / New American Classic
Lighting Jessica Bertine
Costume Stephanie Ruch
Dancer Stephanie Ruch
Rhapsody in Blue - UMKC - Choreography by Maureen Duke

Rhapsody in Blue

Choreography by Maureen Duke

Composer/Music George Gershwin / Rhapsody in Blue
Lighting Jessica Bertine
Costume Maureen Duke, Linda Duke
Dancers Chloe Abel, Christina Burton, Ashley Davis, David Long, Mary Marshall, Kelanie Murphy, Miyesha McGriff, Chelsie Danner, Karen Schongar, Caitlin Schuler, Angela Shipman, Stepanie Shipman, Will Smith, Erik Sobbe, Jered Solace, Erin Taylor, Skyler Taylor, Michael Tomlinson
Katie Tripp
Katie Tripp

Out on the Porch

Choreography by Katie Tripp

Composer/Music Jami Sieber / At the Loft
Lighting Jessica Bertine
Costume Katie Tripp
Dancer Katie Tripp

Through My Opened Mind

Choreography by Chelsie Danner
Composer/Music The Beatles / Across the Universe, Revolution, All you need is love
Lighting Jessica Bertine
Costume Chelsie Danner
Dancers Chloe Able, Marlee Bailey, Christina Burton, Ashley Davis, Kaylee Douglas, Eliane Kimble, Chelsea Klima, Kristen Loeb, Jennifer Lowe, Katie Metzger, Jenna Rome, Andi Ruch, Stephanie Ruch, Karen Schongar, Ariel Swinney
Karen Schongar
Karen Schongar
 
   
Production Staff

Concert Director: Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Stage Manager: Matt Carney
Assistant Stage Manager: Jayna Lucia
Master Electrician: David Diaz
Lead Lighting Designer: David Diaz
Lighting Designer: Jessica Bertine
Sound Design: Robert Beck, Jason Schuefler
Light Board Operator: Jessica Bertine
Sound Operator: Katie Dalzell
Videographer: Kristen Feldman
Crew: MacKenzee Allen, Amanda Artigas, Valerie Brents, Beverly Marsh, Erin Muenks, Ashley Odom, Michael Tomlinson, Willa Dock

   

Recital #03 - Dress 12 March 2008 - White Recital Hall

Seniors: Ben Biswell, Jessi Fouts, Lauren Thompson

   
   
Ben Biswell and Jessi Fouts in Persephone (by Ben Biswell)
Ben Biswell and Jessi Fouts

Persephone
The Origin of Winter in Four Parts

Choreography by Ben Biswell

Composer/Music Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys / Bob Wills Square Dance I & II
Thomas Hart Benton / Cindy
The Beta Band / She's The One
MoChoreography by / I'm Not Worried At All and The Rafters
Lighting Jeff Roudabush
Costumes Ben Biswell, Jessi Fouts and the dancers
Dancers:  
"Summer" Benjamin Biswell, Jessi Fouts, Matt Carney, Jennifer Phillips, Amanda Artigas, Christina Burton, Eric Harbin, Sam Lopp, Kelanie Murphy, Ashley Odom, Chris Page, Will Smith, Erik Sobbe, Arie Swinney, Michael Tomlinson
"Fall" Performed and choreographed Choreography by Ben Biswell and Jessi Fouts
"Winter" Jennifer Phillips and Matt Carney
"Spring" Full Cast
Matthew Carney
Matthew Carney

T.V. at 2am

Choreography by Jessi Fouts

Composer/Music Peter Lawless
Lighting Jeff Roudabush
Costumes Jessi Fouts
Dancers Mackenzie Allen, Marlee Bailey, Matthew Carney, Katie Dalzell, Katie Metzger, Katie Tripp, Natalie Wise
Lauren Thompson
Lauren Thompson

The Body Project

Choreography by Lauren Thompson

Composer/Music Miriam Cutler, composed for the HBO documentary Thin Video: Onslaught and Evolution from Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty
Lighting Jeff Roudabush
Costumes Lauren Thompson
Dancer Lauren Thompson

Dove Hunting

Choreography by Lauren Thompson

Composer/Music A Perfect Circle and John Lennon / Annihilation, Imagine, Fiddle and the Drum, Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums
Music Editing Lauren Thompson
Lighting Jeff Roudabush
Costumes Lauren Thompson and dancers
Dancers Amanda Artigas, Marlee Bailey, Staci Burns, Chelsie Danner, Ashley Davis, Kristen Feldmann, Elena Hofer, Shannon Hutsler, Kristen Loeb, Jennifer Lowe, Louisa Mann, Mandy McMaster, Katie Metzger, Kelanie Murphy, Jenna Rome, Karen Schongar, Lauren Winstead, Natalie Wise
Ben Biswell and Jessi Fouts
Ben Biswell and Jessi Fouts
 
     
   
Production Staff

Concert Director: Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Stage Manager: Erin Taylor
Assistant Stage Manager: Amanda McMaster
Master Electrician: David Diaz
Lead Lighting Designer: David Diaz
Lighting Designer: Jeff Roudabush
Sound Design: Robert Beck, Jason Schuefler
Light Board Operator: Jessica Bertine
Sound Operator: Elaine Kimble
Videographer: Molly Vaeth
Crew: Jillian Carlile, Kaylee Douglas, Abi Engelhardt, Shannon Hutsler, Stephanie Morrow, Sharmaine Perea, Angela Shipman, Stephanie Shipman

   

Recital #04 - Dress/Performance 15 March 2008 - White Recital Hall

Seniors: Staci Burns, Matthew Carney, Amanda McMaster, Kaely Tieri

Molly Vaeth, Lauren Thompson, Chelsie Danner, Chloe Abel and vocalist Becca Mann in The Depths of Cabaret Artistique by Matthew Carney
Molly Vaeth, Lauren Thompson, Chelsie Danner, Chloe Abel and vocalist Becca Mann
(during performance) "The Depths of Cabaret Artistique"

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Matthew Carney
Matthew Carney

Swan Lake (excerpt)

Choreography by Matthew Bourne

Composer/Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Swan Lake, Act Two, Pas d'action
The Philadelphia Orchestra: Norman Carol, Violin; William Stokking, Violoncello; Margarita Csonka Montanaro, Harp.
Lighting: E.J. Reinagele
Costume design: Paula Weber and Matthew Carney
Costume construction: Matt Carney
Dancers: Matthew Carney with Rodni Williams

Nothing Else Matters

Choreography by Staci Burns

Composer/Music: Apocalyptica / Nothing Else Matters and Harmageddon
Lighting: E.J. Reinagele
Costumes: Staci Burns
Dancers: Amanda Artigas, Ashley Davis, Shannon Hutsler, Elaine Kimble, Jayna Lucia, Mandie McMaster, Katie Metzger, Ashley Odom, Sharmaine Perea, Lauren Thompson
Kaely Tieri
Kaely Tieri

Blackbird

Choreography by Kaely Tieri

Composer/Music: John Lennon / Blackbird performed by Bobby McFerrin
Lighting: E.J. Reinagele
Costumes: Kaely Tieri
Dancer: Kaely Tieri

Racines et Ailes (Roots and Wings)

Choreography by Amanda McMaster

Composer/Music: Apocalyptica, Rachel's and Bruce Rowland / Old Road, Fade to Black, Pageant AT Harrisonn's
Lighting: E.J. Reinagele
Costumes: Amanda McMaster
Dancers: Valerie Brents, Staci Burns, Willa Dock, Kristen Feldmann, Elena Hofer, Louisa Mann, Kelanie Murphy, Caitlin Schuler, Angela Shipman, Stephanie SHipman, Kaely Tieri
Mandy McMaster
Mandy McMaster

Paquita

(Fourth Variation and Grand Pas de Duex)
Choreography by Maurice Petipa
Restage by Paula Weber

Composer/Music: Léon Minkus
Lighting: E.J. Reinagele
Costumes: Paul Weber
Dancers: Amanda McMaster and Jered Solace

J.C.

Choreography by Kaely Tieri

Composer/Music: Johny Cash / God's Gonna Cut You Down
Lighting: E.J. Reinagele
Costumes: Kaely Tieri
Dancers: Chelsie Danner, Ashley Davis, Kaylee Douglas, Jayna Lucia, Katie Metzger, Stephanie Ruch
Staci Burns
Staci Burns

Minus Him

Choreography by Leni Wylliams

Composer/Music: Uptown String Quartet
Lighting: Laura Claus
Costume design: Emily Johnson
Costume construction: Judy Elroy
Dancer: Staci Burns

From Performance: Lauren Thompson, Chelsie Danner, Sam Lopp, Katie Tripp, Erik Sobbe and vocalist Becca Mann From Performance: Lauren Thompson, Chelsie Danner, Sam Lopp, Katie Tripp, Erik Sobbe and vocalist Becca Mann

Chris Page, K.T. Dalzell, Erik Sobbe in The Depths of Cabaret Artistique by Matthew Carney
Chris Page, K.T. Dalzell, Erik Sobbe

The Depths of Cabaret Artistique

Choreography by Matthew Carney

Composer/Music: La View L'amour (R. Chauvigny / M. Rivgauche) vocalist: Edith Piaf; Mon Dieu! (C. Dumont / M. Vaucaire) and La Vie en Rose (Louiguy / Piaf / David)
Vocalist: Becca Mann
Pianist: Mark Ferrell
Lighting: E.J. Reinagele
Fabricator/Designer: Brian Zimmerman
Dancers: Chloe Abel, Benjamin Edward Bizwell, Katie Dalzell, Chelsie Danner, Sam Lopp, Mary Marshall, Christopher Edmond Xavier Page, Erik Sobbe, Lauren Thompson, Katie Tripp, Molly Vaeth
Matthew Carney, Kaely Tieri, Mancy McMaster, Staci Burns
Matthew Carney, Kaely Tieri, Amanda McMaster, Staci Burns

Bows

   
  Matthew Carney
  Kaely Tieri
  Amanda McMaster
  Staci Burns
J.C. by Kaely Tieri
"J.C." by Kaely Tieri
 
   
Production Staff

Concert Director: Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Stage Manager: Cat Johnson
Assistant Stage Manager: Brittany Feiten
Master Electrician: David Diaz
Lead Lighting Designer: David Diaz
Lighting Designer: E.J. Reinagele, Laura Claus
Sound Design: Robert Beck, Jason Schuefler
Light Board Operator: Jessica Bertine
Sound Operator: Jenna Rome
Videographer: Karen Schongar
Crew: Pamela Auinbauh, Valoriz Brents, Shannon Hutsler, Beverly Marsh, Johanna Safstrom, Ariel Swinney, Hayley Turner

   


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Fall Concerts
 With staff and guest choreography 

November 2017
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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.

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