UMKC Senior Dance Recital 2011

3 Dates: 12, 16, 19 February 2011
UMKC's White Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center

Devan Smith in Shannon Hutslers group piece - Sacrificing Salvation - in the third of three recitalsDevan Smith in Shannon Hutsler's group piece "Sacrificing Salvation" in the third of three recitals


 

SENIOR DANCE RECITAL UMKC CONSERVATORY DANCE DIVISION
Presented by Pamela Auinbauh, Marie Buser, Abigail Engelhardt, Andrea Mason and Kelanie Murphy

Saturday, February 12, 2011
7:30 pm
White Recital Hall
James C. Olson Performing Arts Center

PROGRAM 1 of 3


Chrysalis

Choreographer: Andrea Mason
Composer/Music: Laura Sullivan/"America's Stonehenge"
Lighting Design: Eric Voecks
Costume Design: Rebecca Mason
Dancers: Pamela Auinbauh, Kassi Butler, Shanna Colbern, Haley Day, Erika Edwards, Chasmine Gerschefske, Alyssa Gold, Erin Kane, Asha Singh, Hayley Turner

"Grand pas de deux" from Don Quixote

Kelanie Murphy in arabesque as Megan Squires and Abigail Englehardt look on from the wings
Kelanie Murphy in arabesque as Megan Squires and Abigail Englehardt look on from the wings

Choreographer: Marius Petipa
Composer: Ludwig Minkus
Lighting Design: Eric Voecks
Costume Design: Paula Weber
Dancers: Kelanie Murphy, Erik Sobbe

La danse violet

La danse violet by Pamela Auinbauh

Choreographer: Pamela Auinbauh
Composer/Music: Dario Marianelli Georgiana
Lighting Design: Erick Voecks
Costume Design: Paula Weber, Susan Auinbauh, Pamela Auinbauh
Dancers: Hannah Benditt, Haley Day, Abigail Engelhardt, Danielle Glynn, Alyssa Gold, Stephanie Morrow, Erin Muenks, Appie Peterson, Lynley Schaffer, Dempsey Ward


Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene 2: Juliet solo and Balcony pas


Marie Buser and Gavin Stewart in Romeo and Juliet

Choreographer: Francis Patrelle
Composer: Sergey Prokofiev
Music: from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Juliet as a Young Girl; Balcony Scene; Romeo's Variation; Dance of Love
Lighting Design: Shara Avbabi
Costume Design: Paula Weber
Dancers: Marie Buser, Gavin Stewart


Comedic Carousal

Choreographer: Abigail Engelhardt
Composer/Music: Michael Giacchino "The Incredits"
Lighting Design: Seif Allah Cristobal
Costume Design: Abigail Engelhardt
Dancers: Pamela Auinbauh, Hannah Benditt, Claire Gardner-Dale, Sarah Herbert, Rachael Hulse, Shannon Hutsler, Daley Kappenman, Stephanie Morrow, Erin Muenks, Sara Beth Rothhammer, Lynley Schaffer, Rose Taylor-Spann

 

Swan Lake, Act II: White Swan solo and Pas de deux

Andrea Mason with Michael Tomlinson
Andrea Mason with Michael Tomlinson

Choreographer: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov
Composer: Pyotr ll'yich Tchaikovsky
Music: from Swan Lake, Op. 20:
Danse des cygnes: Moderate assai - Molto piu mosso; Pas d'action: Andante
Lighting Design: Eric Voecks
Costume Design: Andrea Mason, Rebecca Mason
Dancers: Andrea Mason, Michael Tomlinson


La petite danseuse

Abigail Engelhardt

Choreographer: Abigail Engelhardt
Composer/Music: Rufus Wainright/'Complainte de la butte"
Lighting Design: SeifAllah Cristobal
Costume Design: Abigail Engelhardt
Dancer: Abigail Engelhardt

Dedicated to my mom, who has always supported my dreams.

 

Shadows of Light

Shadows of Light by Marie Buser - Left-Right: Lynley Schaffer (front left), Alyssa Gold (behind), Andrea Mason, Danielle Glynn, Appie Peterson, Kelanie Murphy
Left-Right: Lynley Schaffer (front left), Alyssa Gold (behind), Andrea Mason, Danielle Glynn, Appie Peterson, Kelanie Murphy

Choreographer: Marie Buser
Composer/Music: Break of Reality/"Solid Ground"
Lighting Design: Sharra Avbabi
Costume Design: Paula Weber
Dancers: Alyssa Gold, Danielle Glynn, Andrea Mason, Kelanie Murphy, Appie Peterson, Lynley Schaffer

 

Ruby Tuesday

Pam Auinbaugh
Pam Auinbauh


Pam Auinbaugh

Pam Auinbaugh in two subsequent performances spinning while being thrown into the air
Pam Auinbaugh in two subsequent performances spinning while being thrown into the air

Choreographer: Christopher Bruce
Composer/Music: The Rolling Stones
Lighting Design: Eric Voecks
Costume Design: Paula Weber
Dancers: Pamela Auinbauh, Michael Tomlinson, Desmond Roach, Erik Sobbe, Gavin Stewart

 

While the World was Sleeping


Marie Buser and Mark Gieringer

Choreographer: Kelanie Murphy
Composer/Music: Philip Glass/from films The Hours, No Reservations
Lighting Design: Eric Voecks
Costume Design: Paula Weber
Dancers: Hannah Benditt, Marie Buser, Shanna Colbern, Willa Dock, Brittany Duskin, Mark Gieringer, Danielle Glynn, Alyssa Gold, Daley Kappenman, Appie Peterson, Gavin Stewart, Michael Tomlinson

 


PRODUCTION STAFF

DeeAnna Hiett, Megan Squires, Jason Scheufler, Eric Voecks (dark theater, shot is at ISO-25600)
DeeAnna Hiett, Megan Squires, Jason Scheufler, Eric Voecks (dark theater, shot is at ISO-25600)

Concert Director: DeeAnna Hiett
Stage Manager: Rachel Schneider
Assistant Stage Manager: Nina-Rose Wardanian
Master Electrician: Richard Sprecker
Lead Lighting Designer: Eric Voecks
Lighting Design: Shara Avbabi, Seif Allah Cristobal
Sound Design: Robert Beck, Jason Scheufler
Sound Operators: Kari Hayde, Reggie Simmons
Curtain: Vashti Goracke
Videographer: Joyce Armstrong, Alyssa Schneider
Technical Crew: Simone Delozier, Lacee Ebert, Kaitlin Heibel, Erin Kane, Rose Taylor-Spann, Gwen Tripp, Paco Vitug, Megan Squires


SENIOR DANCE RECITAL UMKC CONSERVATORY DANCE DIVISION
Presented by Miyesha McGriff, Stephanie Morrow, Erin Muenks and Michael Tomlinson

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
7:30 pm
White Recital Hall
James C. Olson Performing Arts Center

PROGRAM 2 of 3

Enough

Choreographer: Erin Muenks
Composer/Music: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis/"Song for Bob"
Lighting Design: Rachael Shair
Costume Design: Erin Muenks
Dancer: Erin Muenks


Unwavering Moments

Choreographer: Miyesha McGriff
Composer/Music: Max Richter//nfra 5
Lighting Design: Rachael Shair
Costume Design: Paula Weber
Dancers: Kassi Butler, Shanna Colbern, Brittany Duskin, Danielle Glynn, Alyssa Gold, Kaitlin Heibel, Erin Kane, Daley Kappenman, Lynley Schaffer, Alyssa Schneider, Rachel Schneider, Asha Singh, Devan Smith, Whitney Ricketts, Dempsey Ward, Nina-Rose Wardanian

Everything happens for a reason, people change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so you can appreciate them when they're right, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can come together.
—Marilyn Monroe


Delusion

Choreographer: Michael Tomlinson
Composer/Music: Philip Glass/Song No. 5
Lighting Design: Rachael Shair
Costume Design: Michael Tomlinson
Dancers: Michael Tomlinson, Eric Sobbe

 

Ergo Sum

Choreographer: Stephanie Morrow
Composer/Music: Tipper/"lllabye"
Lighting Design: Adam Durbin
Costume Design: Stephanie Morrow
Dancers: Rachel Crawford, Lacee Ebert, Erika Edwards, Abigail Englehardt, Kari Hayde, Sarah Herbert, Rachael Hulse, Erin Muenks, Liza Rod, Sara Beth Rothhammer, Gwen Tripp

 

My Time has Come

Choreographer: Miyesha McGriff
Composer: Sam Cooke/"A Change is Gonna Come"
Music Performer: Lauryn Hill
Lighting Design: Rachael Shair
Costume Design: Lisa Choules
Dancer: Miyesha McGriff

This is dedicated to my guardian angels, on earth and up above.
I will always love you and you will always be in my heart.
Thank you Mom, Daddy, Grandma, and Grandpa.

The Game

Erin Muenks is a volunteer at Veronica's Voice. Her family are on the board. Her group piece is about Veronica's Voice, the work they do and the clients they help. "VV is Kansas City's only recovery program dedicated solely to victims of prostitution and commercial sexual exploitation." - quoted from the About page on the Veronica's Voice website. Here is the link to the site.
http://www.veronicasvoice.org

Veronicas Voice display in the lobby of PAC. Veronicas Voice founder, Kristy Childs (sitting) behind the table.Kaitlin Heibel, one of the dancers in the piece is standing by the table to the left in this picture.
Veronica's Voice display in the lobby of PAC. Veronica's Voice founder, Kristy Childs (sitting) behind the table.
Kaitlin Heibel, one of the dancers in the piece is standing by the table to the left in this picture.

Choreographer: Erin Muenks
Composer/Music: Gavin Stewart/The Game, Sleep Study, and LP
Lighting Design: Rachael Shair
Costume Design: Erin Muenks, Jane Muenks
Dancers: Kassi Butler, Shanna Colbern, Heather Costello, Willa Dock, Brittany Duskin, Kaitlin Heibel, Desmond Roach, Rachel Schneider, Asha Singh, Devan Smith, Erik Sobbe, Gavin Stewart, Michael Tomlinson, Caitlin Vasser, Nina-Rose Wardanian

It takes an ignorant and stagnant community to see a prostitute; it takes an informed and educated community to see a victim; it takes a responsive and courageous community to make a difference!
— Courageous Community
Thank you to all the beautiful women at Veronica's Voice.

Nina-Rose Wardanian in front/left - guys behind: L-R: Desmond Roach, Gavin Stewart, Michael Tomlinson
Nina-Rose Wardanian in front/right - guys behind: L-R: Desmond Roach, Gavin Stewart, Michael Tomlinson

The Rainbow Connection

Choreographer: Stephanie Morrow
Composer: Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher
Music Performer: Sarah McLachlan
Lighting Design: Adam Durbin
Costume Design: Stephanie Morrow
Dancer: Stephanie Morrow

Dedicated to my mom, dad, brother, and Jedi Master. Thank you all. I love you.


A Swing in Time


Willa Dock in A Swing in Time by Michael Tomlinson.

Choreographer: Michael Tomlinson
'Composer/Music: Gabin/"Doo Uap, Doo Dap, Doo Uap" Caravan Palace/"Star Scat" and "Oooh"
Lighting Design: Rachael Shair
Costume Design: Jody Tomlinson
Dancers: Simone Delozier, Willa Dock, Mark Gieringer, Erin Kane, Andrea Mason, Erin Muenks, Whitney Ricketts, Desmond Roach, Asha Singh, Nina-Rose Wardanian, Caitlin Vasser, Reggie Simmons, Rachel Schneider

PRODUCTION STAFF

Concert Director: Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Stage Manager: Megan Squires
Assistant Stage Manager: Claire Gardner-Dale
Master Electrician: Richard Sprecker
Lead Lighting Designer: Eric Voecks
Lighting Design: Adam Durbin, Rachael Shair
Sound Design: Robert Beck, Jason Scheufler
Sound Operator: Taylor Ohman
Curtain: Whitney Ricketts
Videographer: Hannah Benditt
Technical Crew: Heather Costello, Haley Day, Erika Edwards, Chasmine Gerschefske, Danielle Gylnn, Alyssa Gold, Lynley Schaffer, Gwen Tripp, Caitlin Vasser, Dempsey Ward


SENIOR DANCE RECITAL UMKC CONSERVATORY DANCE DIVISION
Presented by Willa Dock, Shannon Hutsler, Sara Beth Rothhammer and Hayley Turner

Saturday, February 19, 2011
7:30 pm
White Recital Hall
James C. Olson Performing Arts Center

PROGRAM 3 of 3

Paquita

Choreographer: Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa
Composer/Music: Ludwig Minkus
Lighting Design: Brandon J. Clark
Costume Design: Paula Weber
Dancers: Sara Beth Rothhammer, Gavin Stewart


Interlaced Journey

Choreographer: Sara Beth Rothhammer
Composer/Music: Ludovico Einaudi/ "Svanire," "Indaco," "Lady Labyrinth"
Lighting Design: Brandon J. Clark
Costume Design: Sara Beth and Frances Rothhammer
Dancers: Hannah Benditt, Haley Day, Lacee Ebert, Erin Kane, Daley Kappenman, Liza Rod, Lynley Schaffer, Dempsey Ward

I dedicate this piece to my mom, dad, and sister Amy. Thank you all so much for being
there for me, believing in me even when I didn't believe in myself, and pushing me to never
give up. Each one of you in a different way have helped guide me through my interlaced
journey of life. I don't know what I would do without you! I love you
!

 

 

Dark Phrases

Choreographer: Willa Dock
Composer: Aaron Zigman/"Main Title"
Music Performer: Joshua Bell, violin
Lighting Design: Paul Tilson
Costume Design: Willa Dock
Dancer: Willa Dock

 

Sacrificing Salvation

Choreographer: Shannon Hutsler
Composer/Music: Florence and the Machine/'The Drumming Song" AFI/"Prelude 12/21"
Lighting Design: Brandon J. Clark
Costume Design: Shannon Hutsler
Dancers:
Soloists: Mark Gieringer, Devan Smith
Corps: Joyce Armstrong, Pamela Auinbauh, Marie Buser, Kassi Butler, Shanna Colbern, Rachel Crawforld, Haley Day, Simone Delozier, Willa Dock, Brittany Duskin, Abigail Engelhardt, Chasmine Gerschefske, Danielle Glynn, Alyssa Gold, Kaitlin Heibel, Erin Kane, Daley Kappenman, Kelanie Murphy, Whitney Ricketts, Sara Beth Rothhammer, Alyssa Schneider, Rachel Schneider, Asha Singh, Hayley Turner, Dempsey Ward, Nina-Rose Wardanian

For my beautiful dancers who blessed me with this most outstanding opportunity to start
choreographing toward my dreams. Their willingness and patience has made this one of
my most treasured experiences at UMKC. Their belief in my vision has inspired me beyond
words. Each and every one of them is such an extraordinary talent!

Cut You Down

Choreographer: Shannon Hutsler
Composer/Music: Johnny Cash/"God's Gonna Cut You Down"
Lighting Design: Brandon J. Clark
Costume Design: Shannon Hutsler
Dancer: Shannon Hutsler

I would like to dedicate this solo piece to all of the wonderful people who have ever shown
me love and support. With or without knowing, you have made me a stronger person and it
is because of you that I dance before you today. I am nothing without God's blessings and
my parents who have been by my side every step of the way.


Dissassociation

Choreographer: Willa Dock
Composer: Pan American/"Hey Volk"
Lighting Design: Paul Tilson
Costume Design: Willa Dock
Dancers: Heather Costello, Kaitlin Heibel, Miyesha McGriff, Desmond Roach, Lynley Schaffer, Rachel Schneider, Caitlin Vasser

 

the end.

Mark Gieringer and Hayley Turner (during 1st tech rehearsal)
Mark Gieringer and Hayley Turner (during 1st tech rehearsal)

Choreographer: Hayley Turner
Composer/Music: Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova/'The Swell Season"
Lighting Design: Brandon J. Clark
Costume Design: Hayley Turner
Dancers: Hayley Turner, Mark Gieringer


Le cirque de la demands

Choreographer: Hayley Turner
Composer/Music: Raphael Beau/from the film Micmac: "Diabolic," "A Motley Crew," "It is Rolling," and "Droit de cite"
Lighting Design: Paul Tilson
Costume Design: Hayley Turner, Sonja Turner
Dancers: Heather Costello, Haley Day, Willa Dock, Danielle Glynn, Chasmine Gerschefske, Kari Hayde, Kaitlin Heibel, Shannon Hutsler, Erin Muenks, Alyssa Schneider, Reggie Simmons, Caitlin Vasser, Dempsey Ward

 

PRODUCTION STAFF

Concert Director: Ronn Tice
Stage Manager: Megan Squires
Master Electrician: Richard Sprecker
Lead Lighting Designer: Eric Voecks
Lighting Design: Brandon J. Clark, Paul Tilson
Sound Design: Robert Beck, Jason Scheufler
Sound Operator: Asha Singh
Curtain: Rachael Hulse
Videographer: ...
Technical Crew: Rachel Crawford, Erika Edwards, Claire Gardner-Dale, Mark Gieringer, Sarah Herbert, Dailey Kappenman, Lexie Klasing, Desmond Roach, Asha Singh

 


CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC AND DANCE - DANCE DIVISION

Professors

Mary Pat Henry - Associate Dean of Conservatory Faculty Affairs
DeeAnna Hiett, Sabrina Madison-Cannon - Faculty Advisor, Senior Dance Recitals
Ronald Tice
Paula Weber - Division Chair
Rodni Williams

Adjunct professors
Billy Mahoney
Lisa Thorn-Vinzant

Lighting design professor Victor Tan


 

 

 



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