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Wylliams

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Henry

Danse

Theatre

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Spring

Concert

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13, 14

May

2005

 

Wylliams/Henry Danse Theatre
http://www.wylliams-henry.com
2005 Spring Dance Concert

13, 14 May 2005 (Fri/Sat) 8:00 PM
Performance and Rehearsal (12th) Pictures
White Recital Hall, UMKC Performing Arts Center

This concert included a special Hanya Holm piece not done for half a century, "Ozark Suite." Holmes' choreography was re-constructed by Paul Chambers and the piece was video taped as part of the permanent dance collection at the New York Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center and will be added to the Hanya Holm Dance Archive for public viewing and for dance research.

New York Public Library: http://www.nypl.org/research/lpa/dan/dan.majcoll.html
Search NYPL via Google for Hany Holm: http://www.google.com/u/nypl?q=hanya+holm&sa=Go
New York Public Library Holm Papers: http://digilib.nypl.org/dynaweb/ead/dance/danholmpapers/@Generic__BookView

Also:
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanya_Holm
Rutgers: http://hanyaholm.rutgers.edu/holm.htm
Colorado College: http://www.coloradocollege.edu/bulletin/july2002/holm.asp
Books at Amazon on Hanya Holm: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/subject=hanya%20holm

Sha Tah Tee
Choreography
Leni Williams
Music
M. Shrieve
Costume Design
Judy Pfeifer
Costuming Construction
Kathy Bradford and Laura Taylor Powell
Dancers
Gerard Alexander, Winston Brown, Holly DeWitt, Tracy Franklin, DeeAnna Hiett, Katie Jenkins, Jennifer Medina, Joe Pilgram, Lindsey Rosemann, Jerome Stiegler, Rodni Williams, Latra Wilson
   
Sleep Study
Choreography
David Parsons
Music
Film & the BB's
Costume Design
Gail Gilbert
Dancers
Anthony DeCarlis, Katie Jenkins, Joe Pilgram, Lindsey Rosemann, Paula Weber, Latra Wilson
   
The Beloved
Choreography
Lester Horton (1943)
Restaged by
Mary Pat Henry
Music
Judith Hamilton
Costume Construction
Heather Lowenstein
Dancers
DeeAnna Hiett and Rodni Williams
   
To Have and To Hold
Choreography
Shapiro and Smith
Music
Commissioned Score by Scott Killian
Costume Design
Shapiro and Smith
Costume Construction
Laura Powell
Prop Design
Daniel Shapiro, Shawn Dane and Ryan Harp
Dancers
Holly DeWitt, Tracy Franklin, Katie Jenkins, Joe Pilgram, Jerome Stiegler, Rodni Williams
   
Ozark Suite
Choreography
Hanya Holm (1948)
Reconstructed by
Paul Chambers
Music
Elie Siegmeister
Sets Design and Construction
Frank Polleck
Costume Design
Paul Chambers
  • Camp Meeting
  • Lazy Afternoon
  • Saturday Night
Dancers
Gerard Alexander, Winston Brown, Holly DeWitt, Tracy Franklin, DeeAnna Hiett, Katie Jenkins, Jennifer Medina, Joe Pilgram, Lindsey Rosemann, Jerome Stiegler, Rodni Williams, Latra Wilson
   

WHDT would like to thank Paul Chambers for generously offering "Ozark Suite" to the company. Mr. Chambers performed this work with the Hanya Holm Company in 1957, 1958 and 1959. Paul is the only company member remaining who has danced this historic work and WHDT is the only dance company performing the work today.

To preserve this historically significant master work, WHDT in connection with Paul Chambers is filming "Ozark Suite" and an archival copy of this master work is being presented to the New York Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center at the request of the Hanya Holm Foundation.

The film will be part of the permanent dance collection and will be added to the Hanya Holm Dance Archive for public viewing and for dance research.

The filming of "Ozark Suite" is generously sponsored by Norman and Elain Polsky.



1948 Portrait of Hanya Holm (1893 1992) by Marshall Brooks.

She was a dancer, choreographer teacher and one of the pioneers of modern dance. Holm is considered one of the "Big Four" founders of American modern dance along with Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey and Charles Wiedman. In Her native Germany Hanya Holm as a student of and an instructor for Mary Wigman at the Wigman School in Dresden. In 1931 Holm came to New York where she founded the Wigman School of Dance. In 1936, with the growth of nazism in Germany the school became the Hanya Holm Studio.

Holm's 1948 Labanotation score for Kiss Me, Kate, was the first copyrighted choreography in the United States. Metropolitan Daily was the first modern dance composition televised on NBC. From 1941 until 1983 Holm ran the summer dance program at Colorado College.

Paul Chambers died September 29, 2005 at age 80 at his home in St. Joseph, Missouri. His death was unexpected. Paul is on the right in this photo taken during the Fall 2005 dance concert of Wylliams/Henry Danse Theatre, just a few weeks before his death. Here he is with longtime friend Dan DeMott (left) in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center just outside White Recital Hall on UMKC.

Solemn Vow
Choreography
Mary Pat Henry
Music
Eugene Friesen
Costume Design
Judy Pfeifer
Costume Construction
Judy Pfeifer and Paula Weber
Dancers
As the Young Woman
As the Young Matron
As the Older Woman
Katie Jenkins
DeeAnna Hiett
Paula Weber
Obsession
Choreography
Mary Pat Henry
Music
John Abercrombie and Ralph Tower, John Taverner
Poetry
Sylvia Platt
Costume Design
Mary Pat Henry
Costume Construction
Paula Weber
Set Design
Mary Pat Henry
Set Construction
Ryan Harp
Dancer
Jennifer Medina
   
"Obsession" was created for the International Ballet Project as part of Inside/Out Dance Series at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
The Passage
Choreography
Dee Anna Hiett
Music
VAS and Mickey Hart
Costume Design
Gerard Alexander
Costume Construction
Laura Powell
Dancers
Gerard Alexander, Winston Brown, Dee Anna Hiett, Jerome Stiegler
   
Joy
Choreography
Milton Myers
Music
Johann Sebastian Bach
Costume Design
Milton Myers
Dancers
Gerard Alexander, Winston Brown, Holly DeWitt, Tracy Franklin, DeeAnna Hiett, Katie Jenkins, Jennifer Medina, Joe Pilgram, Lindsey Rosemann, Jerome Stiegler
   

 

Wylliams/Henry Danse Theatre
Spring 2005

Artistic Director
Mary Pat Henry

Co-Founder
Leni Wylliams

Assistant Director
Paula Weber

Grant Administrator
Fran Hess

Administrative Assistant
Jered Solace

The Company
Gerard Alexander, Winston Dynamite Brown, Holly DeWitt, Tracy Franklin, DeeAnna Hiett, Katie Jenkins, Jennifer Medina, Joe Pilgram, Lindsey Rosemann, Jerome Stiegler, Paula Weber, Rodni Williams

Apprentices
Anthony DeCarlis, Latra Wilson

Wylliams/Henry Danse Theatre Production Staff
Lighting Designer - Jim Primm
Lighting Assistant - Jennifer Felbo
Light Board Operator - Jim Primm
Sound - Ryan Kleeman
Stage Manager - Jered Solace
Tech Crew - Michelle Cox, Amy Gardner, Terrell Lampley, Holly Payne, Jennifer Phillips, Jered Solace, Kaelly Tier

Wylliams/Henry Danse Theatre are Artist in Residence at the Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri Kansas City


 



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Debra Beatty, 10/7/2005
This website has marvelous photos. Your dancers are magnificantly talented.

Sandra Groeltz, 10/7/2005
The Lord has his timing! In light of Paul Chambers passing it is a wonderful irony that your company recreated the Ozark Suite for the Archives while he was still alive.Sandra L. Groeltz


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