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Wylliams / Henry Contemporary Dance Company

May 2015 Concert
www.wylliams-henry.org

Fri/Sat May 22 & 23 • 7:30 p.m.

White Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center
4949 Cherry Street
, Kansas City, Mo. 64110.
Tickets were $24 & $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors

List of pieces in show order - see program credits listed below:
NOTE: page is being constructed as we go, return for more pictures

Sha Tah Tee
Givin Up
Heart Thieves

- intermission -
Three Play Four Play
Obsession
Desire

John Swapshire tosses Alessandra Perdichizzi during the last studio run for Three Play Four Play
John Swapshire tosses Alessandra Perdichizzi during the last studio run for Three Play Four Play (see below to compare)

John Swapshire tosses Alessandra Perdichizzi during dress for Three Play Four Play
John Swapshire tosses Alessandra Perdichizzi during dress for Three Play Four Play (see above to compare)

DIRECTION CAUTION - NOTE CONSTRUCTION BARRIERS

Construcion Barriers to PAC
1) Head for the west side entrance to come into the lobby (to the left in this picture) OR
2) Head for the far northeast corner to enter the back hallway (to the far right of this picture), past the backstage entrance and finally the lobby.

The Rep pulled this kind of dirty trick (my very personal characterization) on Wylliams-Henry a year ago when they pulled a big party for the rep,
knocking out the parking lot for their opening night. This year it is not a party. This year the barriers will be up for both nights.
I call that totally disregardful, especially for an entity which benefits so massively by being housed in UMKC's Performing Arts Center.

Caroline Fogg, soloist for Obsession by Mary Pat Henry
Caroline Fogg, soloist for "Obsession" by Mary Pat Henry

Caroline Fogg, soloist for Obsession by Mary Pat Henry
Caroline Fogg, soloist for "Obsession" by Mary Pat Henry

John Swapshire, Elaine Kimble-Peaks in Desire by Garry Abbott
John Swapshire, Elaine Kimble-Peaks in Desire by Garry Abbott

 

Branson Bice and Katie Jenkins in Givin' Up by DeeAnna Hiett
Branson Bice and Katie Jenkins in Givin' Up by DeeAnna Hiett during dress (compare below)

Branson Bice and Katie Jenkins in Givin' Up by DeeAnna Hiett
Branson Bice and Katie Jenkins in Givin' Up by DeeAnna Hiett - last studio run (see above to compare)

Shacura Wade and John Swapshire in Three Play Four Play
Shacura Wade and John Swapshire in Three Play Four Play

John Swapshire (left) and Roman Cruz in Sha Tah Tee by Leni Wylliams
John Swapshire (left) and Roman Cruz in Sha Tah Tee by Leni Wylliams

Edgar Anido and Branson Bice in Sha Tah Tee by Leni Williams -
Edgar Anido and Branson Bice in Sha Tah Tee by Leni Williams

Roman Cruz in Desire by Gary Abbott
Roman Cruz in Desire by Gary Abbott

About A Shot and About How I Shoot

I like to shoot rehearsals both for my own rehersal and to decide which shots in particular I want to pick up in the dress or the performance. This is an example of picking up a shot in a studio rehearsal of Roman Cruz during "Desire" and making a point of getting that shot later during an onstage, in costume rehearsal. The early shot is good by itself and while I like showing the full environment in the studio which other dancers around the periphery it can also be cropped into a vertical with just Roman.

Side point: These are not happy accidents, although I get some of those too. Nor are they the result of "continuous drive" (a multiple-rapid-shot mode setting on digital cameras). These results would be impossible with continuous drive. Tip: Never, ever set the shutter to "continuous drive" for any subject or event.You have to shoot each very, very tiny moment exactly when it happens. Always use "single" shot mode. Period. More.

Then came the dreas rehearsal on Thursday and I knew it was coming up, I could see it form. I shot at the right moment but I didn't get the camera up high enough and I cut off Roman's head. Crap! I almost returned to shoot Friday from stage-right wings but didn't, though it would have been good because he looks into the stage-right wings.

By Saturday, when I was shooting video I really wanted to get the shot correctly. So, with a long lens on my still camera on a tripod setup next to my close-view video camera I waited for that spot in Desire (the last piece). When the jump was about to happen I quickly leaned to my left, pointed the still camera and hit the shutter again. Right on the mark. Another horizontal shot (below right) similar to the original studio shot. I cropped a second version for a vertical (see photo above).

I also wanted one of the crossover splits in Sha Tah Tee Saturday and I picked that up, the same way, because I knew when and what I could expect. In journalism it is called subject knowledge. At a couple of other places on this page I have examples of an earlier studio shot next to a costumed, on-stage shot either above or below.

Mike Strong

Roman Cruz in Desire - studio run Roman Cruz in Desire - dress, cut off head Roman Cruz in Desire - Sat Performance. Got it.
The studio rehearsal shot.
See below

Dress rehearsal. Big Ooops!
Lost Roman's head.
My dumb.

Saturday performance. Got it.
See above, cropped.

Roman Cruz during studio run for Desire by Gary Abbott
Roman Cruz during a studio run for Desire by Gary Abbott

Shacura Wade, Katie Jenkins and Alessandra Perdichizzi in Sha Tah Tee by Leni Wylliams
Shacura Wade, Katie Jenkins and Alessandra Perdichizzi in Sha Tah Tee by Leni Wylliams

Alessandra Perdichizzi in Sha Tah Tee by Leni Wylliams
Alessandra Perdichizzi in Sha Tah Tee by Leni Wylliams

Stage manager Lexie Klassing and lighting designer Devorah Kengmana during light adjustments (tech) for Sha Tah Tee
Stage manager Lexie Klassing and lighting designer Devorah Kengmana during light adjustments (tech) for Sha Tah Tee

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Spring Program, May 22, 23, 2015 - 7:30 pm

 
Sha Tah Tee
Choreography Leni Wylliams
Music m. Shriver
Costumes Design Judy Pheifer
Dancers Edgar Anido, Branson Bice, Roman Cruz, Caroline Fogg, Katie Jenkins,Elaine Kimble-Peaks, Alesandra Perdichizzi, John Swapshire, Shacura Wade, Hannah Wagner
 
Givin' Up
Choreography DeeAnna Hiett
Music Donny Hathaway
Costumes DesignDeeAnna Hiett
Dancers Katie Jenkins and Branson Bice
 
Heart Thieves
Choreography Robert Moses
Music Michael Manring
Costume Design Robert Moses and Mary Pat Henry
Dancers Edgar Anido, Roman Cruz, Caroline Fogg, Katie Jenkins,Elaine Kimble-Peaks, Alesandra Perdichizzi, John Swapshire, Shacura Wade
 
Three Play Four Play
Choreography DeeAnna Hiett
Music Patrick Patitucci
Costume DesignDeeAnna Hiett
Fabric DesignEnea Brownley
Dancers Alessandra Perdichizzi, John Swapshire, Shacura Wade
 
Obsession
Choreography Mary Pat Henry
Music John Abercrombie and Ralph Tower
Poetry Sylvia Platt
Costumes Design Mary Pat Henry
Dancer Caroline Fogg
 
Desire
Choreography Gary Abbott
Music Hans Zimmer, Geoff McCormick and Simon Goldberg
Costume Design Kathy Bradford
Dancers Edgar Anido, Roman Cruz, Caroline Fogg, Katie Jenkins,Elaine Kimble-Peaks, Alesandra Perdichizzi, John Swapshire, Shacura Wade, Hannah Wagner
 
 


Caroline Fogg is lifted by Edgar Anido, Roman Cruz and John Swapsire in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses

Alessandra Perdichizzi in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses
Alessandra Perdichizzi in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses

Shacura Wade and Roman Cruz in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses
Shacura Wade and Roman Cruz in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses

Alessanda Perdichizzi and Edgar Anido in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses - on stage
Alessanda Perdichizzi and Edgar Anido in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses (compare with in-studio version below)


Alessanda Perdichizzi and Edgar Anido in Heart Thieves by Robert Moses - during studio run (compare with performance above)

Shacura Wade in Desire by Gary Abbott
Shacura Wade in Desire by Gary Abbott

Caroline Fogg in Obsession by Mary Pat Henry
Caroline Fogg in Obsession by Mary Pat Henry

Katie Jenkins in Givin' Up by DeeAnna Hiett
Katie Jenkins in Givin' Up by DeeAnna Hiett

Shacura Wade and John Swapshire in Sha Tah Tee by Leni Wylliams
Shacura Wade and John Swapshire in Sha Tah Tee by Leni Wylliams

Hannah Wagner in Desire, studio run, by Gary Abbott
Hannah Wagner in Desire, studio run, by Gary Abbott

Elaine Kimble-Peaks in Desire by Gary Abbott
Elaine Kimble-Peaks in Desire by Gary Abbott - in modern color mode ... and ...
Elaine Kimble-Peaks in Desire by Gary Abbott in black and white 1940s femme fatale mode
Elaine Kimble-Peaks in Desire by Gary Abbott - in 1940's femme fatale mode

 

Branson Bice and Katie Jenkins in Givin Up by DeeAnna Hiett
Branson Bice and Katie Jenkins in Givin' Up by DeeAnna Hiett

John Swapshire and Elaine Kimble-Peaks in Desire by Gary Abbott
John Swapshire and Elaine Kimble-Peaks in Desire by Gary Abbott

 



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