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Wylliams / Henry Contemporary Dance Company

Back On Cyprus Avenue

 

Saturday 22 October 2011 - The Folly Theater - 8 PM

Tickets range from $25-$55 and are on sale now!
Proceeds will benefit The Folly Theater

300 W. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
box office: 816-474-4444

Studio run through with Bill Shapiro (sitting, in front of piano) - dancers are Jerome Stigler (left), Jessica Higgins (in lift), Gavin Stewart and DeeAnna Hiett (bending, in between) . Mary Pat Henry is behind the piano while to the right is lighting designer Margaret Sharp (to the left of the chair and above the red stool) and assistant designer Greg Casparian between Bill and Margaret. - photo by Mike Strong kcdance.com
Studio run through with Bill Shapiro (sitting, in front of piano) - dancers are Jerome Stigler (left), Jessica Higgins (in lift), Gavin Stewart and DeeAnna Hiett (bending, in between) . Mary Pat Henry is behind the piano while to the right of Bill Shapiro is assistant lighting designer Greg Casparian, lighting designer Margaret Sharp stage manager Rae Portwine.

With KCUR's Bill Shapiro
Dance Concert and Radio Show Narrative
http://www.kcur.org/cyprus.html

Music picked by Bill Shapiro with new choreography created for this playlist.

Tickets $25 - $55.

These dancers have been together this time for some three months now starting with the Wylliams-Henry September show and moving into the Cyprus Avenue show with a larger number of all (but two) new pieces with newly created choreography. They feel, in studio, like a circus family. This concert will be a rare treat as this "family" performs for you. You really need to attend this one.

NOTE FROM PERFORMANCE: It was good to see the Folly pretty much packed for this show, especially with all the other events going on in town at the same time, including dance events or events with dancers. The KC Ballet's Tom Sawyer was a heavy draw and on the Plaze the Water Fire concert event always pulls large numbers. Those were just two of the events.

The audience absolutely loved the show. I heard nothing but praise and even amazement after the show as I tore town my video and picked up my radio mikes and audio recorders. I am used to mostly dance audiences and this audience was heavily filled with listeners to Shapiro's radio show so they are a different read. But they really appreciated. What they didn't know was that Wylliams-Henry had only that afternoon to tech in the Folly before performing with 14 of the 16 songs all new choreography and with one of the two songs (Tower of Power) from a year ago having some different dancers. The other repeat (Simple Twist of Fate) had the same two dancers.

There were a few missed ques and the light could have been a little more even in some spots but I don't think the audience noticed. They just enjoyed.

Music from: Beatles, Jackie Wilson, Simon and Garfunkel, Elvis Presley, Temptations, Leonard Cohen, Staple Singers, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, Sam Cooke, Jerry Lee Lewis, Janis Joplin and Van Morrison.

BACK ON CYPRUS AVENUE, PROGRAM

JERRY LEE LEWIS
Choreography Mary Pat Henry
Music "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
Costumes Mary Pat Henry
Dancers Tracy Vogt, DeeAnna Hiett, Purcell Turner, Erik Sobbe, Edward Franklin,
Gavin Stewart

VAN MORRISON
Choreography Gavin Stewart
Music "Cleaning Windows"
Costumes Gavin Stewart
Dancers Ron Belger, Vanessa Owen, Jessica Higgins, Brittany Duskin

JACKIE WILSON
Choreography Josh Beamish
Music "Danny Boy"
Costumes Mary Pat Henry, Josh Beamish
Dancers Brittany Duskin, Gavin Stewart

MOODY BLUES
Choreography Mona Stõrling-Enna
Music "Higher and Higher"
Costumes Mona Eno, Mona Stõrling-Enna
Dancers Ron Belger, Vanessa Owen

BOB DYLAN
Choreography Ray Mercer
Music "Like a Rolling Stone"
Costumes Ray Mercer and Mary Pat Henry
Dancers DeeAnna Hiett, Jessica Higgins, Jerome Stigler, Gavin Stewart

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
Choreography Paula Weber
Music "White Rabbit"
Costumes Paula Weber and Laura Powell
Dancer Purcell Turner

PRINCE
Choreography DeeAnna Hiett
Music "When Doves Cry"
Costumes DeeAnna Hiett
Dancers Ron Belger, Brittany Duskin, Edward Franklin, Jessica Higgins, Erik
Sobbe, Gavin Stewart, Jerome Stigler, Purcell Turner, Tracy Vogt

(Intermission)

TEMPTATIONS
Choreography Lonnie Davis
Music "Papa was a Rolling Stone"
Costumes Lonnie Davis and Mary Pat Henry
Dancers Ron Belger, Edward Franklin, Gavin Stewart, Jerome Stigler, Eric Sobbe

SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
Choreography Francie Huber
Music "The Boxer"
Costumes Francie Huber
Dancers Purcell Turner, Tracy Vogt, Vanessa Owen, Edward Franklin, Jerome
Stigler, Ron Bolger

STAPLE SINGERS
Choreography Jamal Story
Music "Respect Your Self"
Costumes Tracy Vogt and Purcell Turner
Dancers Purcell Turner, Tracy Vogt

SAM COOKE
Choreography Marc Wayne
Music "Bring It on Home to Me"
Costumes Mary Pat Henry and Marc Wayne
Dancers Vanessa Owen, Brittany Duskin, Jessica Higgins, Gavin Stewart, Jerome
Stigler, Ron Belger

JANIS JOPLIN
Choreography Mary Pat Henry
Music "Summertime"
Costumes Mary Pat Henry
Dancers DeeAnna Hiett, Edward Franklin, Gavin Stewart, Purcell Turner

LEONARD COHEN
Choreography Josh Beamish
Music "Tower Of Song"
Costumes Josh Beamish
Dancers Gavin Stewart, DeeAnna Hiett, Vanessa Owen, Tracy Vogt, Purcell Turner

BOB DYLAN
Choreography Paula Weber
Music "Simple Twist of Fate"
Costumes Paula Weber
Dancers Gavin Stewart, DeeAnna Hiett

BEATLES
Choreography Paula Weber
Music "All My Loving"
Costumes Paula Weber and Laura Powell
Dancers Jerome Stigler, Eric Sobbe, Purcell Turner, Tracy Vogt

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Choreography The Company
Music "Born to Run"
Costumes The Company
Dancers Ron Belger, Brittany Duskin, Edward Franklin, DeeAnna Hiett, Jessica
Higgins, Vanessa Owen, Erik Sobbe, Gavin Stewart, Jerome Stigler, Purcell Turner,
Tracy Vogt

Choreographers: Mary Pat Henry , Paula Weber, Heather Goodwillie, Mark Wayne, Mona Eno, DeeAnna Hiett and Atlanta choreographer Lonnie Davis

www.wylliams-henry.org

Wylliams/Henry, 209 South Olive Kansas City, MO 64124 United States
(816) 241-4511 wylliamshenry@gmail.com


For a quick memory look - click here for last year's Cyprus Avenue (Sept 2010)
(This link is repeated in the W/H links at the bottom)


Purcell Turner, solo, in White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane) Choreo by Paula Weber - photo by Mike Strong - kcdance.com
Purcell Turner, solo, in White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane) Choreo by Paula Weber
This was one of the pieces which really looked like the 1960s. Purcell gave a powerhouse solo performance.

Purcell Turner and Ed Franklin in Summertime (Janis Joplin) choreo by Mary Pat Henry - photo by Mike Strong - kcdance.com
Purcell Turner and Ed Franklin in Summertime (Janis Joplin) choreo by Mary Pat Henry

 

 

Studio run through for Papa Was a Rolling Stone by the Temptations - Back to Cyprus Avenue - Dancers: Jerome Stigler, Ron Belger, Gavin Stewart, Erik Sobbe, Ed Franklin - photo by Mike Strong - kcdance.com
Studio run through for "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" by the Temptations - choreo by Lonnie Davis - in Back to Cyprus Avenue
Dancers: Jerome Stigler, Ron Belger, Gavin Stewart, Erik Sobbe, Ed Franklin

Vanessa Owen in an extension - Gavin Stewart in background. Studio run through of Higher and Higher choreo by Mona Störling-Enna - photo by Mike Strong kcdance.com
Vanessa Owen in an extension during.studio run through of Higher and Higher choreo by Mona Störling-Enna
Gavin Stewart in background

 

Born to Run (Bruce Springsteen) choreo by the company - Jerome Stigler, Ed Franklin, Purcell Turner, Jessica Higgins - photo by Mike Strong - kcdance.com
Born to Run (Bruce Springsteen) choreo by the company - Jerome Stigler, Ed Franklin, Purcell Turner, Jessica Higgins

Cleaning Windows (Van Morrison) choreo by Gavin Stewart. Dancers: Jessica Higgins, Vanessa Owen, Ron Belger, Brittany Duskin - photo by Mike Strong - kcdance.com
Cleaning Windows (Van Morrison) choreo by Gavin Stewart. Dancers: Jessica Higgins, Vanessa Owen, Ron Belger, Brittany Duskin

Danny Boy (sung by Jackie Wilson) choreo by Josh Beamish - duet with Brittany Duskin and Gavin Stewart - photo by Mike Strong kcdance.com
Danny Boy (sung by Jackie Wilson) choreo by Josh Beamish - duet with Brittany Duskin and Gavin Stewart

Danny Boy (sung by Jackie Wilson) choreo by Josh Beamish - duet with Gavin Stewart and Brittany Duskin - photo by Mike Strong - kcdance.com
Danny Boy (sung by Jackie Wilson) choreo by Josh Beamish - duet with Gavin Stewart and Brittany Duskin

Studio run and performance - Vanessa Owen in Higher and Higher - choreo by Mona Störling-Enna - photos by Mike Strong - kcdance.com
Studio run and performance - Vanessa Owen in Higher and Higher - choreo by Mona Störling-Enna

Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan) duet choreo by Paula Weber - Dancers: Gavin Stewart, DeeAnna Hiett - photo by Mike Strong - www.kcdance.com
Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan) duet choreo by Paula Weber - Dancers: Gavin Stewart, DeeAnna Hiett

Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan) duet choreo by Paula Weber - Dancers: DeeAnna Hiett, Gavin Stewart - photo by Mike Strong - kcdance.com
Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan) duet choreo by Paula Weber - Dancers: DeeAnna Hiett, Gavin Stewart

 

Tower of Song (Leonard Cohen) choreo by Josh Beamish - DeeAnna Hiett (front) - behind L-R: Tracy Vogt, Vanessa Owen, Purcell Turner - not shown, to the right is Gavin Stewart - photo by Mike Strong - kcdance.com
Tower of Song (Leonard Cohen) choreo by Josh Beamish - DeeAnna Hiett (front) - behind L-R: Tracy Vogt, Vanessa Owen, Purcell Turner
not shown, to the right is Gavin Stewart

 




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