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Wylliams / Henry Contemporary Dance Company

28th Anniversary Concert (since1991)

Fall 2019 - Fri/Sat October 4, 5 - 7:30 pm

Friday 4th / Saturday 5th October 2019 at 7:30 pm
In White Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center on the UMKC Campus
4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64110
(same building as the KC Rep. White Hall is on the west side of the lobby)

 

 

FALL PROGRAM
 
Note: Kelsey Matsch was injured early in the Friday show. She was replaced in the Saturday show by three dancers and that in turn required another replacement in "Southern Exposure." They are listed below for "The List," "Silently Screaming" and "Southern Exposure" - "Fragment" was danced without Kelsey.
 
Fragment (New Dance Partners 2018)
Choreography: Christian Denice
Music:Kyrie and Pater Noster, Gregorian Chant, Autohoaxer, TheBlack Dog and Greg Haines
Costume Design Christian Denice
Costume Construction: Laura Powell
Dancers: Caroline Dahm, Tristian Griffin, Kaylin Horgan, Trey Johnson, Kelsey Matsch (Friday), John Swapshire
 
The List
Choreography: Christopher Huggins
Costume Design: Christopher Huggins
Dancers: Caroline Dahm, Tristian Griffin, Kaylin Horgan, Kelsey Matsch, Trey Johnson, John Swapshire
Saturday show replacement: Rebekah Kuczma went in for Kelsey.

UMKC dance cast:
Friday October 4th: Diana Biribin, Simone Davis, Shannon DeGroot, Tessa Duncan, Collin Frederick, Victoria Knox, Laura Karanevich, Christine Kraus, Erica Lohman, Ivyana Robinson
Saturday October 5th: Ashleah England, Emily Dillman, Collin Frederick, Morgan Henning, Sophie Henning, Jayla Johnson, Lauren Jespersen, Sydney Meyer, Montana Michels, Lieana Sherry, Ashlan Zay
 
Silently Screaming (New Dance Partners 2019)
Choreography: Frank Chaves
Lighting Design: Burke Brown (original) / E.J. Reinagel
Costume Design: Frank Chaves
Costume Construction: Laura Powell
Dancers: Caroline Dahm, Tristian Griffin, Kaylin Horgan, Kelsey Matsch (Friday), Trey Johnson, John Swapshire
Saturday replacement: Kaitlyn Gardner went in for Kelsey.
 
{INTERMISSION}
 
Southern Exposure (2010)
Choreography: Mary Pat Henry
Costume Design: Antonia Ford Roberts, Costume Construction: Laura Powell
Dancers: Sister and Brother: Kelsey Matsch and Trey Johnson
Mother: Christina Mowrey
Father/Sheriff: Joe Pilgram
Maid/Mother: Lauren Tompkins
Her son: John Swapshire
Reverend: Michael Blake
Child: Christine Kraus
Teenagers: Michael Tomlinson, Trey Johnson, Colin Frederick, Ava Wichser, Caroline Dahm, Ashlan Zay, Jayla Johnson, Simone Davis, Ivyana Roginson, Chris Peacock, Tristian Griffin
Narrator: Carla Noack
Note: Ava Wischer (teenager, Friday) went in for Kelsey on Saturday and Victoria Knox was in for Ava.
 
 
Fragment and Silently Screaming were generously commissioned for New Dance Partners-Carlsen Center Performing Arts Series, Johnson County Community College.

We would like to graciously thank Emily Behrman with artistic advisor Michael Uthoff for the commissioning of these beautiful works for the Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company.
 

 

Pictures in Program Order

 


Fragment


Caroline and Trey


Christina, Trey and Tristian


tech


The List


Dress - L-R: Trey Johnson, Kaylin Horgan (front), Caroline Dahm (back) and Kelsey Matsch.


From video frame capture Saturday with Rebekah Kuczma (right) in for Kelsey
L-R: Trey Johnson, Kaylin Horgan (front), Caroline Dahm (back) and Rebekah Kuczma


Trey


Trey, Caroline, Kelsey, Kaylin

Saturday (video frame capture) L-R: Trey Johnson, Kaylin Horgan, Caroline Dahm and Rebekah Kuczma.
Saturday (video frame capture) L-R: Trey Johnson, Kaylin Horgan, Caroline Dahm and Rebekah Kuczma.

 


Silently Screaming


Dress: Caroline Dahm

Dress: John Swapshire and Kelsey Matsch
Dress: John Swapshire and Kelsey Matsch

Dress: John Swapshire and Kelsey Matsch
Dress: John Swapshire and Kelsey Matsch (20,000 ISO)

 

 

 


Southern Exposure



lighting tech - Ava Wischer


lighing / tech - Tristian Griffin and John Swapshire


Dress: John Swapshire and Kelsey Matsch


Video capture Saturday: John Swapshire and Ava Wischer


Tech. Cracking up in a fight scene: L-R: Michael Tomlinson, Joe Pilgram, John Swapshire (they got more serious below)


Dress: Michael, Joe, John and Kelsey in back - fight scene


Michael Blake


Lauren Tompkins (above and below)

 

 

 


Other


Kelsey Matsch after Saturday night (an unplanned day off, outch)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/CO-FOUNDER Mary Pat Henry
CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DeeAnna Hiett
COMPANY CO-FOUNDER Leni Wylliams
REHEARSAL DIRECTOR DeeAnna Hiett
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Caroline Dahm
THE COMPANY Caroline Dahm, Kaylin Horgan, Trey Johnson, Kelsey Matsch, Christina Mowrey, John Swapshire
GUEST ARTISTS Michael Blake, Chris Peacock, Joe Pilgram
LIGHTING DESIGNER AND TECHNICAL DIRECTOR E.J. Reinegal
SOUND OPERATOR Joe Tesoro
STAGE MANAGER Bethany Gradwohl
WEBSITE Arthur Pemberton
GRAPHIC DESIGN Caroline Dahm
PHOTOGRAPHY and VIIDEO Michael Manley and Michael Strong
PROGRAM DESIGNER Jessica Riggins
GRANT WRITER Nancy Kaiser-Caplan