Wylliams / Henry Contemporary Dance Company

30th Anniversary Concert (since1991)

Fall 2021 - Fri/Sat October 1, 2 - 7:30 pm

Friday 1st / Saturday 2nd October 2021 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 - 30 Years! - 1991 to 2021
 
This was a retrospective program with pieces carefully picked to represent a sampling from the last three decades.
Co-artistic director and co-founder: Mary Pat Henry
Co-artistic director / rehearsal director: DeeAnna Hiett
Executive assistant: Carolyn Dahm
The Company:
David Calhoun, Caroline Dahm, Jeremy Hanson, Katie Johnson, Christina Mowrey, Sammee Schirmer, John Swapshire, Michael Tomlinson, Hannah Wagner, Ashlan Zay (apprentice)
 
Crew at White Recital Hall, UMKC's PAC
Sound Operator: Joe Teroso
Lighting Designers: Ian VanDusen & Selena Gonzalez-Lopez
Stage Manager: Bethany Gradwhohl
Photography: Mike Manley, Mike Strong & Ryan Bruce
 
In Program Order
 
Moore In Time (2010)
Choreography: Mary Pat Henry
Music: Tan Dun
Costume Design Antonia Ford Roberts
Projections Henry Moore
Projections Design Greg Casparian
Dancers: David Calhoun, Caroline Dahm, Jeremy Hanson, Katie Johnson, Sammee Schirmer, John Swapshire, Michael Tomlinson, Hannah Wagner, Ashlan Zay
This work is inspired by the works of Henry Moore
 
Sweet in the Morning (1992)
Choreography: Leni Wylliams
Costume Design: Leni Wylliams
Music Bobby McFerrin
   
Dancer: John Swapshire
 
Pause
 
Breath (from New Dance Partners, September 2021)
Choreography: Ronen Koresh
Lighting Design: Burke Brown (original, at New Dance Partners JCCC)
Music: Beethoven, Beatles, Greg Smith, Sage DeAgro-Ruopp
Three Movements 1 - Moonlight
2 - Crash
3 - Hold On
Dancers: David Calhoun, Caroline Dahm, Jeremy Hanson, Katie Johnson, John Swapshire, Hannah Wagner, Ashlan Zay
"Breath" was generously commissioned for New Dance Partners-Carlsen Center Performing Arts Series, Johnson County Community College. We (Wylliams/Henry) would like to graciously thank Emily Behrman with artistic advisor Michael Uthoff for the commissioning of this beautiful work for the Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company.
 
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To Have and To Hold (2005)
Choreography: Shapiro & Smith
Music: Commissioned score by Scott Killan
Costume Design Shapiro & Smith
Costume Construction: Laura Powell
Dancers: David Calhoun, Caroline Dahm, Katie Johnson, Christina Mowrey, Sammee Schirmer, Michael Tomlinson
 
Ensuing (2016)
Choreography: DeeAnna Hiett
Music: Tamaso Albinoni
Costume Design DeeAnna Hiett
Costume Construction: Kathy Bradford
Dancers: Jeremy Hanson, John Swapshire, Ashlan Zay
 
Church of Nations (1999)
Choreography: Kevin Iega Jeff
Music: Ennio Morricone and The Art of Noise
Costume Design Denice Naeemah Jeff
Lighting Design: Christian Epps
Dancers: David Calhoun, Caroline Dahm, Jeremy Hanson, Katie Johnson, Christina Mowrey, Sammee Schirmer, John Swapshire, Michael Tomlinson, Hannah Wagner, Ashlan Zay
UMKC Conservatory Apprentices: Ivyana Robinson & Jayla Johnson
 
 
 

 

Pictures in Program Order

 


Moore in Time (2010)

 

Moore in Time: Dress (left) and in studio (right) - Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
Dress (left) and in studio (right)

In studio L-R: Ashlan Zay, David Calhoun, Carolyn Dahm, John Swapshire - Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
In studio (above) and then in dress (below) L-R: Ashlan Zay, David Calhoun, Carolyn Dahm, John Swapshire
In dress L-R: Ashlan Zay, David Calhoun, Carolyn Dahm, John Swapshire

Sammee Schirmer, David Calhoun and John Swapshire in studio - Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
Sammee Schirmer, David Calhoun and John Swapshire in studio

Moore in Time - In studio, DeeAnna Hiett at right, on bench, directing. Dancers: Jeremy Hanson, John Swapshire (behind Jeremy), Ashlan Zay 
and, in background Sammee Schirmer and Carolyn Dahm. - Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
In studio, DeeAnna Hiett at right, on bench, directing. Dancers: Jeremy Hanson, John Swapshire (behind Jeremy), Ashlan Zay
and, in background Sammee Schirmer and Carolyn Dahm.

Sammee Schirmer and Michael Tomlinson - Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
Sammee Schirmer and Michael Tomlinson

Hannah Wagner and David Calhoun - Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
Hannah Wagner and David Calhoun

 

 


Sweet in the Morning (1992)

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
John Swapshire

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved

 

 


Breath (2021)

"Breath" was generously commissioned for
New Dance Partners-Carlsen Center Performing Arts Series, Johnson County Community College.
We (Wylliams/Henry) would like to graciously thank Emily Behrman with
artistic advisor Michael Uthoff for the commissioning of this beautiful
work for the Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company.

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
Jeremy Hanson and David Calhoun

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
Carolyn and John

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
Katie Johnson

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
David, Ashlan, Jeremy

 


To Have and To Hold (2005)


Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved

Studio (left) and dress (right) - Sammee Schirmer in jeté, Michael Tomlinson, David Calhoun, Katie Johnson - The jeté is from the bench. - Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
Studio (left) and dress (right) - Sammee Schirmer in jeté, Michael Tomlinson, David Calhoun, Katie Johnson - The jeté is from the bench.

Christina Mowrey and Sammee Schirmer - Michael Tomlinson and David Calhoun - Katie Johnson and Carolyn Dahm - Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
Christina Mowrey and Sammee Schirmer - Michael Tomlinson and David Calhoun - Katie Johnson and Carolyn Dahm

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved

 


Ensuing - (2016)

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
At Dance In The Park, September 11th - entering above, Jeremy and John below
Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
In concert below

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
Jeremy and John lift Ashlan

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved\

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved



Church of Nations (1999)

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved


Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved


Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved


Other Pictures


Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved

Alexis Borth hamms it up with instant fashion shoot at reception - Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
Alexis Borth hamms it up with instant fashion shoot at reception Saturday

"3 Amigos" - John Swapshire, Jeremy Hanson, David Calhoun - Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
"3 Amigos" - John Swapshire, Jeremy Hanson, David Calhoun - at reception Saturday

Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved

Reception after Saturday show in the 2nd-floor room, east end of the PAC (notice "30" balloon in window toward left. - Photo, copyright 2021 Mike Strong, all rights reserved
Reception after Saturday show in the 2nd-floor room, east end of the PAC (notice "30" balloon in window toward left.