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Wylliams / Henry Contemporary Dance Company

25th Anniversary Concert Season
September 2016 is the 25th Anniversary of the start of Wylliams/Henry in 1991

Fall 2016 - Fri/Sat Sept 23, 24, 7:30 pm

Friday / Saturday - 23rd and 24th of September 2016 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)

Ticket cost was: $24 and $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors

Early set of performance pictures from dress Thursday

Church of Nations by Kevin Iega Jeff - at far right in picture, an empty chair for Leni Wylliams
Church of Nations by Kevin Iega Jeff - at far right in picture, an empty chair for Leni Wylliams (20 years after Leni's death)

Christopher Page-Sanders in Church of Nations by Kevin Iega Jeff
Christopher Page-Sanders in Church of Nations by Kevin Iega Jeff

Choreographers for Fall 2016:
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Vincent Brosseau
Edgar Anido

Mary Pat Henry
Shapiro and Smith
Paula Weber
Kevin Iega Jeff

Wylliams Henry Fall 2016 Program

- - In performance order - -

Rippling Souls (1998)
Choreography: Vincent Brosseau
Music: Kodo Drummers, Leonard Ito and Maki Ishti
Costume Design: Vincent Brosseau
Costume Construction: Lyn Clark
Dancers: Shacura Wade, Christopher Page-Sanders, Trey Johnson, Alessandra Perdichizzi

Tohubohu (2016)
Choreography: Edgar Anido
Music: The Bad Plus
Costume Design: Edgar Anido
Costume Construction: Laura Powell
Dancers:
Caroline Dahm, Kelsey Crawford, Hannah Wagner, Sarah Frangenberg

Ferment (2011)
Choreography: Mary Pat Henry
Music: South American Musicians - Utaki
Costume Design: Judy Pfeifer and Mary Pat Henry
Dancers: Shacura Wade, Will Roberson, Caroline Dahm, Kyle Mullins, Christopher Page-Sanders, Kelsey Crawford, Trey Johnson, Alessandra Perdichizzi

To Have and To Hold (2005)
Choreography: Shapiro and Smith
Music: Commissioned Score by Scott Killian
Costume Design: Shapiro and Smith
Costume Construction: Laura Powell
Dancers: Will Roberson, Caroline Dahm, Kyle Mullins, Christina Mowrey, Christopher Page-Sanders, Alessandra Perdichizzi

To Each Their Own (2000)
Choreography: Paula Weber
Music: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Costume Design: Paula Weber
Costume Construction: Laura Powell
Dancers: Shacura Wade, Caroline Dahm, Christina Mowrey, Kelsey Crawford, Hannah Wagner, Alessandra Perdichizzi, Sarah Frangenberg

Church of Nations (1991)
Choreography: Kevin Iega Jeff
Music: Ennio Morricone and The Art of Noise
Costume Design: Denice Naeemah Jeff
Lighting Design: Christian Epps
Lighting Director: Nicole Jaja
Dancers: Shacura Wade, Will Roberson, Caroline Dahm, Kyle Mullins, Christina Mowrey, Christopher Page-Sanders, Kelsey Crawford, Trey Johnson, Hannah Wagner, Alessandra Perdichizzi, Sarah Frangenberg

www.wylliams-henry.org

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

Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company
Artistic Director
/Founder
Mary Pat Henry
Company Co-founder
Leni Wylliams
Associate Director

Paula Weber
Rehearsal Director / Assistant Director
DeeAnna Hiett
Administrative Assistant
Caroline Dahm

Company
Shacura Wade, Will Roberson, Caroline Dahm, Kyle Mullins, Christina Mowrey, Christopher Page-Sanders, Kelsey Crawford, Hannah Wagner, Alessandra Perdichizzi, Sarah Frangenberg
Apprentice: Trey Johnson

Lighting Designer and Technical Director
Nicole Jaja
Light Board Operator
Jaimie Leonard
Sound Operator
Joe Tesoro
Stage Manager

Jamie Leonard
Assistant Stage Manager
DaJuan Johnson
Tech Crew
Nia Towe, Nora Burkitt, Josephine Schneider, Antone Townsend, Marina Shortino
Website
Arthur Pemberton
Graphic Design

Mark Ringenberg
Photography
Michael Manley and Mike Strong


 

Shacura Wad in "To Each Her Own" by Paula Weber - at left Hannah Wagner and Caroline Dahm
Shacura Wad in "To Each Her Own" by Paula Weber - at left Hannah Wagner and Caroline Dahm

Sarah Frangenberg (standing) and Hannah Wagner in "To Each Her Own" by Paula Weber
Sarah Frangenberg (standing) and Hannah Wagner in "To Each Her Own" by Paula Weber

Front: Hannah Wagner (left) and Sarah Frangenberg, back: Shacura Wade (hidden) and Kelsey Crawford in "To Each Her Own" by Paula Weber
Front: Hannah Wagner (left) and Sarah Frangenberg, back: Shacura Wade (hidden) and Kelsey Crawford in "To Each Her Own" by Paula Weber

Alessandra Perdichizzi at end of "To Each Her Own" by Paula Weber
Alessandra Perdichizzi at end of "To Each Her Own" by Paula Weber

Will Roberson in To Have and To Hold by Shapiro and Smith
Will Roberson in To Have and To Hold by Shapiro and Smith

L-R: Christopher Page-Sanders and Cynthia Mowrey, Kyle Mullin and Alessandra Perdichizzi, Will Roberson and Caroline Dahm in To Have and To Hold by Shapiro and Smith
L-R: Christopher Page-Sanders and Cynthia Mowrey, Kyle Mullins and Alessandra Perdichizzi, Will Roberson and Caroline Dahm in To Have and To Hold by Shapiro and Smith

L-R: Alessandra Perdichizzi, Kyle Mullin (hidden behind), Will Roberson, Caroline Dahm, Cynthia Mowrey Christopher Page-Sanders (hidden at back) in To Have and To Hold by Shapiro and Smith
L-R: Alessandra Perdichizzi, Kyle Mullins (hidden behind), Will Roberson, Caroline Dahm, Cynthia Mowrey Christopher Page-Sanders (hidden at back) in To Have and To Hold by Shapiro and Smith

 

Kelsey Crawford in Ferment by Mary Pat Henry
Kelsey Crawford in Ferment by Mary Pat Henry (compare with same spot in studio rehearsal below)

Studio rehearsal run (below) - Kelsey Crawford in Ferment by Mary Pat Henry
Studio rehearsal run (below) - Kelsey Crawford in Ferment by Mary Pat Henry

Trey Johnson, Will Roberson and Christopher Page-Sanders in Ferment by Mary Pat Henry
Trey Johnson, Will Roberson and Christopher Page-Sanders in Ferment by Mary Pat Henry

Will Roberson and Alessandra Perdichizzi in Ferment by Mary Pat Henry
Will Roberson and Alessandra Perdichizzi in Ferment by Mary Pat Henry

Will Roberson and Alessandra Perdichizzi in Ferment by Mary Pat Henry
Will Roberson and Alessandra Perdichizzi in Ferment by Mary Pat Henry

Kyle Mullin and Will Roberson lifting Kelsey Crawford in Ferment by Mary Pat Henry
Kyle Mullins and Will Roberson lifting Kelsey Crawford in Ferment by Mary Pat Henry

Christopher Page-Sanders, Hannah Wagner, Kelsey Crawford and Shacura Wade in Ferment by Mary Pat Henry
Christopher Page-Sanders, Hannah Wagner, Kelsey Crawford and Shacura Wade in Ferment by Mary Pat Henry

 

Hannah Wagner, Sarah Frangenberg, Caroline Dahm and Kelsey Crawford in Tohuwabohu by Edgar Anido
Hannah Wagner, Sarah Frangenberg, Caroline Dahm and Kelsey Crawford in Tohubohu by Edgar Anido


Caroline Dahm, Hannah Wagner and Kelsey Crawford in Tohuwabohu by Edgar Anido
Caroline Dahm, Hannah Wagner and Kelsey Crawford in Tohubohu by Edgar Anido

Sarah Frangenberg in Tohuwabohu by Edgar Anido
Sarah Frangenberg in Tohubohu by Edgar Anido

Hannah Wagner, Sarah Frangenberg and Caroline Dahm in Tohuwabohu by Edgar Anido
Hannah Wagner, Sarah Frangenberg and Caroline Dahm in Tohubohu by Edgar Anido

Hannah Wagner, Kelsey Crawford and Sarah Frangenberg in "Tohubohu" by Edgar Anido
Hannah Wagner, Kelsey Crawford and Sarah Frangenberg in "Tohubohu" by Edgar Anido

 

 


A couple of studio shots.

Ferment - L-R Caroline Dahm, (top) Shacura Wade, Will Roberson, Christopher Page-Sanders
Ferment by Mary Pat Henry - L-R Caroline Dahm, (top) Shacura Wade, Will Roberson, Christopher Page-Sanders

Studio run of Ferment by Mary Pat Henry- L-R Trey Johnson, Christopher Page-Sanders, Kyle Mullin, Alessandra Perdichizzi and on the bench DeeAnna Hiett (back) and Mary Pat Henry (closest)
Studio run of Ferment by Mary Pat Henry- L-R Trey Johnson, Christopher Page-Sanders, Kyle Mullins, Alessandra Perdichizzi and on the bench DeeAnna Hiett (back) and Mary Pat Henry (closest)

Ferment - close shot with Trey Johnson starting a lift with Shacura Wade
Ferment - close shot with Trey Johnson starting a lift with Shacura Wade

To Have and To Hold by Shapiro and Smith - Christopher Page-Sanders and Cynthia Mowrey
To Have and To Hold by Shapiro and Smith - Christopher Page-Sanders and Cynthia Mowrey

Ferment - Shacura Wade and Trey Johnson
Ferment - Shacura Wade and Trey Johnson

And sometimes I just like to illustrate why I need rehearsals too.
I strongly believe you can't just bring a camera to the concert or the dress rehearsal, then point and shoot.
You have to know what to shoot for and what the piece is about.
Look at the pair above of Kelsey Crawford and the two pair below with Trey Johnson.

Trey Johnson in studio run of "Ferment"
Trey Johnson in studio run of "Ferment" - compare to on stage below

Trey Johnson, Christopher Page-Sanders, Caroline Dahm in "Ferment" by Mary Pat Henry
Trey Johnson, Christopher Page-Sanders, Caroline Dahm in "Ferment" by Mary Pat Henry


Trey Johnson in studio run of "Ferment" - compare to on stage below

After the Show

Hannah Wagner, Will Roberson and Shacura Wade
Hannah Wagner, Will Roberson and Shacura Wade

Dancer Joe Pilgram (right) with wife and daughter. Joe was one of the original performers in Rippling Souls (and a few other pieces)
Dancer Joe Pilgram (right) with wife and daughter. Joe was one of the original performers in Rippling Souls (and a few other pieces)

John Roberts with Matt Matsch and Kelsey Crawford
John Roberts with Matt Matsch and Kelsey Crawford

Shacura Wade and Sarah Frangenberg
Shacura Wade and Sarah Frangenberg

Loading props from "To Have and To Hold" and from "Rippling Souls" into Mary Pat Henry's station wagon
Loading props from "To Have and To Hold" and from "Rippling Souls" into Mary Pat Henry's station wagon

Benches from "To Have and To Hold" loaded into Mary Pat Henry's station wagon. Upper left is DaJuan Johnson, reflected lower left is Marina Shortino
Benches from "To Have and To Hold" loaded into Mary Pat Henry's station wagon. Upper left is DaJuan Johnson, reflected lower left is Marina Shortino

And one last selfie. Will Roberson and Shacura Wade with Marina Shortino looking on.
One last selfie. Will Roberson and Shacura Wade with Marina Shortino looking on.


I just liked this shot and decided to give it a poster look. So I added title text and IDs.

Poster group shot before a studio rehearsal run. Left-Right: Shacura Wade, William Roberson, Caroline Dahm, Kyle Mullin, Christina Mowrey, Christopher Page, Kelsey Crawford, Trey Johnson, Hannah Wagner, Alessandra Perdichizzi, Sarah Frangenberg
Making a poster our of a group shot of the dancers before a studio run (cleary not in costume)
Left-Right: Shacura Wade, William Roberson, Caroline Dahm, Kyle Mullin, Christina Mowrey, Christopher Page,
Kelsey Crawford, Trey Johnson, Hannah Wagner, Alessandra Perdichizzi, Sarah Frangenberg




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Specific Pieces

Otis Redding
Angelitos Negros

New Dance Partners JCCC
Sept 2015
Sept 2014

Concerts

2016 September
2016 June
2015 September Cyprus Ave
2015 May
2014 September
2014 May
2013 September
2012 September
Back On Cyprus Avenue - 22 Oct 2011
2011 Fall
2011 May
Nelson
24, 25 Sept 2010 - On Cyprus Avenue

3 Sept 2010 Crossroads
2010 May
2010 March
2009 September
2009 May
2008 September
2008 May
2007 September
2006 September
2006 May
2005 September
2005 May

 


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