Saturday October 10th
Sunday the 11th, 2020
Pilgrim Labyrinth & Butterfly Garden in Hyde Park
at 3701 Gilham, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Masked and socially distanced, watching "Sutra," the last piece in the program. At right dancers Laura Jones Wallner and Caroline Dahm.
Quoting from the program (with tenses changed, such as "will be" changed to "was"):
"Creative Intersections was a free performance program of brand new choreography from Kansas City-based artists.
Creative Intersections! was presented by Kansas City Ballet dancers James Kirby Rogers and Cameron Thomas,
featuring dancers and choreographers from the Kansas City Ballet as well as
Jennifer Owen, Gary Abbot, Tristan Griffin and Caroline Dahm."
"The mission of Creative Intersections was to challenge the relationship between
performer and audience member with new work
in a visceral outdoor setting.
The performance was be outdoors without a stage
and our audience was socially distanced!"
On stage and in the studio, rehearsals, class, performance
From the Program
James Kirby Rogers & Cameron Thomas
Choreography by Gary Abbott
Music: Elysian Quartet
Dancers: Tristian Griffin, Caroline Dahm, James Kirby Rogers
A moment in the park.
Three solos in one piece
Tristian Griffin in "Area" by Gary Abbott
Caroline Dahm in "Area" by Gary Abbott
James Kirby Rogers in "Area" by Gary Abbott
James Kirby Rogers in "Area" by Gary Abbott - Saturday
Darker Planet, Brighter Star
Choreography by Jennifer Owen
Music: J. S. Bach performed and recorded by Brad Cox
Dancer: Laura Jones Wallner
This piece is dedicated to the memory of Shane Rowse.
Laura Jones Wallner in "Darker Planet, Brighter Star" by Jennifer Owen
Choreography by Caroline Dahm
Music: Leifur James, Robert Koch Featuring Jacob Zuma, Future, and George W.
Bush Arr. Caroline Dahm
Dancers: Danielle Fu, Naomi Tanioka, Caroline Dahm
Meaningless “Talk” for the sake of talking.
L-R: Caroline Dahm and Naomi Tanioka
(The small white spots are out-of-focus flying insects caught in the late afternoon sunlight)
Choreography by Tristian Griffin
Music: William Basinski, Philip Daniel, Terrence Saunders
Music: Tristan Griffin, Jeremy Hanson
L-R: Tristian Griffin and Jeremy Hanson (above and below)
Choreography by James Kirby Rogers
Music: Philip Glass, Ethan Hawke, Bruce Levingston
Dancers: Gavin Abercrombie, Naomi Tanioka, Cameron Thomas, James Kirby Rogers
In the Indian literary tradition, a Sutra is a collection of aphorisms in the
form of a manual. This piece depicts the aphorism of human connection
regardless of place and time.
Final bows Saturday, all cast and choreographers:
Left to right: James Kirby Rogers, Cameron Thomas, Naomi Tanioka, Gavin Abercrombie, Danielle Bausinger Fu, Caroline Dahm, Jeremy Hanson, Tristian Griffin, Laura Jones Wallner, Jennifer Owen, Gary Abbott
Laura Jones Wallner and daughter
Dancer Laura Jones Wallner and daughter with choreographer Jennifer Owen and daughter.