Featuring the choreography of
Antony Tudor with "Continuo"
DeeAnna Hiett with "Suiite Etta"
Ronald Tice with "Tangent"
Paula Weber with "To Each Her Own"
Sabrina Madison-Cannon with "Revisit"
Jamal Story with "Rite Remixed" (Notes on Rite of Spring)
Augustus Bournonville with "Pas de Trios" (extracted from "La Ventana" 1854) reconstructed by Mary Pat Henry
The Performing Arts Center, side view, at night from the east side. The front of thebuilding is to the left
Was performed: Thursday-Saturday 3, 4, 5 November 2011 in White Recital Hall
James C. Olson Performing Arts Center at UMKC, (map: 4949 Cherry Street Kansas City, MO 64110 )
Prices: $8, $6 seniors, UMKC faculty, staff, and all students FREE with UMKC or student ID.
7:30 each evening, also 2:30 on Saturday afternoon
Setting lights in White Hall
The information below is directly from the printed program with each piece in actual show order.
Choreography by Ronald Tice
Music by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Simple Symphony, Op. 4 (1933-4)
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 (1937)
Prelude and Fugue, Op. 29 (1943)
Lighting design by Matthew Mitra
Costumes by Ronald Tice
Kelsi Benage, Emily Berger, Alexis Borth, Juanita Carter, Shanna Colbern, Rachel Crawford, Haley Day, Caroline Fogg, Chasmine Gerschefske, Danielle Glynn, Rachael Hulse, Erin Kane, Daley Kappenman, Gwen Tripp, Dempsey Ward
David Cross, Joseph Flickner, Dominique Harris,
Dalton Heinle, Matthew Redix, Desmond Roach
(Thursday and Saturday matinee)
Emily Berger, Alexis Borth, Kassi Butler, Juanita Carter, Heather Costello, Rachel Crawford, Erika Edwards, Caroline Fogg, Alyssa Gold, Daley Kappenman, Taylor Ohman, Whitney Ricketts, Lynley Schaffer, Megan Squires, Rose Taylor-Spann
Joseph Flickner, Mark Gieringer, Dalton Heinle,
Matthew Redix, Desmond Roach, Reggie Simmons
(Friday and Saturday evening)
Rite Remixed (Notes on Rite of Spring)
Choreography: Jamal Story - (http://www.jamalstory.com)
Music by Johann Johansson (b. 1969) The Sun's Gone Dim and the Sky's turned Black (2006)
Music by Steve Reich (b. 1936) Cello Counterpoint (2003)
Lighting design by Erik Voecks
Costumes by Dance Division Wardrobe
Alexis Borth, Sarah Herbert, Lexie Klasing, Rachel Schneider, John Swapshire, Yui Tadokoro, Caitlin Vasser, Dempsey Ward
Alexis Borth, Chasmine Gerschefske, Sarah Herbert, Lexie Klasing, Rachel Schneider, John Swapshire, Yui Tadokoro, Caitlin Vasser
Hannah Benditt, Kassi Butler, Juanita Carter, Shanna Colbern,
Whitney Ricketts, Desmond Roach, Alyssa Schneider, Asha Singh
(Friday and Saturday matinee)
Heather Costello and Kaitlin Heibel (understudies)
"Pas de Trios" from La Ventana
Choreography: Augustus Bournonville - "Pas de Trios" is extracted from "La Ventana" 1854
Reconstruction in period costume by Mary Pat Henry
Choreography by Augustus Bournonville Reconstruction of "Pas de trios" from La Ventana (1854)
Reconstructed by Mary Pat Henry Music by Hans Christian Lumbye (1810-1874)
Lighting design by Paul Tilson Costume design by Mary Pat Henry (after Bournonville)
Taylor Ohman, Liza Rod, and Mark Gieringer (Thursday)
Haley Day, Rose Taylor-Spann, and Mark Gieringer (Friday and Saturday evening)
Emily Berger, Alyssa Schneider, Dalton Heinle (Saturday matinee)
To Each Her Own
Choreography by Paula Weber
Music by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736) Stabat mater (1736)
Lighting design by Kyle Coyer
Costume design and construction by Paula Weber
Heather Costello, Juanita Carter, Rachel Crawford, Danielle Glynn, Gwen Tripp, Dempsey Ward
Alexis Borth, Sarah Herbert, Erin Kane, Daley Kappenman, Taylor Ohman, Gwen Tripp, Ashley Odom
Hannah Benditt, Haley Day, Alyssa Gold, Apple Peterson, Lynley Schaffer, Megan Squires
(Friday and Saturday evening)
Choreography by Antony Tudor
Staged by guest artist Donald Mahler of the Antony Tudor Trust - http://www.antonytudor.org
Music by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
Canon in D Major (c1920)
Lighting design by Eric Voecks
Costume design and construction by Paula Weber
Haley Day and Mark Gieringer
Alyssa Gold and Dalton Heinle
Rose Taylor-Spann and Joseph Flickner
This performance of Continue, created in 1970 by Antony Tudor on dancers of The Julliard School, is presented by arrangement with the Estate of Antony Tudor, the Antony Tudor Trust, and the Dance Notation Bureau, New York City.
Choreography by DeeAnna Hiett
"I Just Want to Make Love to You" (1954) by Willie Dixon (1915-1992)
"At Last" (1941) by Mack Gordon (1904-1959)/Harry Warren (1893-1981)
"Let's Burn Down the Cornfield" (1969) by Randy Newman (b. 1943)
Music performed by Etta James (b. 1938)
Lighting design by Jess Buttery
Costume design by Jessica Davis
Juanita Carter, Shanna Colbern, David Cross, Haley Day, Simone Delozier, Joseph Flickner, Caroline Fogg, Alessandra Perdichizzi, Matthew Redix, Whitney Ricketts, Desmond Roach, Lynley Schaffer, Abbie Shadid, Asha Singh, Megan Squires, John Swapshire, Yui Tadokoro, Caitlin Vasser
Reggie Simmons (understudy)
Choreography by Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Music by Hans Zimmer (b. 1957) and James Newton Howard (b. 1951) "Harvey Two-Face" (2008) and "Why So Serious?" (2008)
Lighting design by Doug Macur
Costume design by Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Hannah Benditt, Emily Berger, Alexis Borth, Kassi Butler, Shanna Colbern, Heather Costello, Rachel Crawford, Haley Day, Lacee Ebert, Erika Edwards, Chasmine Gerschefske, Kaitlin Heibel, Rachael Hulse, Erin Kane, Daley Kappenman, Appie Peterson,Whitney Ricketts, Liza Rod, Lynley Schaffer, Rachel Schneider, Asha Singh, Megan Squires, Yui Tadokoro, Gwen Tripp
Desmond Roach (Thursday and Saturday)
John Swapshire (Friday and Saturday matinee)
Mark Gieringer in Pas de Trios (an 1854 Augustus Bournonville choreography, La Ventana, reconstructed in period costumes by Mary Pat Henry)
Haley Day in Ronn Tice's Tangent
Danielle Glynn - two successive poses (frame numbers 0164 and 0165) in Tangent by Ronn Tice overlapped and stitched together.
Rose Taylor-Spann in a series of images from Pas de Trios (an 1854 Augustus Bournonville choreography, La Ventana, reconstructed in period costumes by Mary Pat Henry). The five shots start with four sequential camera frames and add the seventh frame in the set of pictures of this piece (frame numbers: 0631, 0632, 0633, 0634 and 0637). You can see a full frame below.
Rose Taylor-Spann in Pas de Trios (an 1854 Augustus Bournonville choreography, La Ventana, reconstructed in period costumes by Mary Pat Henry). This is the first frame in the set of five frames just above.
"Flying free" in Tudor's "ribbon lift" (Continuo by Antony Tudor with master repetiteur Donald Mahler setting the piece on UMKC). It looks light and airy but requires a great deal of strength to do so. The ribbon lift gives the appearance of flying or trailing a flag or a ribbon of cloth. Kind of like Superman. The hand at the end of the arm is open and flat (not gripping). This is really not held for a long time it just looks that way. The dancer leaping on to the arm is "flying" when she is at the top of the arc. It is the horizontal look, with legs providing added upward momentum and the appearance of just hanging there.
Ronn TIce's Tangent, - part of the ensemble
Jamal Story applies some heat to adhesive wrappings for Shanna Colbern (and several others). Everyone wanted to learn.
Shanna Colbern in Rite Remixed by Jamal Story
Rite Remixed by Jamal Story
Haley Day in Tangent by Ronn Tice
Concert Directors DeeAnna Hiett and Paula Weber
Stage Manager Vashti Goracke
Assistant Stage Managers Claire Gardner-Dale and Kari Hayde
Master Electrician Eric Voecks
Lead Lighting Designer Eric Voecks
Sound Designers Robert Beck and Jason Scheuffler
Light Board Operator Rachel Shair
Lighting Program Technicians Rachel Shair and Adam Durbin
Sound Operator Marisa Bobbins
Videographer Michael Strong
Curtain Paco Vitug
Technical Crew Kelsi Benage, Hannah Castleman, Caroline Fogg, Hannah Forck, Rachel Haug, Sarah Herbert, Lexi Pantil, Matthew Redix, Macy Routh, Donnice Schilling, Abbie Shadid, Katie Shea, Brooke Smith, Hannah Studebaker, Natalie Upton, Sophie Yancy
UMKC CONSERVATORY DANCE DIVISION
Paula Weber, chair of UMKC Dance Division
Mary Pat Henry, associate dean of Conservatory Faculty Affairs
Lighting design: Professor Victor Tan
"Continuo" - a bit more
Studio work on Continuo with Tudor Trust senior repetiteur Donald Mahler
UMKC was honored earlier this year with the initialization of the Tudor Curriculum for schools at the CORPS de Ballet conference in June, in Kansas City at UMKC. The Tudor Trust (http://www.antonytudor.org) brought out a new Tudor Curriculum for dance schools. UMKC has the honor of having this program at the start. The inaugural was part of the June CORPS de Ballet conference and workshops held at UMKC.
Danielle Glynn and Mark Gieringer, with Donald Mahler in back.
At rear in mirror (L-R) Dalton Heinle, Branson Brice, Alyssa Gold, Daley Kappenman
Donald Mahler (left) working with: Dalton Heinle and Alyssa Gold (center, front),
Branson Brice and Daley Kappenman (back) and Joe Flickner and Rose Taylor Spann (right)
Dance Division moments between studio classes
With staff and guest choreography
Other Dance Concerts and Dance Division Events at UMKC
Held every April with staff and visiting choreography. A showcase for the year.
CORPS de Ballet 2011 Conference with the introduction of the Tudor Curriculum
Battleworks Concert - 25 October 2008
UMKC Master Class with Robert Battle - 20-24 Oct 2008
Note: as of spring 2011 Robert Battle took over as Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey from the retiring Judith Jamison.
Master Class with Donald McKayle - August 2006
100th Year Anniversaryof the Conservatory - April 2006
These are held in the winter semester and the graduating seniors begin signups and rehearsals early in the fall semester. This is one of their last graded works. Each senior choreographs and directs a group piece and performs in a solo which may be self-choreography or another's and may also be a duet if there is a large enough mix of solo to duet.
There are a number of recital concerts, depending on the total number of seniors. Generally the mid-week concerts have in-town seniors while those with families out of town are scheduled for Saturdays so relatives can attend.
Senior Recital 2012
Senior Recital 2011
Senior Recital 2008
Senior Recital 2007
Senior Recital 2005
Non-UMKC events which have UMKC dancers, staff or visiting artists.
Don McKayle talk 24 Jan 2008 at Public Library, KCMO about Kansas City Ballet piece he was commisioned to create.
UMKC guys in Romeo and Juliet at Kansas City Ballet Spring 2008 backstage in costumes.
Wylliams/Henry Sept 2006 and "Games ," choreography Donald McKayle.
For some of the least expensive, good dance entertainment in Kansas City the University of Missouri Kansas City's Conservatory of Dance and Music's Dance Division offers some of the best young adult dancers in the area. UMKC's Dance Division is among the top dance schools in the country. Those of us who live in this area often miss that distinction but people elsewhere know (isn't it always so?).