Pictured: Yuri Yanowsky. Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Ballet.
Artistic Director Devon Carney and the Kansas City Ballet have announced the choreographers chosen for NEW MOVES, a performance event designed to search out, develop and showcase emerging choreographers, both from the national dance scene as well as locally within Kansas City Ballet.
Designed to provide time and space for choreographers to create world premiere works with accomplished professional dancers, NEW MOVES will feature choreographers Andi Abernathy and Stephanie Ruch, Artistic Directors of Heartlines Dance Company; Gabrielle Lamb; Yury Yanowsky; and KCB Company Dancers Michael Davis, James Kirby Rogers, Gustavo Ribeiro, and Molly Wagner.
“NEW MOVES is a chance for audiences to see the next big name in choreography before they are considered the next big choreographer,” Carney said. “It is a very up-close, visceral experience for audience and dancer alike.”
NEW MOVES Program:
Choreography: Andi Abernathy and Stephanie Ruch
Music: Nebulo, “Asht” and Jo Lampert, “Joga (Cover)”
Choreography: Michael Davis
Music: Joseph Maurice Ravel
Choreography: Gabrielle Lamb
Music: Henry Purcell
Choreography: Gustavo Ribeiro
Music: Philip Glass’s “Secret Agent”
Choreography: James Kirby Rogers
Music: W. A. Mozart
Choreography: Molly Wagner
Music: Frederic Chopin Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48, musical accompaniment performed by Kansas City Ballet Music Director Ramona Pansegrau
Choreography: Yury Yanowsky
Music: a mix from Lucas Vidal, Mozart and Brahms
Bonus Pre-show Performance:
Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company will perform a work by Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye with music by Bach.
Performances of NEW MOVES will be held at the Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 pm, Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm; and
Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 pm. Seats are $35. Buy tickets online at kcballet.org or 816.931.8993.