KCFAA at The Nelson-Atkins Museum
"Juneteenth"

June 10th 2017
http://www.kcfaa.org

Here are a few highlights

 

Left-Right: Museum DIrector Julián Zugazagoitia, KCFAA Chief Artistic Officer Tyrone Aiken, dancer Latra Wilson, dancer DaJuan Johnson and Kansas City Mayor Sly James taking a selfie at the Juneteenth event opener at The Nelson-Atkins Museum with speakers and with dancers from KCFAA. Photo, Copyright 2017 Mike Strong, kcdance.com - full usage permissions for KCFAA and the Nelson.
Left-Right: Museum DIrector Julián Zugazagoitia, KCFAA Chief Artistic Officer Tyrone Aiken, dancer Latra Wilson, dancer DaJuan Johnson and Kansas City Mayor Sly James taking a selfie at the Juneteenth event opener at The Nelson-Atkins Museum with speakers and with dancers from KCFAA

Piano player and entertainer Elijah Thomas

Piano player and entertainer Elijah Thomas (above and below)

Piano player and entertainer Elijah Thomas


Boys and Girls Choirs of Kansas City

Museum DIrector Julián Zugazagoitia
Museum DIrector Julián Zugazagoitia

Congressman and former mayor Emmanuel Cleaver
Congressman and former mayor Emmanuel Cleaver

Audience from back of the stage with Congressman Cleaver speaking at the podium
Audience from back of the stage with Congressman Cleaver speaking at the podium

In the shots below I had pretty poor positioning for still shots but that was because I was doing only video, the stills were extras on the side.
Otherwise I would have moved to the sides to shoot the stage in order to avoid the backlight from the door which pretty much wiped out my shots.

Latra Wilson, KCFAA dancer
Latra Wilson, KCFAA dancer

Latra Wilson, KCFAA dancer

Latra Wilson, KCFAA dancer

DaJuan Johnson, KCFAA dancer
DaJuan Johnson, KCFAA dancer

DaJuan Johnson, KCFAA dancer

DaJuan Johnson and Latra Wilson, KCFAA dancers

DaJuan Johnson and Latra Wilson, KCFAA dancers


Tyrone Aiken, Chief Artistic Office Kansas City Friends of Alvin AIley (KCFAA) with Latra Wilson and DaJuan Johnson dancing for KCFAA
Tyrone Aiken, Chief Artistic Office Kansas City Friends of Alvin AIley (KCFAA) with Latra Wilson and DaJuan Johnson dancing for KCFAA

Sly, Tyrone and DuJuan
Sly, Tyrone and DuJuan

Before the event
Before the event

 

 



Unless otherwise noted photos and copyright 2017 Mike Strong KCDance.Com and Mike Strong Photo Gallery and CV Site - Email This Page

KCFAA and Ailey Links on this Site

See also: http://www.kcfaa.org

   

Juneteenth at the Nelson with KCFAA
KCFAA Festival on the Vine June/July 2016
Ailey Trio 14 Jan 2016
KCFAA Festival on the Vine June 2015
Setting the Stage 26 Feb 2015
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 22-25 Oct 2015
AileyCamp 8 july 2014
Ailey Trio_Jan 2013
Ailey Breakfast with Jamison and Battle_13 apr 2011
AileyCamp_15 july 09
Ailey_Nov 2008
kcfaa_Setting the Stage 2012
kcfaa_Setting the Stage 2010

Other Pages related to Ailey or KCFAA

Battleworks Concert - 25 October 2008
Robert Battle's company at that time
UMKC Master Class with Robert Battle - 20-24 Oct 2008
Note: In spring 2011 Robert Battle took over as Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey from the retiring Judith Jamison.