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Dance/USA and

JCCC's New Dance Partners

June 7, 8, 9, 10, 2017

Union Station, Kaufmann Performing Arts Center, Bolender Center (KCB)

 

Wednesday

Awards

 

Thursday

Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Company
Owen/Cox Dance
Kansas City Ballet

Also links to JCCC's New Dance Partners
September 2014
September 2015
and JCCC's presentation of Jonah Bokaer April 2016

Choreographer Dance Company Title of Piece Dancers, Music, Costumes
Gregory Dawson
http://www.dawsondancesf.org
Wylliams-Henry
Contemporary
Dance Theater

Twisted Metal

Dancers: Winston Dynamite Brown, Donnie Duncan, Caroline Fogg, Kaylin Horgan, John Swapshire
Music: Damacia Payomo and Gregory Dawson
Costumes: Laura Powell

Penny Saunders

Owen/Cox
Dance Group
Ghost Light Dancers: - Kaleena Burks, Michael Davis, Charles Martin, Logan Pachciarz
Costumes: Lisa Choules

Jerome Robbins

Kansas City Ballet Interplay Dancers: - Kaleena Burks, Amanda DeVenuta, Whitney Huell, Taryn Mejia, Michael Davis, Charles Martin, Lamin Pereira dos Santos, James Kirby Rogers


Awards Night Photos

Seamless Dance Theatre, Inc. with a cocktail hour performance in Union Station
Seamless Dance Theatre, Inc. with a cocktail hour performance in Union Station

Seamless Dance Theatre, Inc. with a cocktail hour performance in Union Station
Seamless Dance Theatre, Inc. with a cocktail hour performance in Union Station

Crowd
Front of the cocktail crowd watching Seamless. Alan Gray in front center with phone in hand.

Cleo
Julie Belafonte and Cleo Parker Robinson, sitting at their table during hall preparations.

Billie crew
Billie Mahoney dancers getting in early, with wine, of course.

Dancers Caroline Dahm (center) and Kaylin Horgan (in Wylliams/Henry, Gregory Dawson piece Twisted Metal
Dancers Caroline Dahm (center) and Kaylin Horgan (in Wylliams/Henry, Gregory Dawson piece "Twisted Metal"

Billie Mahoney (left), Lonnie McFadden and Donna during cocktail hour ahead of the ceremony.
Billie Mahoney (left), Lonnie McFadden and Donna during cocktail hour ahead of the ceremony.

Dancers Kelsey Crawford and Donnie Duncan (in Twisted Metal)
Dancers Kelsey Crawford and Donnie Duncan (in Twisted Metal)

Jeff Bentley
Jeff Bentley, Kansas City Ballet Executive Director

With Jeff Bentley speaking, the audience at left and behind the curtain the "green" room with speakers and awardees waiting their turns.
With Jeff Bentley speaking, the audience at left and behind the curtain the "green" room with speakers and awardees waiting their turns.

Amy Fitterer, Dance/USA executive director
Amy Fitterer, Dance/USA executive director

Lonnie McFadden, speaking for Billie Mahoney
Lonnie McFadden, speaking for Billie Mahoney

Billie Mahoney holding her award with Lonnie McFadden
Billie Mahoney holding her award with Lonnie McFadden

Billie Mahoney addressing the audience with Lonnie McFadden listening from upstage.
Billie Mahoney addressing the audience with Lonnie McFadden listening from upstage.

Billie Mahoney and Lonnie McFadden finishing up a short Shim Sham
Billie Mahoney and Lonnie McFadden finishing up a short Shim Sham

Cleo Parker Robinson
Cleo Parker Robinson

Cleo Parker Robinson

Cheering for dance and for life, led by Cleo Parker Robinson Left to right, Wylliams/Henry section, Donnie Duncan (dancer), Gregory Dawson (choreographer Twisted Metal), Mary Pat Henry (company director) and Winston Dynamite Brown (dancer)
Cheering for dance and for life, led by Cleo Parker Robinson Left to right, Wylliams/Henry section, Donnie Duncan (dancer), Gregory Dawson (choreographer Twisted Metal), Mary Pat Henry (company director) and Winston Dynamite Brown (dancer)

Margaret Mullin, Co-director and co-producer of No Dominion: The Ian Horvath Story speaking on behalf of Ian Horvath
Margaret Mullin, Co-director and co-producer of "No Dominion: The Ian Horvath Story" speaking on behalf of Ian Horvath

Jay Beckner presenter for the Ernie Award for Gina Gibney
Jay Beckner presenter for the "Ernie" Award for Gina Gibney

Gina Gibney, recipient of the Ernie Award
Gina Gibney, recipient of the Ernie Award

Linda Shelton presenter of the Trustees Award to Douglas Sonntag
Linda Shelton presenter of the Trustees Award to Douglas Sonntag

Douglas Sonntag, recipient of the Trustees Award
Douglas Sonntag, recipient of the Trustees Award


Dinner is served

Cleo Parker Robinson and her table and friends
Cleo Parker Robinson and her table and friends


Dance anywhere


More dance anywhere


Kevin McKinney who is working on a documentary on Billie

 

 


 

Thursday Night
New Dance Partners

 

Billie Mahoney and Gary Masters. Gary worked with Billie in the Limon Company.
Billie Mahoney and Gary Masters. Gary worked with Billie in the Limon Company.


Billie, Gary and Jennifer Tierney (American Dance Center / American Youth Ballet / dancer)


Break in the afternoon between dress and performance, the atrium of the Kaufmann

 

 

"Ghost Light" by Penny Saunders performed by Owen/Cox Dance Group

 

 

 

"Twisted Metal" by Gregory Dawson
performed by Wylliams Henry Contemporary Dance Company

Working through notes, after dress, on Twisted Metal. Front: Caroline Dahm and John Swapshire. Center back is choreographer Gregory Dawson. At left is dancer Donnie Duncan. At right in yellow hoodie is Winston Dynamite Brown. In back at right is Kansas City Ballet executive director Devon Carney with Wylliams/Henry director Mary Pat Henry.
Working through notes, after dress, on Twisted Metal. Front: Caroline Dahm and John Swapshire. Center back is choreographer Gregory Dawson. At left is dancer Donnie Duncan. At right in yellow hoodie is Winston Dynamite Brown. In back at right is Kansas City Ballet executive director Devon Carney with Wylliams/Henry director Mary Pat Henry. Hidden by Swap's hand is Kaylin Horgan.

 

Kaylin Horgan
Kaylin Horgan

Donnie Duncan
Donnie Duncan

John Swapshire (behind), Winston Dynamite Brown (front) and Caroline Dahm
John Swapshire (behind), Winston Dynamite Brown (front) and Caroline Dahm

Kaylin Horgan and Caroline Dahm
Kaylin Horgan and Caroline Dahm

Donnie Duncan
Donnie Duncan

Donnie Duncan
Donnie Duncan

Kaylin Horgan and Caroline Dahm
Kaylin Horgan and Caroline Dahm

Donnie Duncan
Donnie Duncan


"Interplay" by Jerome Robbins, performed by Kansas City Ballet

 

 

Notes after dress with Devon Carney (right) and ballet master Christie Capps (far right)
Notes after dress with Devon Carney (right) and ballet master Christie Capps (far right)