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Kacico Dance at the Folly - October 2005


"The Old Church"

Kacico Danse
October 21, 22, 2005 Dance Concert at The Folly

21, 22 October 2005 (Fri/Sat) 8:00 PM
Dress and Performance Pictures from friday the 21st
The Folly, 12th and Central, downtown Kansas City, MO

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Because
Choreography
Michelle Diane Brown
Music
Bobby McFerrin
Costumes
Alyson Schacherer
Lighting
Lisa Weinschrott and Michael Kimmel
Dancers
Kathryn Alexander, Bobbi Foudree, Shandi Miller, Lindsay Spilker
   

This piece was also shown at Dance in the Park 2005.

The Old Church
Choreography
Michelle Diane Brown
Music
Stephen Paulus
Performed by the Crimson Camerata Choir from Lee's Summit North High School idrected by Steve Perry
Costumes
Alyson Schacherer
Lighting
Lisa Weinshrott and Michael Kimmel
Dancers
Kathryn Alexander, Bobbi Foudree, Marisa MacKay, Shandi MIller, Julie DeLancy-Rudolph, Lindsay Spilker
   

 

Urban Sprawl
Choreography
Michelle Diane Brown
Music
Steve Reich
Costumes
Alyson Schacherer and Michelle Diane Brown
Lighting
Steve Ottmann
Dancers
Kathryn Alexander, Yosh Gregory, Shandi Miller, Bobbi Foudree, Julie DeLancy-Rudolph, Lindsay Spilker
   

 

Seventeen
Choreography Michelle Diane Brown
Music
Arvo Part
Costumes
Alyson Schacherer and Michelle Diane Brown
Lighting
Lisa Weinshrott and Michael Kimmel
Dancer
Lindsay Spilker (Friday), Yosh Gregory (Saturday)
   

Lindsay Spilker performing friday. Yosh Gregory performed the part for saturday's show.

Caffeinated Chaos
Choreography
Michelle Diane Brown
Music
Steve Morse
Costumes
Alyson Schacherer and Michelle Diane Brown
Lighting
Lisa Weinschrott and Michael Kimmel
Dancers
Kathryn Alexander, Nolan Brown, John Dobson, Bobbi Foudree, Yosh Gregory, Marisa MacKay, Shandi Miller, Julie DeLancey-Rudolph, Lindsay Spilker
   
Swiss Cheese
Choreography
Michelle Diane Brown
Music
Miles Davis
Set, costume and light concept
Alyson Schacherer, Lisa Weinshrott, Michael Kimmel

Dancers

 

Kathryn Alexander, Malinda Crump, Bobbi Foudree, Yosh Gregory, Marisa MacKay, Shandi Miller, Julie DeLancey-Rudolph, Lindsay Spilker
   
Puppets
Choreography
Michelle Diane Brown
Music
Leo Kottke and Steve Morse
Costumes
Alyson Schacherer
Lighting
Lisa Weinschrott and Michael Kimmel
Dancers
Bobbi Foudree, Shandi Miller, Julie DeLancey-Rudolph, Lindsay Spilker
   

The strings you see hanging down are puppet strings attached to puppet-control cross bars over the heads of these dancers.

Above Morning
Choreography
Michelle Diane Brown
Music
Philip Glass
Costumes
Alyson Schacherer and Laura Powell
Lighting
Lisa Weinschrott and Michael Kimmel
Dancers
Kathryn Alexander, Malinda Crump, Bobbi Foudree, Shandi Miller, Julie DeLancey-Rudolph, Lindsay Spilker
   

This has to be my favorite for prettiest piece in the show. Those are butterfly costumes.

Face
Choreography
Michelle Diane Brown
Music
Bobby McFerrin
Costumes
Michelle Diane Brown
Lighting
Lisa Weinschrott and Michael Kimmel
Dancers
Kathryn Alexander, Bobbi Foudree, Yosh Gregory, Marisa MacKay, Shandi Miller, Julie DeLancey-Rudolph, Lindsay Spilker
   

This was a comedy piece. The dancers were almost a mime troupe dancing and also making faces at each other and at the audience. After friday's performance I could hear someone who was apparently one of a dancer's relatives laughing and saying that "she is clearly from our side of the family."

 

Kacico Dance
October 2005

Artistic Director
Michelle Diane Brown

Dancers
Kathryn Alexander
Bobbi Foudree
Yosh Gregory
Marisa MacKay
Shandi Miller
Julie DeLancey-Rudolph
Lindsay Spilker

Guest Performers
Malinda Crump
Scott Smith
John Dobson
Nolan Brown

Light Designers
Lisa Weinshrott
Michael Kimmel
Steve Ottmann

Stage Manager: Jennifer Fox
Costumer: Alyson Schacherer
Photographer: Mike Strong
Videographer: Mark Titus, Nick Davis
Fundraising Manager: Cory Unrein
Teachers: Andrew Lamar, Gina Caputo

Board Members
Mark Brown, President
Karen Gardner
Katie Groceman
Paula North
Michelle Brown


Kacico Dance: 21, 22 October 2005

(Kacico is pronounced (as in cat) see coe )

By Mike Strong

I always like it when a fresh face emerges. Kacico is new and this was their inaugural performance, at the Folly Theater in downtown Kansas City. I was hired to shoot pictures at the dress on Friday. I came back to shoot later at performance on Friday.

They were still marking positions late Friday but Kacico pulled off a show by 8pm anyway. There were some signs that Kacico is still a tad green as a performing company. But they went for it and you could see the shape of a developing core to Kacico.

But this was not a safe and easy program even for an established company. Michelle Diane Brown put together a wide-ranging, ambitious program which was varied and inventive. The choreography varied from abstract to story telling, from down to earth to celestial from urban to nature.

The lighting was also superb, most of it done by a couple, Lisa Weinshrott and Michael Kimmel who have been lighting stages together for the last four years and longer than that as individuals. From my time in dress rehearsal I can tell you the lighting was also a work done in detail including attention to all the lights used off stage. In all it was worth the night and we got to see the concert start for a new company.


Bobbi Foudree (left) and Lindsay Spilker in "Above Morning" as butterflies

Michelle Diane Brown has been working on the sidelines since leaving "aha! danse theatre" a couple of years ago, doing individual performances and planning to setup her own company. In last year's Dance in the Park Michelle performed a joyous tap number with Malinda Crump. Over this past year Michelle Brown has been putting together the organization, funding, training and scheduling for Kacico.

She managed to attract several former UMKC dancers who are dancing with several companies. Through the spring and summer of this year Brown has been booking Kacico to a series of outdoor, audience participation concerts at fairs and community events as a way to spread news of Kacico, gather mailing lists and funding as well as to provide performance experience as a company. All vectoring into this performance at the Folly which was booked very early on, well before they had their dancers picked.

What is clear is that Brown has been planning not only the involved choreographies but also the course of development for her company. It would be a mistake to look at this concert as either a culmination or a badge of legitimacy for Kacico. It would be, I think, more accurate to regard this Folly concert as a planned stage of development for Kacico.

That is why although I note that there is still some green to the company, I prefer to focus on the imagination and scope of this production. Frankly I am impressed at the planned trajectory. You can almost feel where they are heading and I expect them to get tighter but I defy anyone to predict where Brown's imagination will take her choreography.


Lindsay Spilker (left) and Bobbi Foudree in "Above Morning" as butterflies



Kacico pages on this site:

Innerlying Landscapes - Oct 2009
The Song And Dance Project 2009
Fall 2008 Concert - Kacico West Studio
Folly May 2008
With Peter Kalivas workshop/rehearsal in Studio 17-22 Mar 2008
At The Folly Kacico - 12, 13 October 2007
At The Folly October 2005


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