( Carl Orff's )

Carmina Burana

February 20, 2012 - Kaufmann Performing Arts Center, Helzberg Hall
1601 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri  64108 - (Map)

Tech/Dress photos by Mike Strong

Choreographer - Paula Weber

Conducter - Robert Bode


RUNESTAD: I Will Lift Mine Eyes
MUHLY: Senex Puerum Portabat
ZHOU LONG: Da Si Ming (world premiere)
EARNEST: The First Day
NARVERUD/MAIN: Stone (world premiere)
DAUGHERTY: Bells for Stokowski
ORFF: Carmina Burana

Dancers from the Dance Division of the UMKC Conservatory

Tickets $20 general public; $10 all UMKC faculty, staff and students with UMKC ID


Nina in Carmina
Nina-Rose Wardanian

Paula Weber
Choreographer Paula Weber demonstrates an aspect of a movement for Shanna Colbern and Mark Gieringer - Gavin Stewart (right). Following which Weber watches as Colbern and Gieringer repeat the movement.


Carmina Burana

Gavin Stewart

Shanna Colbern

Mark Gieringer and Gavin Stewart

Danielle Glynn

Gavin Stewart

Catching - Desmond Roach and Shanna Colbern

Shanna Colbern

Lift: Haley Day and Mark Gieringer

Mark Gieringer

Mark Gieringer, Shanna Colbern, Gavin Stewart, Nina-Rose Wardanian

Haley Day, Daley Kappenman, Danielle Glynn

Mark Gieringer

Thrown - Chadi El Khoury



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UMKC Dance Division page links on this site

UMKC Dance Division moments between studio classes

Dance Division moments between studio classes

Fall Concerts
 With staff and guest choreography 

November 2017
November 2016
November 2015
November 2013
November 2012
November 2011
November 2010
November 2009
November 2008
November 2007
November 2006
November 2005

Spring Concerts
 Held every April with staff and visiting choreography. A showcase for the year. 

April 2017
April 2016
April 2014
April 2012
April 2011
April 2010
April 2008
April 2007

Other Dance Concerts and Dance Division Events at UMKC
 Held every April with staff and visiting choreography. A showcase for the year. 

Carmina Burana
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

Senior Recitals
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

Related Links
 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?).