KC Ballet Presents NEW MOVES
Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the choreographers chosen for New Moves, a unique 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. New Moves is presented to provide time and space for choreographers to create world premiere works with accomplished professional dancers. New Moves features the works of choreographers Gary Abbott, associate professor of modern dance at the UMKC Conservatory of Dance and Music; Haley Kostas, Kansas City local dancer, choreographer and dance educator; Price Suddarth, Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist; KCB Company Dancers James Kirby Rogers, Emily Mistretta, and Courtney Nitting; and a work for Kansas City Ballet's Second Company created by Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye.
Carney said, "Our 2018-2019 Season continues with another annual audience favorite, New Moves, a choreographic incubator for new and emerging creative voices from the local, regional and national dance scenes who will all be constructing brand new works for the highly talented Kansas City Ballet artists."
New Moves, one of Kansas City Ballet's most popular performances, showcases contemporary ballet in an intimate setting. This limited-run production gives audiences a chance to see tomorrow's sought-after choreographers today! It is a very up close and visceral experience for audience and dancer alike, with all performances held in the Todd Bolender Center's Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater. Come and see Kansas City Ballet artists and emerging choreographers discover bold new ways of expression and feel the athleticism, beauty, power and passion of never before seen dance creations!