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  Dancer Chelsea Wilcox in Change of Heart in winter 2004. Photographer Steve Wilson.
   

Change of Heart
Choreography: William Whitener
Music: Peggy Lee recordings

Mr. Whitener examines the many guises of love in this enlargement of the original work created for Wylliams/Henry Danse Company. The updated version now employs a larger cast and consists of two additional Peggy Lee songs, Similau and Lover.

After much extensive research in the UMKC Marr archives collection and with assistance from Mr. Chuck Haddock, Whitener selected songs best exemplifying Miss Peggy Lee’s distinctive vocal style that combines the delicate and the driving, with husky and seductive qualities.

World Premiere: November 22, 2002, Wylliams/Henry Danse Theatre, Gem Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Ballet Premiere: February 19, 2004, Lyric Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri

 

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