Event Recap: Dance Speaks—Male New Moves Choreographers Talk

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the four male choreographers for Kansas City Ballet’s upcoming New Moves program (Feb. 16-19) participated in a panel discussion moderated by KCB Artistic Director Devon Carney at the ballet’s home, the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity. The choreographers, Yury Yanowsky, Michael Davis, Gustavo Ribeiro, and James Kirby Rogers, are all creating world premiere works on the company. With the exception of Yury, all panelists are current KCB dancers. This discussion was an opportunity for the community to learn more about the choreographic process and to ask questions of these rising talents.

Male New Moves Choreographers from R to L: Yury Yanowsky, Gustavo Ribeiro, Moderator/KCB Artistic Director Devon Carney, Michael Davis, and James Kirby Rogers.

Upcoming Event

Next month, the female choreographers, Gabrielle Lamb, Molly Wagner, and sister team, Andi Abernathy and Stephanie Ruch, will be sharing more about their works for the New Moves program. Dance Speaks: New Moves Female Voices takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Hilliard Gallery, 1820 McGee, KC MO, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $20 here. Seats are limited.

Upcoming Performances

New Moves performances will be held Feb. 16-19, 2017 at KCB’s home, the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity (500 W. Pershing Rd., KCMO). Tickets are on sale now for $35 by calling 816.931.8993 or clicking here.

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