Kacico Dance presents “6 Impressions” November 4th, 2011 @ 8pm at the Carlson Center at Johnson County Community College
Kacico Dance, Kansas City Contemporary Dance, presents “6 Impressions,” the company’s seventh annual fall repertory concert at Johnson County Community College. New work choreographed by Allison McKinzie, Holly Noel Harmison and Maggie Osgood Nicholls will be presented along with a piece choreographed in 2006 by Michelle Diane Brown (founding director).
Tickets are $12 pre-sale/student and $15 the night of the performance. Please call 913-469-4445 to reach the box office or go to www.kacicodance.org for more information. 913-284-8214 [email protected]
“6 Impressions” will feature the original work of Allison Mckinzie, Holly Noel Harmison and Maggie Osgood Nicholls. Allison Mckinzie created two new pieces for the program. “In and Out of Control” pushes the performers emotionally, challenging them to tap into their anger to heighten the mood and movement of the piece. Allison’s second piece, “Elastic Clatter,” is a fast paced trio that experiments with moving into and away from connections between each dancer.
Maggie Osgood Nicholls was inspired by a random woman in line at the grocery store. Maggie drew inspiration from the items in the woman’s basket to compose an entire piece about the woman’s life and her contact with those around her. Using choreographic restrictions and symbolism, “the self checkout lane” explores intricacy and beauty in minimal movement. Maggie’s second piece, “The Triangle Factory Fire” is based on the largest industrial fire in New York City’s history. In 1911, 146 young women, teenagers for the most part, were killed in the burning of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. At the end of the day, a fire started on the 9th floor of the building. Prior to labor laws, women found the exits locked, the staircases collapsed, and the elevators broken. They were forced to choose between burning alive and jumping 90 feet to the ground below. The piece depicts the chaos and struggle in the last moments of the young women’s lives. Using imagery and text, “The Triangle Factory Fire” demonstrates the strength of women, even in the face of tragedy.
Holly Noel Harmison choreographed a piece in 5 sections, motivated by the behavioral and migration patterns of northern snow geese. 6 dancers come together to harness the power and vulnerability the elements of nature impose on this species of birds whose flight carries them throughout their seasonal travels.
The company has also re-worked “Freedom of Speech,” a piece premiered by Michelle Diane Brown in 2007 at the Folly Theatre. This piece celebrates, explores, and depicts current and past events and issues regarding our privilege as Americans to “freedom of speech.” The piece represents a broad range of ideas and opinions. This piece includes adult content and will be the last piece of the evening.
Information courtesy of Allison McKinzie
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