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LET IT FALL and new dance works by Jane Gotch and Kameron Saunders
St. Mark's Hope and Peace Lutheran Church
Kansas City, MO
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LET IT FALL and new dance works by Jane Gotch and Kameron Saunders
Jane Gotch is presenting her newest work "Let it Fall". Which premiered in February in New York at Movement Research at Judson Church and Roulette in Brooklyn. In addition to her own work, she has invited choreographer Kameron Saunders (STL) to present two new dance works. The evening will feature performances by Leo Gayden, Juliet Remmers, DJ Duncan and Prince Lyon.

In addition to the 8pm performance, a limited seating 3 course dinner, inspired by color line, and tone of "Let it Fall", will be served by Executive Chef Craig McAlister (Kansas City Convention Center) at 6pm.

Opening music performance each night.
Featuring Mark Southerland 8/21, Shawn Hansen 8/22, Mikal Shapiro 8/28 or Jeff Harshbarger 8/29

Performances:
August 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2015 at 8pm. Friday and Saturday evenings. Doors open at 7:45pm. Performance only tickets $15.

Pre-performance dinner served on Saturday the 22nd and 29th at 6pm. Performance and Dinner tickets $65. Vegan option available. Please email jane.gotch@gmail.com upon purchase.

Seating is limited

At St. Mark's Hope and Peace Lutheran Church
3800 Troost St.
KCMO 64109
(North entrance on Manheim Rd)

About "Let it Fall":
Through abstracted bodylines, break-dance styling, and operatic song, "Let it Fall" imparts a corporeal tale of the human relationship with pain. We avoid it, swallow it, throw it, allow it, and find our beauty within it. The piece views pain not as something undesirable, but as an inroad to the hidden layers of feeling within us. Performed by break-dancer Leo Gayden and dancer and vocalist Juliet Remmers, the work unifies the artists' diverse personal histories into a lush, sensorial saunter down the fine line between suffering and pleasure.

Artist Bioigraphys:

Jane Gotch is originally from Omaha, NE, and graduated from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia with honors in 2000.  Her choreography has been awarded a Rocket Grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation in collaboration with The Charlotte Street Foundation and The Spencer Museum, two Inspiration Grants from The Metropolitan Arts Council of Kansas City, The Innovation in the Arts Award from UMKC's Small Business and Development Center, and most The 2014 Charlotte Street Foundation's Generative Performing Artist Award. She has danced with Myra Bazell, Netta Yerushalmy, and as an apprentice with Tere O'Conner. She has collaborated with artists Mark Southerland, Paul Rudy, Helen Gillet, Brad Cox, and many others.
Her choreography has been presented at The Fifth Stop Open Studios (Brooklyn), The Philadelphia Fringe Festival (PA), A Modern Night at the Folly (KC), Urban Culture Project's La Esquina and Paragraph Gallery (KC), The Lawrence Arts Center, The Iron Factory (PA), Movement Research at Judson Church (NY), and Dance Roulette (NY).
She is a Certified GYROTONIC and GYROKINESIS Trainer and Pre-trainer, and has taught this system of mind-body conditioning in Israel, India, New York, and Kansas City since 2001. For more information on Jane visit: www.janegotch.com.


Craig McAlister is the current Executive Chef at the Kansas City Convention Center. He moved to Kansas City in February of 2014 from Austin, Texas. Beginning his career is Austin in 2000; he left to pursue his passions at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. While working through the culinary degree program Chef Craig followed his interested in butchery, catering and fine dining. He was able to implement these passions at the Fairmont Princess Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. He then became the Garde Manger Chef at The Cloister in Sea Island, Georgia. Assuming culinary roles in catering and banquets, Chef Craig relished in the challenges that these types of events presented. He returned to Texas accepting a key position at the Austin Convention Center. Working through various Sports and Entertainment venues and facilities Chef Craig continued to advance his career and elevate his progressive cuisine and service style. Chef Craig McAlister finds inspiration in not only fresh ingredients but also tries to challenge traditional service. His cuisine has its roots in the America's but elevates the dinner's perception of conventional flavor profiles and customary cooking techniques.


Kameron N. Saunders was born in St. Louis, MO. He is a graduate of the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City with his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography. He graduated from Metro Academic & Classical High School while doing his dance training at COCA (Center of Creative Arts). There he studied ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, and choreography; all a part of their Pre-Professional Program. His performance experience includes UMKC's Conservatory of Music and Dance, Webster University, COCADance and Ballet Eclectica - two of COCA's student dance companies. Kameron is currently a principal dancer with Afriky Lolo; a West-African dance company in St. Louis, MO under the direction of Diadie Bathily. He has also performed as a guest artist with Störling Dance Theater in Kansas City. Kameron has choreographed for the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Webster University, Washington University, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, The Big Muddy Dance Company, and COCA. Kameron has presented several of his works at festivals including Modern Night at the Folly in Kansas City, Spring to Dance in St. Louis, and Deeply Rooted Dance Company's Emerging Choreographer's Showcase in Chicago. In the spring of 2011 Kameron entered the National Society of Arts and Letters "Art of the Solo" choreography competition where his work 'Runner' won first place in the St. Louis chapter sending him to compete nationally in Birmingham, Alabama where he won fifth place.

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St. Mark's Hope and Peace Lutheran Church (View)
3800 Troost St.
Kansas City, MO 64109
United States


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Arts > Dance

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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