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Wed October 14, 2009
Dancing with a Tent-like Skirt Provides Challenges
Contemporary choreographer Jessica Lang's works have been described as passionate with almost tangible emotions in performance. Lang's pas de deux, or dance for two, called "Splendid Isolation III" is included in the Kansas City Ballet's fall program.
By Laura Spencer
Kansas City, MO – Some might argue there's a third character: a long white skirt. KCUR's Laura Spencer visited a rehearsal at the Ballet studios recently and provides this preview.
Kansas City Ballet Fall Performance
October 15-18, 2009
Choreography: William Whitener
Music: Rodion Shchedrin after Georges Bizet
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"Frescoes (from The Little Humpbacked Horse)"
Choreography: Arthur Saint-L?on
Music: Cesare Pugni
"Le Corsaire Pas de Deux"
Choreography: Lev Ivanov
Music: Riccardo Drigo
"Splendid Isolation III"
Choreography: Jessica Lang
Music: Gustav Mahler
Choreographer Jessica Lang spent a month in Kansas City, creating a new work for the Kansas City Ballet to premiere in the spring and staging "Splendid Isolation III." Here, Lang describes the challenges of dancing in the tent-like skirt.
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