New Moves returns this season with a twist: all original works filmed in beautifully iconic Kansas City locations. Each free 20-minute episode includes bonus features including interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and more. Click here for full list of episodes.
Watch the full episode of Marika Brussel’s Bones of Chaos on this page (scroll down) from Thursday, March 11 through August 22. It will also be available to stream by Facebook and Vimeo.
About KC Ballet’s New Moves: Episode 4
Bones of Chaos
Bones of Chaos looks at how chaos and order can come together to make the fabric of our lives, especially in these times, when it can feel like chaos will overwhelm us. In the first section, order emerges from the chaos, and slowly, throughout the ballet, chaos comes in as order welcomes it, until it comes together. The Guest House, a poem by the 13th Century poet Rumi was a great influence on this work. It begins:
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
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Meet Choreographer Marika Brussel
Marika Brussel is a contemporary ballet choreographer. Her work reshapes narratives through ballet, showing our inter-connectedness and equity as humans, bringing ballet into the 21st Century. Her work has explored myths, plays, and personal stories such as Unraveling, a ballet about dementia. From Shadows: A ballet about homelessness, premiered in October 2017, to sold out audiences in San Francisco. Her ballet, Still Time For Impossible, looked at the climate crisis.
Her ballets have been commissioned by ARC Dance, Columbia Repertory Ballet, Bay Pointe Ballet, Emote Dance Theater, Berkeley Ballet Theater, and Ballet Theater of New Mexico. She has shown work at festivals around the country, including Dancing in the Park, Oakland Dances, and West Wave. Marika has held residencies at the Dresher Ensemble Residency, Moving Arts SF, SAFEhouse Arts and at Keshet Makers Space. She has twice been part of ODC’s Pilot Project, and was a choreographer in Doug Varone’s Devices 5. Her other awards include two Fleishhacker Opportunity Grants and a grant from The Classical Girl. Marika was a 2019 recipient of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Fellowship for Contemporary Ballet. She was a 2020 fellow at LABA East Bay, and is a current fellow with The Peace Studio.
Visit marikabrussel.com for more information.
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Kansas City Ballet is an American Guild of Musical Artists Company.
The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) is the labor union that represents artists from numerous disciplines that create America’s operatic, dance, and choral heritage.
This production is presented in cooperation with the American Guild of Musical Artists. Donations are gratefully accepted on behalf of the AGMA Relief Fund.