New Moves returns this season with a twist: all original works filmed in beautifully iconic Kansas City locations. Each episode includes bonus features such as interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and more. These free 20-minute episodes will be released every Thursday at 7 p.m. CDT. Click here for full schedule.
Watch the full episode of Margaret Mullin’s Felicity Found on this page (scroll down) from Thursday, March 25 through May 23. It will also be available to stream by Facebook.
About KC Ballet’s New Moves: Episode 6
Felicity Found is a celebration of the joy, beauty and human connection that dance provides to us. The work, while abstract, is inspired by and dedicated to Margaret’s niece Genevieve and her mother Allison (Mullin’s best friend). Genevieve was born at the start of the Covid pandemic in 2020 and due to health issues, spent several months in the hospital. In spite of this she radiates joy, and Margaret was inspired by the resilience and happiness that she so naturally exudes in spite of challenges. The piece is also an expression of gratitude for the talented cast of dancers performing the piece and the stunningly ornate venue (the Kansas City Museum), where the work is filmed. “After such a chaotic year, I feel tremendously grateful to be a part of an art form that is capable of infusing the world with beauty. It has been a true gift to get to create a work that highlights these incredible dancers and that shows an honest appreciation for the now rare privilege of intimate human connection. Felicity means both intense joy and the ability to find appropriate expression for one’s thoughts. Dance is the ultimate mode of expression for me. I sincerely hope that this piece will provide those who watch it with a moment of comfort and elation, and that we can transport them to a more beautiful and connected world through dance.” says Mullin.
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Meet Choreographer Margaret Mullin
Margaret Mullin is from Tucson, Arizona and trained on full scholarship at Ballet Arts, the official school of Ballet Tucson. She is currently Artistic Associate and Media Director for Ballet Tucson, in addition to continuing her work as a freelance artist. Margaret was formerly a Soloist dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, where she danced for thirteen seasons. There she performed leading roles in works by Crystal Pite, William Forsythe, Justin Peck, Jiří Kylián, Victor Quijada, George Balanchine and more. In 2011 she was the recipient of a prestigious Dance Fellowship Award from the Princess Grace Foundation USA, for her talent as a dancer and her potential to impact the field. She was the fourth artist selected to be an Artist Curator for the foundation’s #gratitudeandtonic initiative in July 2020. She is also the recipient of a 2018 CityArtist Award from the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. Ms. Mullin appeared as a guest speaker at the Dance/USA national conference in June 2017.
Margaret is the director and producer of the documentary dance film “No Dominion: The Ian Horvath Story”, which celebrates the life of late dance champion and AIDS awareness advocate Ian Horvath. She is also the host of the dance podcast “Beyond the Barre”, currently in its fourth year. Ms. Mullin has choreographed works for Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Ballet Arts and Ballet Tucson. She serves as a regular guest instructor for Ballet Tucson, Evergreen City Ballet and Ballet in the City, and also instructs dance in a freelance capacity. She has been a stager of the choreographic works of Ian Horvath and Price Suddarth. Margaret has been featured by Dance Magazine, Pointe Magazine, Dance Informa, Seattle Magazine, EmpowHer New York, We are Minding the Gap, Seattle morning show New Day Northwest, Dance Lifestyle, Balancing Pointe podcast, Radically Distinct Podcast and Discount Dance Supply as a representative.
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