This online broadcast production has been extended an additional six weeks from April 15 through May 23. Kansas City Ballet artists and emerging and established choreographers discover bold new ways of expression and feel the athleticism, beauty, power, and passion with never-before-seen dance creations! These free 20-minute episodes will be released every Thursday at 7 p.m. CDT. Click here for the full schedule.
Watch the full episode of Christopher Costantini’s Tenebra on this page (scroll down) from Thursday, April 22 through May 23.
About KC Ballet’s New Moves: Episode 9
The piece is an exploration of the use of the back as the foundation of a dancer’s movement. The interplay of the dancers’ movements with the space around them emphasizes our dependence on that physical space. Electronic dance music is rarely used in a ballet company’s repertoire and its use here seeks to starkly contrast different qualities of movement.
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Your video may need a minute to load. If it is not playing continuously, try pausing it and stepping away for a few minutes and then continuing the show once it’s had a chance to pre-load more of the performance. If you are experiencing connection issues, it may be related to your browser settings, internet bandwidth, or it’s a device-specific issue. While we can’t guarantee and may not be able to troubleshoot the performance of your specific hardware setup, we have a few recommendations that we hope will help:
- Pause the video to allow it to load more fully.
- Make sure you have the most updated version of the software you’re using.
- Refresh your browser page or try switching to a completely different browser.
- Make sure there are no other devices connected to your wi-fi that could be creating network traffic.
- Try connecting to your personal Hotspot on your phone.
- Restart your wi-fi router.
- Try switching to a different device.
If you continue experiencing troubles, please email Karen Badgett.
Meet Choreographer Christopher Costantini
Christopher Costantini, a native of Milan, Italy, started his dance training at Princeton Ballet School, at the age of 12. After attending summer courses at American Ballet Theatre in New York City, he completed his pre-professional studies at San Francisco Ballet School on full scholarship. Upon graduation, he appeared with the Paris Opera Ballet in Maurice Béjart’s Bolero for the company’s 2012 North American tour. Mr. Costantini subsequently joined Oregon Ballet Theatre, where he danced for two years under the direction of Christopher Stowell and Kevin Irving. Since joining Kansas City Ballet, Mr. Costantini has had the pleasure of performing the second theme in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, The Baron in Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, Snow King and Marzipan Shepherd in Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker, the Fish in Septime Webre’s Alice in Wonderland, Demetrius in Bruce Wells’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the Pas de Deux in Amy Seiwert’s Concertino. His repertoire also includes George Balanchine’s Square Dance, Prodigal Son, Theme and Variations, Stravinsky Violin Concerto and Who Cares? as well as Val Caniparoli’s The Lottery, Edwaard Liang’s Wunderland, Adam Hougland’s Rite of Spring, Andrew Skeels’ Seven Bridges, Yuri Possokhov’s Diving into the Lilacs, and Christopher Stowell’s Swan Lake.
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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.