April 22, 2021 - August 22, 2021

New Moves: Episode 9

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 Christopher Costantini’s Tenebra on this page (scroll down) from Thursday, April 22 through August 22.


About KC Ballet’s New Moves: Episode 9

Tenebra

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.


CREDITS

Christopher Costantini's Tenebra. Click Play

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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 companys 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 TemperamentsThe 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 Nights Dream, and the Pas de Deux in Amy Seiwert’s Concertino. His repertoire also includes George Balanchine’s Square DanceProdigal SonTheme and VariationsStravinsky Violin Concerto and Who Cares? as well as Val Caniparoli’s The LotteryEdwaard 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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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.

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