New Moves returns this season with a twist: all original works filmed in beautifully iconic Kansas City locations. Each episode includes bonus features including interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and more. These free 20-minute episodes will be released every Thursday at 7 p.m. CDT, beginning February 18 for seven straight weeks. Click here for full schedule.
Watch the full episode of Courtney Nitting’s Dances at a Gallery on this page (scroll down) from Thursday, February 18 through April 9. It will also be available to stream by Facebook and Vimeo.
About KC Ballet’s New Moves: Episode 1
Dances at a Gallery
Everyone has those songs that just get stuck in your head. You just want to tap your feet, bob your head, or even grab a friend to get up and dance. No matter what you do, you just can’t seem to help yourself but feel the beat of the music.
This piece was inspired by the jazzy beat of the music and the idea of having art on art; dancers which are art, moving in a space surrounded by actual art. An experience to bring happiness to all dancing within the piece and all who will be watching.
Ms. Nitting would like to thank Raynor Rubel for his help in the creative process of making this piece.
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Meet Choreographer Courtney Nitting
Courtney Nitting was born in Lafayette, New Jersey and began her dance training at the age of 3 at The New Jersey School of Ballet on scholarship. After nine years at NJB, she was invited to continue her training at The School of American Ballet. It was at SAB that Ms. Nitting received a review from critic Alastair MacCaulay for her featured role in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments during the annual workshop. Over these years, she also attended summer programs such as American Ballet Theatre, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and Boston Ballet. After graduating from SAB on scholarship, she performed with Eglevsky Ballet, Neglia Ballet, and Tom Gold Dance. Ms. Nitting then went on to join Pennsylvania Ballet II for the 2017-2018 season performing in ballets such as Angel Corella’s The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. She joined KCB for the 2018-2019 season where she performed featured roles in William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated and David Parsons’ A Play for Love. She also had the privilege of performing in Septime Webre’s world premiere of The Wizard of Oz, Devon Carney’sThe Nutcracker and Swan Lake, and Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, along with KCB’s New Moves where she choreographed her work Men in Red, and danced in Gary Abbott’s Parallel Lives. Ms. Nitting was featured in a new work Umbra choreographed by Myles Thatcher for the 2020 New Dance Partners. She was featured in 2019 February/March Pointe Magazine article 200 Auditions, 1 Contract, along with a featured article in 2020 June/July issue of Dance Magazine titled Are Young Dancers Specializing Too Soon?
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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.