Corridors

Photographer Steve Wilson.
Dancers Amanda DeVenuta and Heather Nichols. Photographer Elizabeth Stehling Snell.

Choreography: Price Suddarth
Music: Peter Sandberg
Cinematography: Ron Berg Studio
Ballet Master: Kristi Capps
Artistic Director & Producer: Devon Carney
Executive Director: Jeffrey J. Bentley
Episode Producer & Editor: Elizabeth Stehling

A hallway is direct, pointed—it takes you from where you are to where you want to go. Theaters are the perfect juxtaposition of the tight, winding labyrinths that are their endless hallways against the massive, bright expanses that are their window-filled lobbies. It’s almost a foreign notion now because it’s been over a year since theater doors were open. That journey, like a night of live performance, feels like a distant memory. The hallways, or corridors, of a theater carry guests from entry to experience to exit. The experience has been put on hold—and we wait with anticipation to sense it again. While we might not see the end yet, we know where we want to go and will continue down the corridor until we get there.

– written by Emma Love Suddarth

This work was part of Kansas City Ballet’s New Moves 2021 Series which was presented virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic; premiering one episode online each week. All original works were filmed in beautifully iconic Kansas City locations. 


World premiere: Kansas City Ballet, April 1, 2021
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City Missouri


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