Tenebra

Photographer Steve Wilson.
Dancers Georgia Fuller and Mia Steedle. Photographer Devon Carney.

Choreography: Christopher Costantini
Music: Porter Robinson, “Spitfire” remix
Cinematography: Chris Burrow Photography
Production Assistant: Kristi Capps
Artistic Director & Producer: Devon Carney
Executive Director: Jeffrey J. Bentley
Episode Producer & Editor: Elizabeth Stehling

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.

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 22, 2021
Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City Missouri


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