Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company performs March 5 and 6

The Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Co. presents “Wylliams/Henry on the Edge” at 8 p.m., March 5 and 6 at The Foundation, 1221 Union St., in the West Bottoms with a dance party following the concert.

“These two concerts are a new addition to the regular concert season and this concert includes provocative, sensual, edgy, and out of the box choreography. We also selected an alternative venue, The Foundation, in the West Bottoms, to attract an audience that enjoys art openings and avant garde events,” says Mary Pat Henry, co-founder of Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Co.

DeeAnna Hiett, Charlotte Street Foundation 2008 Generative Award winner, has choreographed “Eden” about Adam and Eve and they dance on a 10-foot ladder. Tiffany Sisemore, a Charlotte Street Foundation 2009 Generative Award winner, is doing a work for 3-4 dancers and they are on 4X4 platforms four feet off the floor called “Untitled.” Susan Warden, NEA Choreographic Fellowship Award, and founder of the Susan Warden Dancers, is working on “2164 in a Series” and the dancers, in lingerie, recite text form a Harlequin Victorian romance novel. Henry says it is funny. There is also a number by Josh Beamish, artistic director of the Canadian Dance Co. MOVE.

For the March show, the avant-garde works are provocative, edgy, sensual and funny. “I am doing a piece I have always wanted to do from the famous duo from the Apollo Theater called Butterbeans and Suzy. It’s called ‘I want a hot dog for my roll.’ I could only get away with that song and dance piece at a venue like the Foundation. I always wanted to do this tongue-in-cheek number,” Henry says. “Wylliams/Henry takes a walk on the wild side with out of the box choreography with the great athletic technical dancing we are known for. This concert will make you laugh, blush, gasp and be astonished. You will want to kick up your heels and join us for a dance party following the show.”

On March 5, DJ Fat Sal will be present and DJ Iggybaby is on for March 6. Tickets can be purchased at the UMKC Central Ticket Office or by calling 235-6222 or at the door.


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