The Smith Project – (Marisa MacKay) Open Studio 2013 Overview

ImageThe Smith Project – a contemporary and theatrical dance company created to carry audiences into a new age of ever-evolving, vibrant dance performances by combining installments of dance styles and techniques, visual arts, composers, and technical arts while supporting innovative, professional artists in the community.
Created by Marisa MacKay, [former Director, choreographer, and dancer of Reach…a movement collective, inc.; Current Performance Artist Resident of Charlotte Street, Inspiration Grant Award Recipient of The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City, and chosen for the recent gallery installation of “The Dinner Party,” presented in part of the Charlotte Street’s “Dining Room Project.”] The Smith Project is a new dance company established in Kansas City in 2011.

Friday, March 8, 2013
8:30pm performance
The Smith Projects gears up for Charlotte Street Urban Culture Project Studio Residents’ Open Studios, Friday March 8th 2013 with an 8:30pm live dance performance on the 6th floor of Town Pavilion!

The Smith Project will perform four brand new original works for the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project Open Studios. Two of those works, “Pull the Pylons Down” and “Players” are presented and choreographed by UPC resident, Marisa MacKay. “Pull the Pylons Down” is a strong modern-based, intense piece where “Modern Match” is more whimsical and less routinized. Dancer and choreographer, Bobbi Foudree will present “Home”, a fun characterized piece with stretching movement and quirky phrases. Choreography will also be shown by dancer and choreographer Halley Willcox. Her work is full of grace, patterns, and strength, really showing the dynamic abilities of The Smith Project Dancers. Dancers include: Traci Jensen Davis, Kristen Feldmann, Bobbi Foudree, Tara Glaus, Margaret Gordon, Nicole Hall, Marisa MacKay, Leigh Patterson, and Halley Willcox.

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