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Beat Kill Jam, CKDC’s hip hop dance competition, was featured on Fox 2 news with company artist, Theron Steele.
CKDC's Fall 2017 Dance Concert, Intrinsic, took a deeper look at the four elements. Intrinsic not only focused on the elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water but also had an underlying theme of caring for our planet. Intrinsic featured work of Artistic Director, Arica Brown, resident choreographers Sam Gaitsch, Ashreale McDowell and Olivia Perez and guest choreographers Thom Dancy and James Robey. Intrinsic was made possible by The Missouri Arts Council, www.missouriartscouncil.org, and by our Executive Producer, Grace Snively. A press release about Intrinsic written by Elizabeth Semko, can be found by clicking this link. Thank you to our generous patrons who celebrated our last concert at The Kranzberg Arts Center with us! Thank you for helping us outgrow this space and we look forward to seeing you in the Marcelle in 2018!
CKDC partnered with Merve Erdem & Jose Garza in a collaborative film project. The video features choreography by Artistic Director Arica Brown, [co] dependency, from the spring 2017 concert, [re]define. The project, titled Broken Presence, won the best overall in its category. Click here for the mention on Biennale Spazio Pubblico's website, or click here to view [co]dependency.
Check our CKDC’s feature on the Riverfront Times that showcases [re]define, CKDC’s 2017 spring dance concert.Read More
CKDC's Spring 2017 Dance Concert, [re] define, featured pieces inspired by a variety of subjects, challenging the way we define them in life. [re] define featured the work of Artistic Director, Arica Brown, Assistant Artistic Director, Madison DeWitt, resident choreographers Sam Gaitsch and Olivia Perez and guest choreographers Lynn Bobzin and Kameron N. Saunders.
[re] define values
[re] define stereotypes
[re] define happiness
[re] define relationships
[re] define strength
[re] define purpose
[re] define tradition
[re] define boundaries
Thank you to our wonderful patrons, volunteers and sponsors for three successful, near-sold out performances!
CKDC's Fall 2016 Dance Concert, Take Root, explored themes of growth and progress. Take Root Featured the choreography of Artistic Director, Arica Brown joined by resident choreographers Sam Gaitsch, Kelsey Keil, Ashreale McDowell, Carly Niehaus and Olivia Perez with guest choreographers Belle Jessen and Rafael Tillery. Thank you to our wonderful patrons, volunteers and sponsors for three successful sold-out performances!
CKDC's Spring 2016 Dance Concert, Footholds and Foundations, tested the cornerstones and structures of support. Footholds and Foundations featured the choreography of Artistic Director, Arica Brown joined by resident choreographers Sam Gaitsch, Kelsey Keil, Olivia Perez with guest choreographers Lynn Bobzin and Kameron Saunders. Thank you to our patrons, volunteers and sponsor for three successful near sold-out performances!
CKDC's Fall 2015 Dance Concert, What Brings Us Here, explored personal relationships, inner growth, and how aspects of life's journey can bring us exactly where we need to be. What Brings us Here featured the choreography of Artistic Director Arica Brown joined by resident choreographers Madison DeWitt, Sam Gaitsch and Carly Niehaus with guest choreography by Kate Cleary.