Choreography

Ryanstrati is a descendent of an immigrant who arrived in America by boat in 1640, and was an indentured servatude. Her research-based choreographic work explores the global human condition and brings awareness to human rights.

Margarita Diaz Lutz, somebodies, bully, dance, modern, contemporary, USA, Kansas City, Missouri, MO, Kansas, KS, strong, women

[somebodies]

Bringing awareness to perceptions leading to bullying while standing up with beauty, perserverance, and boldness.

Performed by Margarita Diaz Lutz of Puerto Rico

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Clip-on Earrings and Memories of You

Affirming the value of the elderly within our own family as members of the community.

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Say YES!

Inspiring life stories of people living with Parkinson's disease performed to recorded text and music performed by Drew Dimmel, by one of those interviewed, presented by St. Louis, Missouri's Mid-America Dance Company.

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A Tulip Unfolding

Inspiring life stories of people living in the Kansas City metropolitan area with Parkinson's disease performed to text and live percussion music composed & performed by John Currey

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A Day in the Life of...

A journey of roles and responsibilities of a mother while holding on to a sense of self through humor and strength.

 

The disappeared, chile, pinochet, dance, modern, kansas city, missouri, kansas, grace lewis

The Disappeared

Exposing injustice through women using dance as a form of protest in Chile under the Dictator, Augusto Pinochet (1915-2006) Read review

 

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If I Tell People My Story 

Encouraging tolerance in the words of Sonia Golad, Holocaust survivor, in response to the shooting at Kansas City's Jewish Community Center and Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue.

Presented by Störling Moves

 

Tawney Gentry, Kansas City, KC, Missouri, MO, USA, Dance, Modern Dance, Christian, Bingham, Chris Kampe, Lawrence, Lisa Hickok, Shari Augustine, morality play, hildegard, KU, University of Kansas

Ordo Virtutum

A full-length ballet with live choral and instrumental music based on the morality play compsed by Hildegard Von Bingham c. 1151

Conducted by Chris Kampe

pilgrimage, chimayo, rodillas gastadas, worn away knees, new mexico, walking, chimayo, suzanne ryan, strati, ryanstrati dance, modern, contemporary, story, text, interview

Rodillas Gastadas

(worn-away knees) 

The pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico.

Featuring an original music compositon by Korey Ireland

Lisa Hickok, Reach...a movement collective, Suzanne Ryan, ryanstrati, Strati, dance, eggs, Kansas City, KC, MO, Missouri, Kansas, USA, midwest, mother

De Profundis

Seen through the eyes of the mother, this dance abstractly examines the desperate search for life. Presented by Reach...a movement collective

The Strength to be Willing, Suzanne Ryan, Strati, dance, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, KS, MO, Rachael Plante

The Strength to be Willing

The importance of willingness in overcoming universal human hardships.  Original music composed and performed by Jacob Gotlib read review

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{un}natural

Coexistence of life and beauty with man-made destruction. Inspired by discarded trash bodies of drinking water.

Performed by Janea Walla, Seattle Washington Photo by Joseph Lambart

kristy vincent-johnson, mary marshall, suzanne ryan, ryanstrati, strati, Le Calm apres l'orage, the calm after the storm, modern, dance, midwest, USA

Le Calm après l'orage

(The calm after the storm)

The ability to experience breath and calm after destructive socio-political events

Presented by Reach...a movement collective.

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For Karen

Choreographic collaboration with Macy Jordan in honor of Karen

suzanne ryan, ryanstrati, strati, dance, virginia smith, ...and I left her on the floor, isolation, modern dance, avant-guard, modern, dance, USA, Kansas City, MO, KC, Kansas, USA, Fringe, Festival

... and I left her on the floor

Moments of isolation, within a community, in the stages of grief following societal conflict and violence

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Water

Embodiment of rivers, lakes and oceans In collaboration with choreographer, Kathleen Norberg Schuler presented by Storling's Artist Development Program