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.
Bringing awareness to perceptions leading to bullying while standing up with beauty, perserverance, and boldness.
Affirming the value of the elderly within our own family as members of the community.
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 MADCO.
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 read review
A journey of roles and responsibilities of a mother while holding on to a sense of self through humor and strength.
Exposing injustice through women using dance as a form of protest in Chile under the Dictator, Augusto Pinochet (1915-2006) Read review
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.
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
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
Choreographic collaboration with Macy Jordan with honor for Karen
The pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico.
Featuring an original music compositon by Korey Ireland
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
The importance of willingness in overcoming universal human hardships. Original music composed and performed by Jacob Gotlib read review
Embodiment of rivers, lakes and oceans In collaboration with choreographer, Kathleen Norberg Schuler presented by Storling's Artist Development Program
... and I left her on the floor
Moments of isolation, within a community, in the stages of grief following societal conflict and violence