Photos by Kimberly Wall
like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars.”
professionals. An extreme amount of time,
energy and athleticism go into this art, while making it look completely
popularity, taking the centuries-old technique and giving it a creative and
cutting-edge twist. The Missouri Contemporary
Ballet Company took the stage at William Woods University Thursday and showed
students, faculty and area residents what this style of dance is all about.
encompassed the entire spectrum of contemporary dance from classical-inspired
pieces like “minore al maggiore” to the dark and edgy such as “S.O.S.”
Allen Poe’s “The Raven.” This mainly
spoken piece had the darkness and intensity comparable to the choreography of
world-renowned dancer and instructor Mia Michaels.
Eslick. The Latin-infused piece, titled
“You Again,” showcased amazing technique and artistry as the story unfolded of
a girl recovering from a broken heart.
excellent costume design and music choices to create an amazing show. This has definitely been my favorite WWU
cultural events to date.
her lifetime, and MCB, which usually performs just 30 minutes away in Columbia,
is a great way to experience the vast world of dancing.
dancers, as well as upcoming shows, visit MissouriContemporaryBallet.com.