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KC Performs | Choreographing Transition From Stage to Film

KC Performs

If you can’t dance on stage, why not dance on film?

That simple thought struck choreographer Helen Pickett as she lounged in bed early one morning about a month after the pandemic had closed the venues where her work typically is shown.

“I don’t take things literally lying down. I don’t,” Pickett recalls thinking. “I have to find a way. I would like… to support and give back to my community. And I want to learn something new. So I thought about dance films.”

The result can be seen in the attached video.

“Hurly-Burly” is part of the “The Shakespeare Cycle Triptych,” created by Pickett in collaboration with Kansas City Ballet as part of “KC Performs,” a new show on Kansas City PBS. “KC Performs” provides a broadcast stage for performers whose live venues have been darkened by the pandemic.

Check out the video to see the results of a graceful transition, expressed in a series of graceful transitions.

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