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Kinesis dancers put 5 months of practice in motion for annual show Thursday through Saturday

New Trier’s Kinesis dance company has returned to the stage in its 34th year.

The troupe of junior and senior dancers will debut their annual show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, and also perform Friday evening, Feb. 11, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, in the Cornog Auditorium on the Northfield campus, 7 Happ Road.

Tickets are open to the public and available at the door or online.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE SHOW

New Trier’s (left to right) Julia Larson, Julia Burnham, Phoebe Dwyer, Camryn Lowry, Rebecca Dubey and Kathleen Hutchinson.

According to the high school, Kinesis members choreograph and perform the seven works in the show, which is led by artistic directors Johannah Wininsky and Christopher Rutt.

“Artistic collaboration and exploration are key components to the choreographic process,” Wininsky said. in a press release. “Not only do the students collaborate with their peers, they also have the unique opportunity to work with professional artists in developing their craft.”

The nine student choreographers are: Grace Bittman, Ashley Chow, Alexa Comess, Phoebe Dwyer, Camryn Lowry, Sierra Miller, Maddie Murphy, Lily Vandermolen, and Lauren Van Nec.

Kinesis also includes Julia Burnham, Ellie Carlson, Rebecca Dubey, Kathleen Hutchinson, Julia Larson, Vivian Soeha, and Katherine Zmudka.

This year, the show also has a guest choreographer, Kara Brody, for an all-ensemble work called “Existing.”

The performance is the result of fifth months of preparation and the “concert has been a
labor of love, and it’s the dancers’ gift to you,” according to the program.

The performance on Saturday, Feb. 12, is a special event that is geared toward younger children, the school says, with discussions of the lighting, sound and creative processes, as well as a Q & A.


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