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Modern Night at the Gem

Presented by City in Motion Dance Theater and American Jazz Museum at The Gem Theater, Kansas City MO

Feb 03 2024
Modern Night at the Gem presented by City in Motion Dance Theater at The Gem Theater, Kansas City MO

Modern Night 2023 “Be Still... and Feel” Choreographed by Patrick Suzeau, Photo by Phil Koenig

The 20th anniversary year of “Modern Night” at the Gem, an adjudicated choreographers showcase presented by City in Motion Dance Theater

City in Motion Dance Theater is pleased to present the 20th anniversary year of “Modern Night" at the Gem on Saturday, February 3, 2024. This performance facilitates growth in our dance community by raising the level of excellence in our artistic network through access to professional productions for new and emerging artists. This showcase attracts contemporary choreographers from all across the United States to one of Kansas City's most historic stages. All selected choreographers have been ... view more »


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  • Feb 3, 2024 at 07:30 pm (Sat)

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NEW THIS YEAR! Young Choreographer Showcase at Modern Night at the Gem 2024

We invite emerging choreographers to join us in City in Motion’s first ever Young Choreographer Showcase. Those who wish to be a part of YCS will attend a weekend workshop, learning and honing choreographic skills. They will then be able to submit a piece of their own choreography to be adjudicated, and up to three pieces will be chosen to premier as an opening to Modern Night 2024. Register for YCS here!

General Information:YCS 2024 is open to emerging artists aged 13-17. Participants age is determined as of January 2024.YCS will accept submissions of solo choreography, choreographed and performed by the same individualIn order to submit a piece for adjudication, you must join us in the YCS workshop.Choreographers may use any music they choose, however it must be family friendly and only contain appropriate lyrics (or be instrumental).

Dates:Young Choreographer Workshop: January 6th - 7th (second day optional)Submissions Open: January 7thSubmissions Close: January 19thSelected Choreographers Notified: January 26Modern Night: February 3rd 7:30 pm

Fees:Workshop Fee: $ 125Submission Fee: $ 0Scholarships will be available. If you are in need of a scholarship to cover the cost of the workshop and/or the submission fee please contact

Workshop Information:Workshop is on January 6th from 9:00 am to 4:30 pmThe day will include a contemporary class, 3 choreography workshops, and a Q&A.January 7th is an optional date where students can show any choreography they may have done for their solos and gain feedback. There will be an extra fee of $25 for participation on this day.

Submission Info:Those interested in submitting for the Young Choreographer Showcase must fill out the submission form below by January 19You will gain access to the submission form following the workshop on the weekend of January 6th.You may only submit one pieceSubmissions must include:

Title of the pieceDescription of the pieceLink to a video of the pieceMusic title and artist of the song

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.



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1615 E 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108

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