Thursday, March 14, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Making Moves is BACK! For our third installment, we are highlighting the work of Tristrian Griffith/Kelsey Matsch and Jeanine Durning. Griffith/Matsch will present Distant Physicality, and improvised installation performed live. Dunring’s work inning will be shown on film with discussion to follow with Jane Gotch, long time Kansas City artist now living in Toronto.

Doors open at 6:30pm, showing begins at 7:00pm! Stay for conversation (and more!) after the performance. The event is FREE and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

A monthly gathering, Making Moves aims to build community through a shared passion for dance and movement. Throughout 2019, Making Moves will host improvisation jams and provide performance opportunities for local and regional dance makers. Produced by Kyle Mullins and made possible by Charlotte Street Foundation.


Distant Physicality is an installation work discovering how it feels to be isolated while with another person versus feeling apart of a community in room full of people. While the dancers are exploring their complex relationship, they will interact with the audience and eventually transition performance roles; viewer to performer and performer to viewer.

inging Part spoken word performance, part reverie, part dance, part oral biography, part meditation and psychotherapy, ingingis a choreography of the mind, moving in the continuous present. It tracks the velocity of thought through a proprioceptive cascade of words. Both performer and audience are in perpetual disequilibrium, confronted with the limits of language as a paradigm for communication, knowledge and understanding. The body and its gesture emerge as the inevitable bridge between thought and language. Moving thought through speech, and speechifying thought through movement, brings the speaker and listener to the edges of intelligibility where the paradoxical body and the eclectic mind are possible. All at once inside and out, past and present, present and future, present. Physical, metaphysical. Fantasy, memory. Body, voice. Each performance simultaneously produces, accumulates and archives itself. inging repeats itself, stutters, and multiplies itself. inging is a doing being and a being doing. inging is becoming.

Event Details

Thursday, March 14, 6:30 - 8:00 PM


Capsule (1664 Broadway Blvd., KCMO)



Jeanine Durning is a choreographer, performer, and teacher from New York, creating solo and group works since 1998. Her research is grounded in choreography as ontological inquiry – exploring questions of who we are, the nature of perception and relation, and the slippery terrain of invented narratives of self and other. Durning’s current research deals with a practice she calls nonstopping which she began to develop in 2009 and which has manifested as a solo performance practice of nonstop speaking called inging (2010) and a group performance practice of nonstop moving called To Being (2015). To Being will premiere in NYC September 2015 along with a remount of inging. inging has been presented in Amsterdam, Berlin, Leuven/BE, Zagreb, Toronto, and across the US in Pennsylvania, Minnesota, NYC, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin, with upcoming performances in San Francisco.

Jane Gotch is originally from Omaha, NE, and graduated from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia with honors in 2000. Her choreography has been awarded a Rocket Grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation in collaboration with The Charlotte Street Foundation and The Spencer Museum, three Inspiration Grants from The Metropolitan Arts Council of Kansas City, The Innovation in the Arts Award from UMKC’s Small Business and Development Center, and The 2014 Charlotte Street Foundation’s Generative Performing Artist Award. She has danced with Myra Bazell, Netta Yerushalmy, and as an apprentice with Tere O’Connor. She has collaborated with artists Johanna Brooks, Brad Cox, Leo Gayden, Helen Gillet, Shawn Hansen, Peregrine Honig, Miles Neidenger, Paul Rudy, Mark Southerland and many others.

Kelsey Matsch, originally from Colorado, began her training at The Arvada Center of Performing Arts. She went on to receive her BFA from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She danced professionally with Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company before joining the inaugural year of Hubbard Street’s Professional Program under the direction of Alexandra Wells. Kelsey had the privilege of working with and performing works by Ohad Naharin, Peter Chu, Alice Klock, Elia Mrak, Kameron N. Saunders, Rena Butler, Gary Abbott, and Kevin Iega Jeff. She most recently was an apprentice with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago for their 2018/2019 Season.

Tristian Griffin is a native of Kansas CIty, MO. In 2014, he graduated from Texas Christian University receiving his BFA in Ballet with an English minor. Following graduation, he joined and danced for Garth Fagan Dance Company for 3 years. More recently, he was given the opportunity to perform with the Metropolitan Opera House, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company, and Owen/Cox Dance Group. “Seeking Momentum in the Flesh” was commissioned by City in Motion’s 2018 “Modern Night at the Folly”, Kansas City’s “OpenStage”, and Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RAD). Tristian latest creation, “Palimpsest”, was commissioned by Charolette Street Foundation to produce is his own performance series. He was also selected as tenure for the Charlotte Street Foundation’s 2018-2019 Artist-in-Residency program.

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