Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 6:15 PM

Making Moves is thrilled to continue our community/neighborhood pop-up performance series with a new work by Katie Brennan and Óscar Trujillo. On Thursday, September 10th, join Brennan and Trujillo at Kessler Park on Cliff Drive for an outdoor performance experience.
Attendees should plan plan to arrive and gather for a 6:15 PM (CST) for start time. Audience must be willing to be on your feet for up to an hour and travel stairs and pathways as the performance moves through the park. Wheelchair accessible, with route alterations. There will be no public restroom available. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to walk in, prepare for the weather, and don’t forget bug spray!
The immersive dance theatre will include four areas of the park beginning at the Colonnade, descending steps onto Cliff drive, pausing at Green Lake, and concluding at the Cliff Drive climbing rock face. This will require audience participants to traverse different levels while viewing performers near and far. The dance collaborators have been in quarantine together and are able to explore closeness, touch and partnering that reflect the need for intimacy in a distanced time. Guidance on the passage through the multiple sites will be provided, and social distancing considerations applied.
**If you have questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please reach out to Making Moves producer Kyle Mullins at**

Tickets are free but reservations are required.

PARKING: Street parking only.

Making Moves’ aim of this new community/neighborhood “pop-up” initiative is to bring dance and art to communities and neighborhoods directly, particularly during a time when many live performances have been canceled. We are working with local and regional artists to provide programming for their individual communities “pop-up” style, with invitations kept location-specific and with social distancing guidelines in place. Due to COVID-19 precautions, these events are not open to the general public — BUT we’d love to bring dance to YOUR community or neighborhood soon, too! Interested? Let us know how we can bring Kansas City dance to you and your neighborhood.
Making Moves is a monthly dance performance series located in Kansas City, Mo, curated and produced by Kyle Mullins. Making Moves is dedicated to the creation and development of new works by local and regional dance makers and to expose Kansas City audiences to a wider array of contemporary dance making. Making Moves provides area choreographers, dancers, and audiences the opportunity to share in the process of new and experimental work in both traditional and non-traditional performance venues. Experimentation, risk-taking, collaboration, and multi-disciplinary approaches are encouraged. Supported by Charlotte Street Foundation, fiscal sponsorship by Fractured Atlas. Head to for more information on our programming, how to apply, and how to donate.
Event Details

Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 6:15 PM


The Colonnade @ Concourse Park (200 Benton Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64123)



Katie Brennan began dancing at the age of eight in Kansas City where she later performed with 940 Dance Company, City in Motion, and Gurukul Indian Dance Company. She spent a season as an associate artist with Core Project Chicago before moving to NYC where she completed dance therapy post-graduate work and performed with Kinesis Project Dance Theater. In Miami, Katie has performed and created work with NWD projects, Karen Peterson & Dancers, and Momentum Dance Company. This summer, she collaborated with Minneapolis-based choreographer Non Edwards in the Right Here Showcase and also performed with the Step Change Studios as part of the Miami / London International Cultural Exchange project in London for the National Theatre Summer Stage performances. Katie currently splits her time between Miami and Kansas City balancing her artistic pursuits and private dance therapy/psychotherapy practice.

Óscar Trujillo’s career in dance and movement education has taken him to New York, San Francisco and Miami. Now a practicing yoga teacher, somatic coach and massage therapist, he continues to perform and teach with Karen Peterson and Dancers, Arts4All Florida, Carol Garabedian-Divine Dances Yoga and NWD Projects. Oscar teaches theatre, yoga and dance to students of all ages and abilities. His performance credits include Maija Garcia/Organic Magnetics, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, Capacitor, Ramon Ramos Alayo, Richard Gonzalez and Alicia Ohs. Óscar has created original roles in “Warmamas” and “Untold Stories” and performed with Candoco Dance company as part of the Miami / London International Cultural Exchange project at the Miami Light Box for the first Forward Motion Dance Festival, September 2018.

Jamie Roach is a violinist and has lived in the Kansas City area for 20 years. She is a classically trained violinist who primarily plays with a live band in the acoustic, rock and contemporary Christian genres. Jamie works as the Executive Director of a local housing nonprofit and is obsessed with international travel.

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