Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 7:30-9:00 PM

Local choreographer/dancer/performance artist Alexis Borth will facilitate an improvisational performance titled, “Comedy of Darkness,” based on the photography of Jeff Tamblyn, as part of the ongoing ProdoLAB series hosted by Charlotte Street Foundation, on March 23rd. A group of local professional dance artists will participate in its creation, with original music by Vena Cova (the performance alias of Kansas City-based composer and musician Colin Blunt).

ProdoLAB is a monthly experimental platform  in partnership with musician/composer Eddie Moore that pairs Kansas City time-based artists, producers, and musicians to collaborate on a new piece for a one-night-only showcase at Charlotte Street. Each performance is followed by a Q&A session with the artists.

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Event Details

Thursday, March 23 from 7:30-9:00 PM


Charlotte Street Stern Theater (3333 Wyoming)




Alexis Borth

Director, Producer, Choreographer

Alexis Borth is a dancer, choreographer, creative producer, and educator. She graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography from the Conservatory at University of Missourti Kansas City, which led to performances with Kansas City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Quixotic.

In New York City, she’s freelanced with notable artists, companies, and projects, including Complexions Contemporary Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and as a model and dancer for New York Fashion Week. She’s also performed with Dance Theatre of San Francisco, and other companies in the Bay Area. Her choreography has premiered at the San Francisco Art Institute, Yerba Buena Arts Center for Berkeley Ballet Theater, and various independent projects and music videos.

Alexis has served as a faculty member for LINES Ballet’s BFA & Training Programs, LINES Dance Center in San Francisco, UMKC’s Conservatory, and many other studios nationwide. In 2021, she founded KC Open Pro Class, to provide advanced training and community-building among professional freelance dance artists and movers in the KC metro area. She is currently a Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Resident (2022-2024), and her professional priorities include creation of multimedia productions locally and nationally.



Jeff Tamblyn

Producer, Photographer

Tamblyn’s life in the arts has included experimental live theater, improvisational stand-up comedy, writing and directing offbeat corporate videos for Fortune 500 companies, documentary filmmaking, and distributing art house movies. As a photographer, he experiments relentlessly in a continuing search for new perspectives.

His work has been shown at over 17 local and regional venues, and won a Best Photography Award at Images, a Kansas City gallery. He’s currently represented by Cerbera Gallery, in the Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City, Missouri.


Colin Blunt

Composer, Graphic Designer

Colin Blunt is a musician and producer, playing in the Kansas City area since 2012. He graduated with a BA in Music Performance from KU in 2009, and got an Associate’s degree from Johnson County Community College for Graphic Design in 2020. He plays drums for local band Thunderclaps who played during the 2015 South by Southwest Music Festival. He also taught drums for two years at School of Rock. More recently, he’s developed his own repertoire of synth-driven ambient music under the pseudonym Vena Cova, and performed for the ProdoLAB event series at Charlotte Street Foundation in 2021.

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