November 17 & 18, 2017 – Eclipse in Movement

At Missouri Theatre, Presented by the University Concert Series

Missouri Contemporary Ballet continues the excitement of the 2017 Solar Eclipse Totality by exploring its effects in their original production: “Eclipse in Movement.” This performance features live music and includes several world premieres with works by Karen Mareck Grundy, Fernando Rodriguez, and Penny Saunders, world renowned dancer and choreographer. “Eclipse in Movement” includes an original composition by Columbia’s own Tom Andes and Travis McFarlane, who will also perform in this exciting production. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to enhance this experience of bringing celestial movement to the stage!

December 1, 2017 – Choreographic Installation

Choreographic Installation at MCB Studios, featuring new works by the MCB Dancers on the dancers

March 16 & 17, 2018 – Cinderella: a Collaboration with Odyssey Chamber Music Series Island Moving Company from Newport, RI

At Missouri Theatre, Presented by the University Concert Series

Missouri Contemporary Ballet continues its 12th Season of performances to live music in a multi-layered collaboration of one of the classic stories for the ages. From glass slippers to pointe shoes, MCB revisits one of its cherished local friends by collaborating with the Odessy Chamber Music Series in this original production of Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella played on two pianos. With choreography from Artistic Director Karen Mareck Grundy and Resident Choreographer Fernando Rodriguez, Cinderella delights the senses and brings new life to a favorite storyline. The second half of this collaboration brings MCB’S friends from the Island Moving Company (Newport, RI) back to the stage in Columbia five years after their first performance here. Building on their work together at the Great Friends Dance Festival in Rhode Island last summer, MCB and IMC compliment one another in a perfect fit!

May 17, 2018 – Dancing with Missouri Stars

Twelfth annual Dancing with Missouri Stars at the Holiday Inn Expo Center

June 9, 2018 – Hot Summer Nights with Missouri Symphony Orchestra

Missouri Theatre @ 7:30p

After the success of their premiere collaboration in 2016, Missouri Symphony Orchestra and Missouri Contemporary Ballet join forces again in a ground breaking program of cutting edge music and choreography, featuring music by Tool, The Piano Guys, Antheil and closing with a red hot Bolero. Don’t miss out on this Hot Summer Night’s opening performance!