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Devon Carney's The Sleeping Beauty cast performed at Ballet Hawaii Aug. 3-5. Photography by The Smoking Carmera, Joe Marquez
Devon Carney’s The Sleeping Beauty cast presented by Ballet Hawaii Aug. 3-5. Photography by The Smoking Camera, Joe Marquez

Ballet Hawaii, along with special guest dancers, performed Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney‘s The Sleeping Beauty Aug. 3-5, 2018 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in downtown HonoluluThe performances followed three weeks of rehearsals.

“Everyone did so wonderfully and all the Ballet Hawaii young dancers really stepped up! The audiences loved all the performances,” Carney said. “We all had a great time!”

Devon Carney's The Sleeping Beauty cast member Danielle Bausinger (KCB Dancer) performed at Ballet Hawaii Aug. 3-5. Photography by The Smoking Carmera, Joe Marquez
Devon Carney’s The Sleeping Beauty cast member Danielle Bausinger (KCB Dancer) performed with Ballet Hawaii Aug. 3-5. Photography by The Smoking Camera, Joe Marquez

Cast

In addition to Mr. Carney, nine Kansas City Ballet Company members joined him on the endeavor including: Liang Fu, Amaya Rodriguez, Danielle Bausinger, Humberto Rivera Blanco, James Kirby Rogers, Cameron Thomas, Kevin Wilson, Joshua Bodden, and Gavin Abercrombie. Others from Kansas City Ballet included: Kristi Capps, who served as Ballet Master; Kansas City Ballet School Faculty members Dmitry Trubchanov and Pamela Carney, who played the roles of King and Queen; and Victoria Frank, who served as stage manager. Additional special guest dancers were from Pacific Northwest Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Eugene Ballet, the Ballet Hawaii dancers and more.