Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company @Crossroads Hotel performances were held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 in the lobby of the Crossroads Hotel.There were three showings: 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Second Company, led by Christopher Ruud, features outstanding, classically trained dancers on the cusp of their professional careers. This intimate and informal performance was the perfect opportunity to introduce these emerging dancers. The group performed unique and cutting edge choreography including Mobile, a ballet choreographed by Tomm Ruud, Christopher’s late father, along with other works.
BARRE KC Streetcar Crawl
BARRE KC kicked off the Kansas City Ballet season with their KC Streetcar BARRE Crawl through Downtown. Each stop was themed with one of this year’s ballet performances!
The journey began by watching an open rehearsal of Carmina Burana at the Todd Bolender Center at 3 p.m. Then, parties converged at the Crossroads Hotel where a Tulips and Lobster inspired drink and a special performance by Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company did not disappoint.
From there, the group hopped on the streetcar to enjoy more drinks and bites with stops along the line including The Chesterfield for a Swan Lake-inspired spritzer, followed by Harry’s Country Club in the River Market for a Celtic cocktail, where they may or may not have departed with an Irish goodbye.
In Kansas City’s vast arts scene, collaboration is key. Kansas City Symphony plays for most Kansas City Ballet performances. But sometimes the scale is tipped the other way as well.
Tomorrow Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company performs alongside musicians during one of KC Symphony’s happy hour series concerts. It gives audiences, as well as artists, a chance to enjoy different layers of the arts in one tidy package.
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Free KC Symphony Happy Hour Concert I COULD’VE DANCED ALL NIGHT
Tuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center
Come as you are and join the scene for a casual, after-work concert hosted by the KC Symphony. Enjoy a drink in the Kauffman Center lobby and then experience a variety of dance-inspired pieces played by Kansas City Symphony musicians. Hear Piazzola’s lively Libertango arranged for woodwind quintet, a concert waltz for cello quartet and much more. Dancers from KC Ballet’s Second Company will perform on two works choreographed by Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney.
Cash bars open at 5 p.m. A one-hour concert in Helzberg Hall follows at 6 p.m. FREE general admission tickets are Sold Out! Sponsored by Lead Bank.