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nEW mOVES

March 28-31, 2019
Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater | Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity

New Moves, one of Kansas City Ballet’s most popular performances, showcases contemporary ballet in an intimate setting. This limited-run production gives audiences a chance to see tomorrow’s sought after choreographers today! It is a very up close and visceral experience for audience and dancer alike. Come see our Kansas City Ballet artists and emerging choreographers discover bold new ways of expression and feel the athleticism, beauty, power and passion of never before seen dance creations!

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KC Youth Ballet Performance

April 5-7, 2019
Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater | Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity

Kansas City Youth Ballet (KCYB) will present Esmeralda for its Spring Performance 2019. Kansas City Youth Ballet, under the direction of Kimberly Cowen, is the official performing ensemble of Kansas City Ballet School.

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Second Company @ Home

April 11, 2019, 7:00 P.M.
Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater | Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity

Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company, a program of Kansas City Ballet’s School, features young, classically trained dancers on the cusp of their professional careers. Performed in our intimate black box theater in the Bolender Center, this Second Company @ Home performance gives you an up close and personal look at today’s emerging talent.

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Black & White Soiree

April 13, 2019
7:30-11:00 PM
Boulevard Brewing Co.

Don’t miss the newest Kansas City Ballet fundraiser! Presented by BARRE KC, The BARRE Soiree is a cocktail event complete with drinks and delicious small bites and desserts, plus a performance by KCB’s Second Company; the event also includes an amazing Silent Auction with items for everyone.

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DANCE SPEAKS

Ballets by Tharp, Parsons, and Forsythe
May 1, 2019
5:30-6:00 PM | Company Open Rehearsal
6:00-7:00 PM | Panel Discussion
Frost Studio Theater | Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity

An adult education program offered by Kansas City Ballet at various community venues, providing special insight by guest speakers on select ballets from Kansas City Ballet’s current season. Panel discussion, Q & A, and more!

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THARP / PARSONS / FORSYTHE

May 10-19, 2019
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

This is Kansas City Ballet’s must-see dance event of the season with the works of three of America’s most recognized and acclaimed choreographers brought together on stage at the Kauffman Center! Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room is a tour-de-force of athleticism, built on a pulsating score by Phillip Glass. William Forsythe’s contemporary masterpiece, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, is a high-voltage thrill ride that changed dance forever and became one of Forsythe’s signature works. Kansas City native, David Parsons founded Parsons Dance and quickly was hailed as a master of contemporary dance. He returns to KC with a world premiere ballet just for you.

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KCB School Spring Performance

May 16, 2019, 7:00 P.M.
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

The Kansas City Ballet School Spring Performance features students from both the Downtown and Johnson County campuses. Faculty and guest teachers have staged a diverse evening with students from Level 2 through the Kansas City Ballet Second Company Trainee dancers.

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cARMINA bURANA

October 11-20, 2019

Featuring Carmina Burana, Tulips & Lobster and Petal

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The Nutcracker

December 5-24, 2019

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SWAN LAKE

February 14-23, 2020

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New Moves

March 26-29, 2020

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Celts

May 8-17, 2020

Featuring Celts, Serenade and Wunderland

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