Carmina Burana

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Power and passion converge with this majestic dance and choral masterpiece!

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Fri., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 13, 2 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 20, 2 p.m.


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A hugely popular and insatiably indulgent celebration of life and love. Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is a pulsating choral work that provides an incredible landscape for choreographed spectacle. Most have experienced Carmina Burana in choral presentation, but few have seen it as it was originally imagined.


CARMINA BURANA (world premiere)
Choreography: Adam Hougland
Music: Carl Orff

Choreography: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Music: Purcell, Albinoni, Lambert & Vivaldi

Choreography: Helen Pickett
Music: Philip Glass & Thomas Montgomery Newman

Music performed by Kansas City Symphony


Dig deeper into this Kansas City Ballet production with these resources:

Dance Speaks: Carmina Burana

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019
5:30-6:00pm | Company Open Rehearsal
6:00-7:00pm | Panel Discussion
Frost Studio Theater | Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity

As part of Kansas City Ballet’s commitment to engage the community-at-large, we offer a unique educational series titled DANCE SPEAKS, held at various venues around the community.

Come experience a choreographer at work in the studio creating new movement to well-known music! This inspiring panel and company rehearsal of the ballet Carmina Burana, provides the community-at-large an opportunity to hear guest choreographer Adam Hougland, Kansas City Ballet dancers and special guests share their personal insights around bringing this world premiere ballet to the stage. Moderated by Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney, includes an audience Q and A.


Learn how music, special effects and costumes all make magic on stage by attending a pre-curtain talk, the Belger Footnote Series, hosted by Artistic Director Devon Carney.

Dancers, choreographers, musicians, and special guests offer audience members an insider’s view on the story line, choreography, history, costumes, and music prior to each repertory performance. These informal discussions are free for all ticket holders. They are held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts one hour prior to curtain for Kansas City Ballet repertory shows.

Carmina Burana Pre-Curtain Talks
Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 13, 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 20, 1:00 p.m.

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