The company was founded in 1957 by russian expatriate tatiana dokoudovska. Kc ballet to remove outdated caricatures in nutcracker the. While a treat for most kids, there are children for. Patrons celebrated the holiday season at the kansas city ballet guild s 52nd annual gala, the nutcracker ball, on november 23 at the intercontinental kansas city at the plaza. Devin carney was newer to the scene then, and still carving out his. This was the year the kansas city ballet reimagined the nutcracker. New sets, costumes and choreography are featured in the kansas city ballets production of the nutcracker, at the muriel kauffman theatre. The ballet has joined a national campaign called final bow for. Not long after she and her husband, ethan, moved to kansas city in 2016, voyles said, they attended the ballet s production of the nutcracker, which included carneys new choreography.
Kansas city ballet does not make charitable contributions of either tickets or classes. Kansas city ballet company auditions national audition tour. The kansas city ballet is an american professional ballet company based in kansas city, missouri. In 2016, new sets, costumes and choreography were added to the kansas city ballets production of the nutcracker, at the muriel kauffman. Kansas city ballet guild fundraising and advocacy group. In 2015 kansas city ballet launched an allnew production of the nutcracker and broke box office records and received critical acclaim. Kansas city ballet dancers, plus more than 200 local students ages 7 to 17 selected from kansas city ballet school, will perform e.
Tickets for kansas city ballet s the nutcracker are available on line or by telephone at 816 9318993. Henry david thoreau and barbra streisand got theatrical treatments, and the kansas city symphony had a variety of soloists. Also on its recently announced 2016 17 season are a. Kansas city ballet joins national effort to update the nutcracker october 15, 2019. Kansas city ballet announces 2016 nutcracker tickets on sale aug. A few weeks before the nutcracker is scheduled to open, in a rehearsal studio at the kansas city ballet s bolender center, dancers amaya rodriguez and liang fu. Kansas city ballet announces recordbreaking 20152016 season. Kc ballet is the professional ballet company serving kansas city and the surrounding area. Kansas city ballets 201617 season to feature a midsummer. They perform three repertory seasons in kansas city, plus nutcracker. Kansas city ballet press releases professional dance company. Its hard to believe that, in all the years of kansas city ballet, it first tackled swan lake way back in, oh, 4 years ago.
The kansas city ballet s the nutcracker is at times literally an explosion of color, special effects and spectacular music and dance. The kansas city ballet s the nutcracker, a completely new production in 2015, is a lovely, luxurious show crammed with imaginative details. The kansas city ballet s annual performance of nutcracker will first be performed at the kennedy center in washington, d. Browse our huge selection of tickets for every the nutcracker show. The kansas city ballet will present its holiday production of the nutcracker for the 47th year, but there will be some changes. New sets, costumes and choreography are featured in the kansas city ballet s production of the nutcracker, at the muriel kauffman theatre in the kauffman center for the performing arts. Kansas city ballet recruits international dancers, breaks cookie. Join us december 524, 2015 at the kauffman center for the reimagined production by artistic director devon carney of the holiday classic, the nutcracker. Kansas city ballet says it will phase out racist stereotypes in the. Kansas city ballets the nutcracker features dancers amaya rodriguez and liang fu as the sugar plum fairy.
Not long after she and her husband, ethan, moved to kansas city in 2016, voyles said, they attended the ballets production of the nutcracker. In the 2016 2017 season, kcb grew to an alltime high with 30 company dancers, 15 second company dancers, 64 fulltime and parttime staff, and a network of over 400 local volunteers. As a nonprofit organization ourselves, we understand the importance of fundraising and wish you the best with your event. Founded in 1957, kansas city ballet is a 30member professional ballet company under the direction of artistic director devon carney and executive director jeffrey j. Kansas city ballet events professional dance company. The kcb presents five major performances each season to include an annual production of the nutcracker. This year marks the kansas city ballet s 39th annual production of the nutcracker. A history of excellence professional ballet company and school. They enjoyed a magical setting with festive decor and elegant cuisine, a miniperformance by kansas city ballet, plus afterdinner dancing music by the michael beers band. Meet the woman who makes tchaikovsky danceable for the.1047 411 872 67 170 1398 1112 1092 611 1032 1201 135 292 93 238 1272 698 1350 593 315 243 205 804 20 1180 922 480 189 813 1082 1106 124 1424 496 1461 975 78 475