Giselle in Kansas City

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Two weeks until opening night of "Giselle" and our 65th Season! Don't miss this hauntingly beautiful tale from October 14-23 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Want to learn more about this classic tale? Visit the #linkinbio for a synopsis of "Giselle".

📸 KC Ballet Dancer Amaya Rodriguez. Photography by @kennyphotokc

Reminder! HOPE IN BLACK AND WHITE is tomorrow, October 1 at 7pm.
Join the KC dance community for a screening of the documentary “Bill T. Jones: A Good Man” and a discussion with an esteemed panel of artists about choreographer Bill T. Jones. The panelists will share their perspectives about race and dance in America, and field questions from the audience.

Saturday, October 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral (Founders' Hall) - 415 W. 13th Street, KCMO. Parking is free and on-site.

FREE. No registration required.

Gary Abbott, Professor of Modern Dance, UMKC Conservatory
Tyrone Aiken, Chief Artistic Officer, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
April Berry, Director of Community Engagement and Education, Kansas City Ballet
Karen Brown, Assistant Professor of Dance, UMKC Conservatory
Jennifer Owen, Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Owen/Cox Dance Group

📸 Bill T. Jones. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova

🥳✨🧁 Happy Birthday to KC Ballet Company Dancer Gabriel Lorena! 🥳✨🧁

📸 Gabriel Lorena. Photography by @BrettPruitt.

🖤 Giselle is only three weeks away! 🖤 Need to get the scoop on this hauntingly romantic ballet? 👀 Read our blog post "10 Facts to Know About Giselle" as you prepare for your evening at the Kauffman Center. See the #linkinbio.

$34 tickets are still available! Order only at KCBALLET.ORG

📸 Dancer Angelina Sansone with KC Ballet dancers by photographer Steve Wilson.

✨🧁🥂 Happy Birthday to KC Ballet Company Dancer Kelsey Ivana Hellebuyck! ✨🧁🥂

📸 Kelsey Ivana Hellebuyck pictured with Kaleena Burks and Humberto Rivera Blanco in Serenade. Choreography by George Balanchine. Photography by @BrettPruitt.

📸✨ That’s a wrap on our photo shoot today! 📸✨ Next season will be announced this winter!

Stay tuned for the exciting news!

🎂🎉🎶 Happy Birthday to KC Ballet Company Dancer Brian Warkentien! 🎂🎉🎶

📸 Brian Warkentien. Photography by @BrettPruitt.

🌹🍁🍎 Happy Birthday to KC Ballet Company Dancer Amanda DeVenuta! 🌹🍁🍎

📸 Amanda DeVenuta in The Wizard of Oz. Choreography by Septime Webre. Photography by @BrettPruitt.

🇺🇸🩰👟Happy National Dance Day! 🇺🇸🩰👟Celebrate dance of all forms today! Take a look back to our 2019 performance of “In the Upper Room” by legendary American dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp. ❤️

📸 KC Ballet performs “In The Upper Room.” Copyright Twyla Tharp.

Congratulations to all of the New Dance Partners artists and choreographers on a terrific opening night! Only one more show!

📸 Thank you @whdance for this photo onstage of the artists of “Life Within a Letter” choreography by Stephanie Martinez and assisted by Noelle Kayser.

✨ Single tickets are on sale now to the Nutcracker Ball, Kansas City Ballet Guild’s 55th annual gala at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center on Saturday, December 3, 2022!

✨ You'll be immersed in The Land of the Sweets as we celebrate Kansas City Ballet’s 65th season, the Guild’s 55th gala, Executive Director Jeffrey J. Bentley’s 25th season and Artistic Director Devon Carney’s 10th season!

✨ The Westin offers a lovely setting with festive decorations, delicious cuisine, a Land of the Sweets-themed raffle, and after-dinner dancing with music by Lost Wax, featuring singer Eboni.

✨ Reserve your tickets now or become a Nutcracker Ball Benefactor. See the #linkinbio.

📸 KCB Dancers Taryn Mejia and Joshua Bodden. Photography by @kennyphotokc

🎉🧁🥳 Happy Birthday to KCB II Dancer Ian Anderson-Conlon! 🎉🧁🥳

📸 Ian Anderson-Conlon. Photography by Tom Styrkowicz.

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