On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company performed for more than 100 guests as part of an event to cultivate new donors at the Leedy Voulkus Art Center. Artist Debbie Barrett-Jones had incredible textile works displayed on the walls of the gallery and enjoyed seeing the performers dance almost as part of her largest paneled creation.
“Being able to work with Debbie was inspirational,” said Second Company Manager Anthony Krutzkamp. “The second company met her emotional work head on and embraced it. I believe they found a deeper appreciation for performance quality that night. I’m truly happy they were given this chance.”
Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney with Artist Debbie Barrett-Jones
Second Company Manger Anthony Krutzkamp
Kansas City Ballet Executive Director Jeffrey J. Bentley and 2016 Ballet Bash Honorary Chairman Nancy Lee Kemper
Nikolas Gaifullin, Scout Inghilterra and Members of the Second Company perform
Second Company Dancer Scout Inghilterra
Photography: Larry F. Levenson