May 12-21, 2023

Bliss Point


Kansas City Ballet presents Bliss Point – find the greatest pleasures with ballets by Mark Morris, Jiří Kylián, and Alexander Ekman at the Kauffman Center May 12-21, 2023.

Mark Morris’ hip Sandpaper is an inventive pop ballet that teases your imagination with wit, humor, and dazzling movement.

Petite Mort, the tantalizing contemporary ballet by Jiří Kylián, returns to Kansas City Ballet and this popular masterpiece remains an absolute “must-see.”

Alexander Ekman’s gleeful ballet, Cacti, pokes fun at the pretentious and often hilarious way that people interpret art. Don’t ask, “what does it all mean?” Experience it. Enjoy it.

Bliss Point

A triple-bill of thrilling world-renowned ballets

Sandpaper by Mark Morris
Petite Mort by Jiří Kylián
Cacti by Alexander Ekman

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Pre-Curtain Talks

Free for all ticketholders, arrive early and hear about the show you are about to see. Learn how music, special effects, and costumes all make magic on stage by attending the pre-curtain talk, Belger Footnotes, hosted by Artistic Director Devon Carney.

Held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts one hour prior to curtain. No reservation is necessary.

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Dance Speaks: Bliss Point (Spring Mixed Repertory)

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Frost Studio Theater | Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity
5:15-6 p.m. | Bliss Point Rehearsal
6-7 p.m. | Dance Speaks Panel

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney and special guests Cacti ballet stager Ana Marie Lucaciu and Petite Mort ballet stager Elke Scheppers invite Dance Speaks patrons to join them in an engaging conversation inspired by these two contemporary ballets. Get a sneak peek beforehand of a spring mixed repertory rehearsal and gain inside information regarding the production. The program includes an audience Q and A. Tickets only $12 and on sale August 15.

KCB Dancer Chat: Bliss Point

Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Virtual on Facebook LIVE

KC Ballet Dancer Chats, a FREE community engagement and education series, are designed to provide the broader public an opportunity to engage with and learn more about professional dancers from Kansas City Ballet. This Dancer Chat features three KCB company dancers chatting about their roles in KCB’s Spring Mixed Repertory production and sharing interesting aspects of their life journey and dance experiences. This relaxed, informal conversation will be moderated by a Kansas city community professionals. All Dancer Chats take place on Facebook LIVE..

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