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.
Kansas City Ballet’s Artistic Director Devon Carney moderates what promises to be an interesting panel discussion with the choreographer of Celts, Lila York, and other special guests. Celts, a stunning fusion of Irish Folk Dance and Ballet is set to the music of The Chieftans. A celebration of Irish culture brought audiences to their feet with its intense choreographed jig and captivating energy. Come to see a rehearsal with Lila York and KCB company dancers before the production opens to experience this marriage of ballet and Irish dance!
May 8-17, 2020
Lila York debuted Celts at Boston Ballet – a year before Michael Flatley’s Riverdance became a sensation – and was hailed by the Boston Herald as “a riveting, imaginative marriage of ballet and Irish folk dance with a modern sensibility.”