Giselle in Kansas City

October 14-23, 2022


Giselle is a lavish affair, with exceptional dancing, delicious scenic designs ...

- Paul Horsley, The Independent

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The Story Of Giselle

The two-act ballet Giselle premiered in 1841. Today, this story of a peasant girl who falls in love with a nobleman in disguise is considered a classic. There’s a love triangle, a mad scene, and ghosts who dance men to death.

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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: Giselle

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022
Frost Studio Theater | Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity
5:30-6 p.m. | Giselle Rehearsa
6-7 p.m. | Dance Speaks Panel

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director/Choreographer Devon Carney invites Dance Speaks patrons to join him and guests (TBD) in an engaging conversation inspired by the ballet Giselle. Get a sneak peek beforehand of a company rehearsal of Giselle and gain inside information about the production. The program includes includes an audience Q and A. Tickets only $12 and on sale August 15.

Dancer Chat: Giselle

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2023, 6-6:45 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 from professional dancers from Kansas City Ballet. Each Dancer Chat features three KCB company dancers chatting about their roles in upcoming KCB productions and sharing aspects of their life journey and dance experiences. These relaxed, informal conversations are moderated by various KCB community professionals. All Dancer Chats take place on Facebook LIVE.

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Don’t miss this romantic tale of innocent love and betrayal

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