Captivating, laugh-out-loud funny, technically sharp, and sweetly endearing, Peter Pan is a most excellent introduction for young ones to the exquisite art, and a lovely night of entertainment for us all. Peter and the children really fly, pixie dust sparkles, and the cannon booms. Ballet is magic again.
The Story Of Peter Pan
The Story Of Peter Pan
Peter Pan first appeared as a character in Barrie’s The Little White Bird (1902), a novel for adults. In chapters 13–18, titled “Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens”, Peter is a seven-day-old baby and has flown from his nursery to Kensington Gardens in London, where the fairies and birds taught him to fly. He is described as “betwixt-and-between” a boy and a bird. Barrie returned to the character of Peter Pan, putting him at the center of his stage play entitled Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.
Meet the Dancers
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.
Dance Speaks: Peter Pan
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024 | Frost Studio Theater | Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity | 500 West Pershing Rd., KCMO 64108
5:15-6 p.m. | Peter Pan Rehearsal
6-7 p.m. | Dance Speaks Panel
Get a sneak peek of a Peter Pan rehearsal and gain insightful information regarding the ballet production. Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director/Choreographer Devon Carney and special guests (TBD) invite you to join them in an engaging conversation inspired by this family-friendly work! Moderated by Artistic Director Devon Carney, the panel activity includes an audience Q and A. Tickets are only $12.
Dancer Chat: Peter Pan
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, 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 the 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. www.facebook.com/kcballet.