February 14-23, 2020

Swan Lake

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Swan Lake 2016

The Story of Swan Lake

Prince Siegfried and his guests are gathered together in a forest glade on the outskirts of the castle to celebrate his coming of age, marked by his 21st birthday. Siegfried’s mother, the Queen, interrupts the revelries and offers him a finely crafted crossbow as a birthday gift. She reminds him that the time has come for him to choose a bride at the royal ball the following evening.

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Dance Speaks: Swan Lake

January 29, 2020

5:30-6:00pm | Company Open Rehearsal
6:00-7:00pm | Panel Discussion
Frost Studio Theater | Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity

Get a sneak peek of a Swan Lake rehearsal and gain behind the scenes information regarding Kansas City Ballet’s production. Choreographer and Artistic Director Devon Carney and special guests invite you to join them in an engaging conversation inspired by this timeless work!

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Pre-Curtain Talks

Learn how music, special effects, and costumes all make magic on stage by attending a pre-curtain talk, the Belger Footnote Series, hosted by Artistic Director Devon Carney.

Dancers, choreographers, musicians, and special guests offer audience members an insider’s view on the story line, choreography, history, costumes, and music prior to each repertory performance. These informal discussions are free for all ticket holders. They are held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts one hour prior to curtain for Kansas City Ballet repertory shows.

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Swan Lake

Perhaps the most recognized ballet of all time, Swan Lake makes its highly-anticipated return to Kansas City Ballet after breaking box office records in 2016.

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