February 14-23, 2020

Swan Lake

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Swan Lake

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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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.

We make it look easy, but it takes dozens of talented people to put together a stunning performance and train the next generation of professional dancers.

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