Carmina Burana by Adam Hougland

Photographer Steve Wilson.
Dancers: Danielle Bausinger and Liang Fu. Photographer Ali Fleming.

Choreography: Adam Hougland
Music: Carl Orff
Set Design: Trad A Burns
Costume Design: Christian Squires
Lighting Design: Trad A Burn
Conducted by Ramona Pansegrau
Soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson
Tenor Daniel Hansen
Baritone Armando Contreras
With Kansas City Symphony

Carmina Burana is a deeply personal work that deals with the subjects of love, family and the temporary nature of everything. Carl Orff’s magnificent score overflows with so much joy, beauty and intensity it is easy to understand why it has become a staple of orchestras and ballet companies alike. My hope was to find a new interpretation of the music that allows the viewer to see it with fresh eyes. Throughout the entire creative process I always felt the music was leading me along, telling me where I needed to go. It has been an exercise in patience and trusting my intuition.


Carl Orff CARMINA BURANA. Cantiones Profanae. Used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors Company, sole U.S. and Canadian agent for Schott Music GmbH & Co. KG publisher and copyright owner

World Premiere: October 11, 2019, Kansas City Ballet, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Missouri


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