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A World Premiere of Carmen at the Kansas City Ballet

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The Kansas City Ballet's Kimberly Cowen as Carmen.

One of the foremost authorities in Spanish dance is in Kansas City helping stage flamenco choreography for the Kansas City Ballet's world premiere of Carmen, choreographed by artistic director William Whitener.

By Laura Spencer

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Kansas City, MO – SPRING PERFORMANCE 2007
May 3-6, Lyric Theatre (11th & Central)

Thursday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 4, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 5, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 6, 2:00 p.m.

Valse Fantaisie
Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Mikhail Glinka

Lark Ascending
Choreography: Bruce Marks
Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Carmen (World Premiere)
Choreography: William Whitener
Music: Rodion Shchedrin after Georges Bizet

For pictures from a recent rehearsal, check here.

This story was originally produced for KC Currents.

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