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A World Premiere of Carmen at the Kansas City Ballet

The Kansas City Ballet's Kimberly Cowen as Carmen.
photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR
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


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.

Kansas City is known for its style of jazz, influenced by the blues, as the home of Walt Disney’s first animation studio and the headquarters of Hallmark Cards. As one of KCUR’s arts reporters, I want people here to know a wide range of arts and culture stories from across the metropolitan area. I take listeners behind the scenes and introduce them to emerging artists and organizations, as well as keep up with established institutions. Send me an email at lauras@kcur.org or follow me on Twitter @lauraspencer.
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