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Kansas City Ballet's Christopher Barksdale Retires

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Christopher Barksdale and Kansas City Ballet company members at a rehearsal of "Salute"

In dance, a professional career begins at a young age and often ends early. Two members of the Kansas City Ballet take their final bows this weekend.

By Laura Spencer

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Kansas City, MO – In dance, a professional career begins at a young age and ends early. Two members of the Kansas City Ballet take their final bows this weekend, including Lisa Choules and Christopher Barksdale, whose career with the company has lasted more than two decades.

Listen to a recent Up to Date interview with choreographer, and Lawrence native, Karole Armitage here.

2009 Spring Performance
May 7-10, 2009
Lyric Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri

"Salute"
Choreography: William Whitener
Music: Arthur Smith, Scott Joplin and Jean-Baptist Arban

World Premiere: "Arctic Song"
Choreography: Karole Armitage
Music: Einojuhani Rautavaara

"Nine Sinatra Songs"
Choreography: Twyla Tharp
Music: Frank Sinatra

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