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Fancy Free

Fancy Free

Three sailors on leave in New York City make for great fun in Fancy Free. Legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins’ first ballet, accompanied by the exuberant music of Leonard Bernstein, sets the high-spirited tone for a spectacular evening of dance. The ballet was such a smash hit, it was adapted for Broadway and later for the movies as “On the Town,” starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.

Four additional ballets complete the evening — the classic audience favorite Allegro Brillante by George Balanchine plus three premieres including Triple Play by William Whitener and new ballets by Artistic Director Devon Carney and Jodie Gates. Kansas City Symphony and piano soloists perform the music of Tchaikovsky, Poulenc and Bernstein.

Performance Includes:

Fancy Free
Choreographer: Jerome Robbins
Composer: Leonard Bernstein
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Allegro Brillante
Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Peter I. Tchaikovsky
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Triple Play
Choreography: William Whitener
Music: Francis Poulenc
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Opus 1 (World Premiere)
Choreography: Devon Carney
Music: Franz Schubert
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Keep Me Wishing in the Dark (New Work)
Choreography: Jodie Gates
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
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The Jodie Gates world premiere is a co-commission of Kansas City Ballet and the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College for the New Dance Partners Project.

Learn more about this show!
• Visit the Kansas City Ballet Blog for behind-the-scenes information
• Read all of the media coverage
• Meet the dancers

Plus, you can learn more about the show when you join us an hour before the performance for The Belger Footnotes Series.

Tickets are available online or by calling the Kansas City Ballet Box Office at 816-931-2232.