A ballet about the transforming power of love, William Whitener’s A Midsummer Night's Dream is based on William Shakespeare’s popular
comedy about the romantic misadventures of
two mortal couples and the king and queen of the fairies.
Set to Mendelssohn’s
captivating score, Kansas City Ballet’s production features the full company
of dancers, 11 students from Kansas City Ballet School, the women of the
Kansas City Chorale and actors who recite excerpts from the play.
The program also features the return of Toni Pimble’s dynamic
and breathtaking Concerto Grosso, plus Jessica Lang’s stunning pas
de deux, Splendid Isolation III. All performed with
music by the Kansas City Symphony.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Choreography: William Whitener
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Splendid Isolation III
Choreography: Jessica Lang
Music: Gustav Mahler
Choreography: Toni Pimble
Music: Ernest Bloch
Please join us an hour before the performance for Footnotes.
Tickets are available online or by calling the Kansas City Ballet Box Office at 816-931-2232.