Photo Flash: First Look at Kansas City Ballet's SWAN LAKE, Opening Tonight

The 58th season of Kansas City Ballet continues with the enchanting tale of SWAN LAKE with choreography by Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov and the mesmerizing score of Peter I. Tchaikovsky. The production will be accompanied by Kansas City Symphony conducted by Kansas City Ballet Music Director Ramona Pansegrau and runs tonight, Feb. 19, through Feb. 28 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the dancers onstage below!

SWAN LAKE is the classic story of the beautiful but cursed Swan Queen Odette, her passionate Prince Siegfried, and the love that unites them for all eternity. Based on Russian folktales and with themes of good versus evil, the power of love and the fate of innocence, SWAN LAKE blends Tchaikovsky's magnificent melodies and the mesmerizing corps of dancers in an unforgettable spectacle.

Tracing its origins back to 1895 and famed choreographer Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, SWAN LAKE centers on Odette, the queen of a flock of female swans. In KC Ballet's production, the flock is comprised of up to 24 swans as part of lavish corps de ballet scenes. Typically, regional, single-company productions consist of only 12.

Cynthia Gregory, famed prima ballerina formerly with American Ballet Theater and considered one of the finest interpreters of the dual role of Odette/Odile, will be in Kansas City to coach the female leads in this technically complex and artistically challenging role.

Tickets may be purchased by telephone at 816.931.8993, in person at the Kansas City Ballet Box Office located at the Bolender Center at 500 W. Pershing Rd. (west of Union Station) or with "Select Your Own Seat" capability online at kcballet.org. Tickets also may be purchased at the Kauffman Center Box Office.

Photo Credit: Brett Pruitt & East Market Studios

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Photo Flash: First Look at Kansas City Ballet's SWAN LAKE, Opening Tonight
KC Ballet's SWAN LAKE

Photo Flash: First Look at Kansas City Ballet's SWAN LAKE, Opening Tonight
KC Ballet's SWAN LAKE

Photo Flash: First Look at Kansas City Ballet's SWAN LAKE, Opening Tonight
KC Ballet's SWAN LAKE

Photo Flash: First Look at Kansas City Ballet's SWAN LAKE, Opening Tonight
KC Ballet's SWAN LAKE

Photo Flash: First Look at Kansas City Ballet's SWAN LAKE, Opening Tonight
KC Ballet's SWAN LAKE

Photo Flash: First Look at Kansas City Ballet's SWAN LAKE, Opening Tonight
KC Ballet's SWAN LAKE

Photo Flash: First Look at Kansas City Ballet's SWAN LAKE, Opening Tonight
KC Ballet's SWAN LAKE

Photo Flash: First Look at Kansas City Ballet's SWAN LAKE, Opening Tonight
KC Ballet's SWAN LAKE

Photo Flash: First Look at Kansas City Ballet's SWAN LAKE, Opening Tonight
KC Ballet's SWAN LAKE

Photo Flash: First Look at Kansas City Ballet's SWAN LAKE, Opening Tonight
KC Ballet's SWAN LAKE

Photo Flash: First Look at Kansas City Ballet's SWAN LAKE, Opening Tonight
KC Ballet's SWAN LAKE

Photo Flash: First Look at Kansas City Ballet's SWAN LAKE, Opening Tonight
KC Ballet's SWAN LAKE

Photo Flash: First Look at Kansas City Ballet's SWAN LAKE, Opening Tonight

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