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Review of opening night,Giselle,October 9th.


The Kansas City Star

``Giselle'' thrives on integrity and discipline.

The Kansas City Ballet has grown into such a versatile company that we sometimes forget the extent of its achievements in the very style it purports to espouse: ballet.

Thursday's performance of "Giselle" at the Lyric Theatre reminded us of this company's strengths in the classics. The integrity of line and form in their telling of this 19th-century tale made the almost-too-conventional story ballet into something compelling.

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The Kansas City Star

Nutcracker' succeeds on two levels:

“The Nutcracker” tries to be two things at once: a community effort with lots of kids onstage and a classical ballet. The synergistic cohabition of these two elements has made it a perennial success in nearly every city in America, including Kansas City.

At Friday's opening of the Kansas City Ballet's monthlong run of this holiday favorite, it was the professional dancers who gave the performance its special energy. Their seasoned and at times exceptional dancing was the real reason ballet fans will want to see this show.

Exceptional dancing and intriguing choreography make the Kansas City Ballet's “The Nutcracker” a winner. The show will resume on Friday and run weekends through Dec. 28.Snowflakes dance the snow forest scene of Act 1 of “The Nutcracker,” in Kansas City Ballet's production of the classic ballet

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By PAUL HORSLEY The Kansas City Star

See them spin, see them whirl'

Kansas City Ballet's diverse winter program has many memorable moments

It's hard to know which of the disparate works on the Kansas City Ballet's winter program will remain in the memory longer. One left a lasting impression for peerless choreography, one for densely conceived narrative and one for the sheer delight in Peggy Lee's voice.

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