Dance Speaks: The Wizard of Oz

Septime Webre, Devon Carney
Acclaimed choreographer Septime Webre, who created and choreographs the Kansas City Ballet’s upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz, headlines a discussion of the imaginative adaptation of the beloved book and 1939 film. Among those joining him: KC Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Program: 
6:30 pm
What does it take to build a ballet—like the Kansas City Ballet’s upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz—from scratch?

Acclaimed choreographer Septime Webre, who created and choreographs the imaginative adaptation of the beloved book and 1939 film, headlines a discussion of the undertaking, which arose from a more than $1 million collaboration among the Kansas City Ballet, Colorado Ballet and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Also among the panelists: KC Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney.

Webre is Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Ballet. His The Wizard of Oz, featuring original costumes, sets, projections, and special effects, premieres October 12-21 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

The event is co-presented by the Kansas City Ballet as part of its adult education series, Dance Speaks.
 

Image note:
Photographer: Kenny Johnson  /  Dancer: Amanda DeVenuta