Dance Speaks: The Wizard of Oz
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.
Photographer: Kenny Johnson / Dancer: Amanda DeVenuta