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Kansas City Ballet – A Musical Evening with Ramona

Members of the Kansas City Ballet Bolender Society gathered on January 23rd at Hallbrook Country Club for A Musical Evening with Ramona: The Music of Tchaikovsky with Ramona Pansegrau, music director. The festive event featured a cocktail and refreshment reception and special performances by Second Company dancers. Bolender Society members were thrilled by Devon Carney’s announcement of the 2020-2021 season, which features Michael Pink’s Dracula, Devon’s own Cinderella, and George Balanchine’s Jewels.

Ramona Pansegrau, Kansas City Ballet, led Barbara Storm, Suzanne Shank, Peggy Dunn, and Peggy Beal through “Dance of the Little Swans,” also known as “Dance of the Cygnets.”


Christopher Ruud, Kansas City Ballet, with Angela and Larry Bedell

Also featured in the March 7, 2020 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Larry F. Levenson


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