Join us for an endearing story-based ballet of a young housemaid’s determined belief in happiness and the transforming power of love. Ballet Wichita’s production is re-imagined in 1920s Vienna, inside the “Glass Slipper Cafe.” Set to the music of Johann Strauss, Jr., Artistic Director’s Alex Ossadnik’s three-part fairy tale ballet is humorous, charming, and entertaining enough for audiences of all ages.
A slightly reduced version can be seen for free in parks around Wichita, during our Ballet in the Park series.
Alex Ossadnik’s rendition of this timeless classic delighted audiences for the first time last year. His traditional, yet original and at times surprising telling of the story is guarantied to infuse the holidays with magic, warmth, joy and just a touch of humor.
Tickets available in December.
Back by popular demand for 2 performances. Come see what the buzz was all about!
Pursuit – it’s a big word and a bigger idea. It speaks to your desires and aspirations: your life’s work, and so much more. We’re tackling this large idea – pursuit – with some of the most creative thinkers in Wichita. We’ll be showcasing their work with our dancers on the runway in a first ever collaborative project we’re calling “Runway PURSUIT”.
Choreographed by Ballet Wichita’s Artistic Director, Alex Ossadnik, the show includes Art & Dinner, Dance, High Fashion, Original Music, & Great Company. It’s about celebrating the incredibly inspired, creative work happening in Wichita in one of the best places in town to have a great time.
The show features the incomparable work of the design team at the Eric Fisher Salon and the EF Academy; the amazing dresses by Alicia Ybarra (Vanya Designs) and Tonya Jones (Miss Diva Clothing), music by Torin Anderson and endlessly talented Ballet Wichita dancers.
Locations and Times To Be Announced
All is well for the young couple, Swanhilda and Franz until….
When Dr. Coppelius introduces his latest creation, a life size mechanical girl doll named Coppelia, Franz falls head over toe in love with her perfect beauty the day before his wedding. Distrought, Swanhilda and her incomparable friends convince Coppelius to devise a plot, making Franz choose between his eyes and his heart. A heartwarming tale of true love with a good dash of humor and a splash of serenity.
A slightly reduced version can be seen for free in parks around Wichita. Locations and dates TBA