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Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou Romeo

Photo by Malana Bradford

Stepping into the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Kansas City takes your breath away. The building itself is so beautiful that even if the show your were attending disappointed, it wouldn’t be a wasted trip.

“Romeo and Juliet”, put on by the Kansas City Ballet is currently being performed at The Kauffman Center, and I can assure you it did not disappoint.  

The three act ballet, set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev, was absolutely beautiful. It was interesting to see the classic story by Shakespeare put into another art form, with no words. The emotions that were portrayed through body movement alone was simply moving.

My favorite scene, unsurprisingly, was the balcony scene. Juliet, danced by Angelina Sansone, has such chemistry with Romeo, Luke Luzicka. I truly felt they were experiencing some forbidden love.

By the end of the performance, I was not surprised to hear people in the crowd crying. While I was not impressed to the point of tears, I did thoroughly enjoy the night. Every member that danced deserved the standing ovation they received.