"In the first weekend of Kansas City Ballet’s Celebration of Dance, you’ll enjoy three ballets including a KC premiere by Matthew Neenan. George Balanchine’s Diamondsrecalls the order and grandeur of Imperial Russia and the Maryinsky Theater, where Balanchine was trained. It is the third and final ballet of Balanchine’s Jewels and is a glorious culmination of beauty and elegance. Petite Mort, translated from French, means “little death” and it passionately depicts the vulnerability of our lives. Jirí Kylián holds world-wide acclaim and has been one of the most influential voices in the progression of dance in the past decades, and this tour de force is an absolute “must see” with its Kansas City premiere. All music performed by Kansas City Symphony."
*description borrowed from Kansas City Ballet website.