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KC Performs

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About KC Performs

Kansas City PBS is proud to present a new arts series created by award-winning producer Brad Austin, in collaboration with the Kansas City performing arts community. KC Performs brings together a variety of groups and disciplines to perform in some of the most iconic landmarks in Kansas City. Thirty-minute compilations stitch together short pieces of ballet, jazz, opera and drama presented by some of Kansas City’s most talented performers.

KC Performs KC Performs | Deploying Poetry to Say Their Names

Glenn North’s new poem, “I Sing Their Names,” celebrates Kansas City Black history.

KC Performs KC Performs | S#arp Women Celebrate ‘Another Hat’

KC Performs presents "Another Hat," a song from "Overture: The Musical," created by S#arp Women.

KC Performs KC Performs | Rachmaninoff Inspires Moving Dance Performance

The Owen/Cox Dance Group and Kansas City Chorale collaborate on “And The Darkness Has Not Overcome It,” backed by an achingly beautiful composition by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

KC Performs KC Performs | The Poetry of Allen Ginsberg Set to Music and Dance

The Ballet Street Project interprets Allen Ginsberg’s “Wichita Vortex Sutra.”

KC Performs KC Performs | A Quixotic New Year’s Day Celebration

Quixotic performs as part of "KC Performs," a new show on Kansas City PBS that lends a broadcast stage to performers whose venues have been darkened by the pandemic.

KC Performs KC Performs | Musical Theater Heritage Belts Out ‘Santa Fe’

Musical Theater Heritage performs "Santa Fe" on "KC Performs," a new show on Kansas City PBS.

KC Performs KC Performs | Kansas City Ballet’s ‘Look Here, Love’

The Kansas City Ballet performs “Look Here, Love,” created in collaboration with choreographer Helen Pickett as part of “KC Performs,” a new show on Kansas City PBS.

KC Performs KC Performs | Abigail Stahlschmidt and Ballet Street Project

Abigail Stahlschmidt teams up with Ballet Street Project to perform “Christmas Countdown” as part of "KC Performs" on Kansas City PBS.

KC Performs KC Performs | A Moving Piece by Pianist Anastasia Vorotnaya

Watch Anastasia Vorotnaya's moving performance of "Sonata No. 2." Vorotnaya is one of 30 students at Park International Center of Music.

KC Performs KC Performs | Creating Performance Spaces Outside

Enjoy Musical Theater Heritage's production of "Send in the Clowns" from Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" performed by Melinda MacDonald.

KC Performs KC Performs | This Ballet Number is Bound to Mesmerize

Get swept away in dancer Whitney Huell's magical performance of "What Angel Wakes Me" from "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" Act III, Scene I.

KC Performs KC Performs | Choreographing Transition From Stage to Film

Independent choreographer Helen Pickett collaborated with the Kansas City Ballet to create a dance film for "KC Performs."

KC Performs KC Performs | A Sneak Peek at KC Rep's 'A Christmas Carol'

Here's a sneak peek at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre's reimagined "A Christmas Carol," which will air on Kansas City PBS at 7 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2020,

KC Performs KC Performs | Ballet Street Project Gives Us a Lift

The Ballet Street Project was created by local ballet dancers pushed off their normal stage by the COVID-19 pandemic.

KC Performs KC Performs | Park ICM Provides Precious Training Ground for World-Class Soloists

A performing arts treasure can be found at the Park International Center for Music, a renowned program at Park University.

KC Performs KC Performs | A Jazzy Romp Through ‘Union Station’

The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra plays "Union Station" on KC Performs.

KC Performs KC Performs | ‘Ghost Light’ Song Will Haunt You… In a Good Way

Jessica Page sings "Pennybrook Lane" on "KC Performs."

KC Performs KC Performs | Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s Art of Improvisation

The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra plays "Ain't Nobody Like My Baby" for "KC Performs.

KC Performs KC Performs | New Program Celebrates KC’s Performing Arts

“KC Performs,” a new program developed by Kansas City PBS, is designed to help close the gap between artists and audiences during the pandemic.