Kansas City Ballet Presents Jekyll & Hyde

October 13-22, 2023

kansas city ballet presents jekyll & hyde

A tale of a dark mind and shady streets

A North American Premiere 

Witness the psychological torment and self-destruction of Henry Jekyll, a morally upright and well-mannered doctor, as he struggles against the vile urges of his alter ego Edward Hyde in Victorian England. This North American premiere of Val Caniparoli’s newest ballet focuses on the eternal struggle of good versus evil as it plays out within one man.

The ballet’s narrative is framed as a feverish hallucination of the novella’s author, Robert Louis Stevenson himself, as he imagines the tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. As the story progresses, the lines between reality and fiction become blurred, with the world of the mental hospital returning and Stevenson realizing he has unleashed a monster, the dark side of all of our better selves, through his writing of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Parental discretion is advised.

Hear from the Choreographer

Teaser Video


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