Sun., Aug. 5, 1:30 p.m. and Wed., Aug. 8, 1:30 p.m. 2012
was first staged in 1877 by Marius Petipa, ballet's most hallowed choreographer. Today's high-def presentation of the piece (title translates to "the temple dancer") is a Paris Opera Ballet production reworked for the company by Rudolf Nureyev. Ballet at its finest, people. See it at the Tivoli (4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-5222) today and (or Sunday, August 5) at 1:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15. See tivolikc.com
for information and tickets.