We would like to welcome our new member and a community partner:
Kansas City Ballet.
Founded in 1957, Kansas City Ballet is a 30-member professional ballet company under the direction of Artistic Director Devon Carney and Executive Director Jeffrey J. Bentley. Kansas City Ballet offers an eclectic repertory ranging from the traditional classics to exciting contemporary ballets. Through its professional company, its second company (comprised of KCB II and Trainees) and its many community service programs, we seek to nurture and develop our artists, audiences and students in the values inherent in the creativity, diversity and joy of dance. The company reaches over 20,000 Kansas City students and adults each year through its community education and engagement programs and provides dance training through the Kansas City Ballet School.
Our home, the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity on the campus of Union Station, in conjunction with our Resident Company status at the world-class Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has truly positioned Kansas City as a Destination for Dance.
Kansas City Ballet presents Romeo & Juliet
Oct. 13-22, 2017
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
William Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy ranks among the world’s most enduring stories. Artistic Director Devon Carney brings us his interpretation of this classic masterpiece with soaring choreography and sweeping characters. Don’t miss one of the most popular ballets in the world, the fateful embrace of star-crossed lovers. Enjoy the music of Sergei Prokofiev performed live by Kansas City Symphony.
Special offer to our members and friends: 50% off of Zones B or C.
Contact us for more information.
We would like to introduce our new member: Park University.
Park University is a renowned private university of nearly 10,000 students located just north of downtown Kansas City in beautiful Parkville, MO. Park also features 4 campus centers in the Kansas City area (Downtown KC, Lenexa, Independence and Parkville) and 40 campus centers in the USA.
We would like to introduce a new member of our organization.
Lyric Opera of Kansas City, founded in 1958, is one of the nation’s premier regional opera companies and brings high quality live operatic performances to the people of the Kansas City area and a five-state region. Repertoire choices encompass original language performances of standard repertory as well as contemporary and American operas. Lyric Opera also offers innovative and award-winning programs designed to further music and arts education both in schools and in the community.
Mark your calendar.
Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
September 30, October 4 and 6 (7:30 pm) and October 8 (2:00 pm)
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – 1601 Broadway KCMO 64108
With this simple recipe for regret, Tchaikovsky turned Pushkin’s classic Russian novel into one of the world’s most beloved operas. Awash in aristocratic formality and extravagance, Onegin’s youthful disillusionment snowballs into a tragic love story saturated with drama, death, and desperation. Yet, along this cold, dark descent, Tchaikovsky never fails to flood us in famed arias, renowned ballroom dance numbers, and unforgettable moments.
Enjoy this classic Russian opera and receive a discount of 25% off regular ticket price by joining the Russian House of Kansas City group order.
Contact us for details and RSVP for group orders.
As a member of the Mid American Cultural Association, we would like to invite you to the Asian Cultural Festival. Our group is a participating in the event.
Date: April 29, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM - 7 PM
Location: Olathe East High School
14545 W. 127th St, Olathe KS 66062
Tickets: Adults - $10. Kids under 16 - free.
We will have a booth with craft and baked goods from Irina's Gourmet Bakery.
A few words about the festival events:
10:30 AM - Opening Ceremony.
12:30 PM - Outstanding Student Award. Our applicant for the Award is Gregory Hassler.
5:30 PM - Russian group "From Russia to America" will perform on stage.
Visit us at the festival!
Join and Support the Russian House of Kansas City!
As a member of the Mid-America Asian Cultural Association (MAACA), the Russian House of Kansas City is participate in their events. Gregory Hassler, a student at Blue Valley North High School and member of the Russian House of Kansas City, is a candidate for the 2017 Asian Outstanding Student Award.
The purpose of the 2017 Asian Outstanding Student Award is to recognize the outstanding students in our Asian communities. The selection criteria could include academic achievements, community involvement and volunteer work. High school seniors and juniors are eligible to receive this award.
We wish the best to Gregory!
The Ethnic Enrichment Festival in Swope Park is scheduled for August 18, 19 & 20, 2017.
The Russian Commission will be represented by the Russian House of Kansas City (Russian Cultural Association). We will have a food and craft booth and participate in the following events: Parade of Flags, Traditional Costume Fashion Show and Stage Performance (songs and dances).
The Festival Committee of the Russian House is working hard to plan our festival participation, and includes the following members of the Russian House:
Lana Yeager. Commissioner of Russia at EEC, a member of the EEC Festival Committee;
Ian Schmidt, The Alternate Commissioner of Russia at EEC;
Nikolay & Irina Yefremov, Irina's Bakery;
Tatiala Scanlan, Professor at JCCC;
Inga Vereshshagina, Sunquenn Art &
Viktoria Burge, a dance instructor.
Your Support Matters!
Volunteers of any ethnicity who love the Russian culture and language are welcome!
We need a group of volunteers (especially, men) to build the Russian booth.
We need volunteers to help us in the booth during the festival.
We need young volunteers to help us at the passport table at our booth. We encourage young people to participate in our events. One of them can be an EEC scholarship applicant from our organization.
We need volunteers in costumes to participate in the Fashion Show and Parade of Flags.
Festival Sponsors of the Russian Commission and the Russian House of Kansas City are the following businesses:
Kansas City Ru
Le Petit Garden
Tatiana Scanlan & Russian Language Program at JCCC
About Individual Donations and Business Sponsorship
We are looking for individual donations and business sponsorship which would help us in the Festival participation. It is important to mention that Russian House of Kansas City is registered as Russian Cultural Association in the State of Missouri. It is a nonprofit organization. Our organization doesn't have a 501(c)(3) status because we are very new. We are working on the application process. It takes time.
Thank you for your support!
As a member of the Ethnic Enrichment Commission we promote the EEC events and programs.
Every year the EEC offers the John Thomas & Carol C. Duncan Scholarship to a graduating high school senior who has been highly involved in the ethnic community and Ethnic Enrichment Commission events. Applicants are judged on the following criteria: ethnic involvement (including the ethnic festival and community involvement), scholarship (including grades and difficulty of courses taken), letter of recommendation from the country’s Commissioner, and the applicant essay. Strength in one area alone is not usually enough to win a scholarship. How you have been involved in your ethnic community and/or in Outreach or Ethnic Commission activities is of utmost importance, and you must communicate that in your application.
The Russian Commission scholarship applicant for the EEC Scholarship is open for members of the Russian House that are involved in our outreach events, and can be represented by any ethnicity.
We are very proud that this year the John Thomas & Carol C. Duncan Scholarship applicant is our member Anton Owens, a senior of the Olathe Northwest High School. We wish him the best!
Letter of Recommendation
I had the pleasure of knowing Anton Owens since he was 12 year old. We met at the Ethnic Enrichment Festival. He approached our group regarding participation at our booth to represent Russian Culture. We didn’t wait long, and he became our volunteer right away. From the first moment, Anton impressed me with his interest in promoting our culture and his ability to communicate with people especially children visiting the Festival. He was very passionate about Russia. Since then, every year, he was one of the people that proudly carried the Russian flag at the Festival Parade of Flags. He definitely was one of our best volunteers that year and later. Because of his qualities as being a responsible team member and his passion for promoting Russian Culture, I always count on him when his help as a volunteer is needed.
I became a friend with his Russian-American family. I know Anton as a very compassionate and straightforward person. Through the years, I learned that he is very open do different ideas and cultures, and always tries to learn more. The most important thing I see in Anton is his pride for his Russian-American heritage. He is a great promoter of the Russian culture and language among his friends and our community.
He is an insightful, sensitive, and deeply self-aware individual driven to explore and share his knowledge of the Russian culture with others. Anton always demonstrated openness to and empathy and respect for the opinions, feelings, and perspectives of people representing different cultures. Without hesitation I would say that in the upcoming festival he will be my right hand.
I strongly believe that all qualities that Anton possesses, and his participation at the events where Russia was presented, including his 5-year involvement with the Ethnic Enrichment Festival, would make him vastly qualify to be an EEC Scholarship recipient. He is definitely deserves it.
I am certain that Anton is going to continue to do great and creative things in his future. He is talented, caring, intuitive, dedicated, and focused in his pursuits in promoting diversity in our community. Anton is truly a stand-out individual with great appreciation of his Russian heritage and culture.
Mrs. Lana Yeager
Commissioner of Russia