“Pas de deux” is the ballet term for a type of duet. In Kansas City Ballet’s production of Carmina Burana, Oct. 12-21, two couples were cast to perform a pas de deux. Each couple performs the number different nights of the show’s run, depending on when their ‘cast’ is scheduled.

Learn more about the difficulty of partnering and perfecting the pas de deux in this video from the two casts; Rachel Coats & Anthony Krutzkamp and Angelina Sansone & Geoffrey Kropp.