A Statement on COVID-19

Esteemed Patrons of Louisville Ballet – Keeping the safety and well-being of our patrons, dancers, staff, friends, family and those yet known to us is in the forefront of our minds, and we want to be as proactive and agile as possible in our response to the Coronavirus global pandemic. As such, Louisville Ballet has … Continued

Press: Growth of UK Dance Program ‘Amplified’ in Concert, Conference

By UKNow March 3, 2020   The growth of the Dance Program at University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance takes center stage for the next two weekends on campus as the department presents its annual dance concert, “Amplified,” followed by the American College Dance Association’s South Conference. On the eve of the program’s 10th anniversary, the conference will marks … Continued

Press: Carnegie Hall Launch Party

By The Voice-Tribune March 4, 2020   On Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, Jim and Sara Haynes invited friends and arts patrons to their home in Glenview to a Carnegie Hall Launch Party. The event celebrated the recently announced performance upcoming at Carnegie Hall for the Louisville Orchestra on February 20, 2021. Teddy Abrams, LO music director, … Continued

Stanton Welch AM’s “Velocity” – Choreographer’s Notes

A high-speed riff on traditional ballet technique for eight men and eight women, Velocity pays homage to classical conventions in a contemporary manner. “Velocity is true classical dance at its most agile and exciting,” commented Welch. “I’m playing with the speed and agility of classical ballet. This work tests the limits and talents of the … Continued

Andrea Schermoly’s “at High” – Choreographer’s Notes

at High is a piece born out of a title suggestion originally made by artistic director Robert Curran. I was immediately struck by a feeling of what it is to be away, ascended or departed from one’s current life looking back on a time, and a place where one is not able to return to. … Continued

George Balanchine’s “Serenade” – Choreographer’s Notes

The first performance of Serenade was on June 10, 1934, by students of the School of American Ballet, at Felix Warburg’s estate, White Plains, New York. Serenade is a milestone in the history of dance. It is the first original ballet Balanchine created in America and is one of the signature works of New York … Continued

Ronald Hynd’s “The Merry Widow” – Choreographers’ Notes

In 1969, towards the end of my dancing career with the Royal Ballet, I was persuaded – somewhat reluctantly – to create a piece for the Royal Ballet Choreographic Group. It was based on the Greek myth of Queen Pasiphae, who fell in love with a bull and conceived the minotaur – half man, half … Continued

“Second Chances”: An Étoile Original by Erica Rucker

You are given a second chance. You can recreate any moment of your life, what would it be? Maybe it’s a marriage to someone else. Running naked through your high school cafeteria. Perhaps, instead, a new job or selling painted seashells on the beach. Think hard, tonight is your chance to take a minute for … Continued

Review: Will Egypt Be Great Again?

By Keith Waits For Arts-Louisville.com August 1, 2019 As the twilight enveloped the stage in Central Park, I was aware of how a gentle breeze caught the gauzy fabric that adorned some of the dancers. It was a simple accent to the graceful movements, a small thing really, but we never get that effect onstage in … Continued