Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: “Home” by Annie Honebrink

My grandma was a quilter. Each stitch by hand. Thousands of tiny stitches, each piece of thread weaving a story into the blanket. Passed down from parent to child. Gifts at graduations, weddings. Newborn babies wrapped in the warm embrace of the colorful patches. If you have multiple colors in a quilt, one of the … Continued

Review: Connecting The Dots

By Keith Waits for ARTS-LOUISVILLE October 1st, 2017 When Robert Curran states in his opening remarks that this program will make you feel like you are “in” the dance and not just watching it, it is exactly the point of Studio Connections. This year Curran structures the show to illustrate both fundamental concepts behind ballet … Continued

Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: “Enchantment” by Annie Honebrink

Enchant. Mesmerizing, Captivating movement. As we all come together and Unite. Unite And breathe as one, Allowing the music To pave the path and tell our limbs To move. To move Together and Create a song that draws Us in, forever in our hearts— Pulling. Pulling Our souls, singing Us awake, tugging at Those hidden … Continued

Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: “A Small World After All” by Annie Honebrink

In “Stage + Studio” this week, Louisville Ballet’s Annie Honebrink reflects on beginning ballet.  When you are three years old there is not a lot in your repertoire for a ballet performance. Most three year old performances involve mostly skipping around stage and following the teacher in a series of ballet steps. Typically there are a … Continued

Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: “Sometimes” by Annie Honebrink

In this week’s Stage + Studio, Louisville Ballet’s “Studio Connections” takes center stage as dancer Annie Honebrink reflects on the relationship between music and emotion. Sometimes the hard times are easier to write than the good. Because when my heart is breaking, when my soul is twisting—I have to release the songs inside. Because sometimes … Continued

Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: “Ballet Rehearsal” by Annie Honebrink

Louisville Ballet dancer Annie Honebrink shares a poem about ballet rehearsal. On their knees, tiny little hands pressed against the studio window, wide eyes gazing with wonder at the dancers. Rehearsing. All process and no arrival. Not the dancers in fancy costumes and layers of makeup to hide imperfections. The dancers with stage-lights and scenery … Continued

Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: “Songs from the Past” by Annie Honebrink

Louisville Ballet dancer Annie Honebrink reflects on rehearsing for Choreographers’ Showcase and how it connects to her past. Blood. That’s what my dad calls his brother. Blood. Genes. Those imperceptible threads that link us together. Weave in and out. Around and through. Welding us together in that unbreakable chain, Family. We can run or hide. … Continued

Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: “Homecoming” by Annie Honebrink

As the Louisville Ballet Season kicks off, dancer Annie Honebrink describes how it feels to come home in this week’s “Stage + Studio.” The first day of the season is a reunion.  Hugs, squeals, fast paced chatter.  Summer for us usually means travel, visiting friends and family, finding work, and trying to stay in shape.  … Continued

Review: Lady in the Storm

By Kathi E.B. Lewis for ARTS-LOUISVILLE August 10, 2017 This week sees the closing of Kentucky Shakespeare’s 57th season of free, continuous, outdoor Shakespeare productions, making it the oldest company of its kind in the country. To mark the second and final Community Partner Week, they are teaming up with the Louisville Ballet, one of … Continued

Ballet, music make ‘Lady Lear’ a fresh take on Shakes

By Eli Keel for LEO WEEKLY August 9, 2017 Kentucky Shakespeare’s parade of excellent community partners culminates this week as it hosts The Louisville Ballet’s “Lady Lear,” an ambitious, new work inspired by “King Lear.” Last summer, Louisville Ballet teamed with KY Shakes to present choreographer Roger Creel’s “William’s Folly,” a new work based on … Continued