“Love is Magic”: An Étoile Original by Annie Honebrink

I stand in the wings, preparing for my entrance. I don’t think my heart has stopped fluttering since I first read my name next to “Marie” on the cast sheet. I am nineteen years old. I run onto the stage, the nerves staying behind in the wings. The audience, stage, and bosses’ eyes disappear, and … Continued

“Music is Love”: An Étoile Original by Annie Honebrink

I can still feel the way the notes used to move me. It didn’t matter where I was — surrounded by people in a crowded mall or alone in my bedroom — music told my body to dance, and I listened. I was unrestrained abandon. Sometimes the sounds told me to jump around and move … Continued

“Love is Funny”: An Étoile Original by Annie Honebrink

I remember the way it felt the first time. I remember the way each breath was shimmery and each heart beat held its breath waiting for the next pulse. I was afraid the moment would end — afraid the giddy beat inside my chest would disappear. I remember standing on the ledge, staring longingly at … Continued

Press: How do you interpret love and loss? With neon lights, ballet dancers

By Caleb Weigandt for Courier Journal February 15th, 2019 Love, isolation, heartbreak. You may think you have heard this story before in fair Verona, but you’ve probably never seen it quite like this.  Spearheaded by esteemed choreographer and director Lucas Jervies , the Louisville Ballet  and Louisville Visual Art have teamed up to present a rendition of Jervies’ own “Human Abstract.” … Continued

Press: Louisville Ballet, KyCAD partner for unique performance

By Gina Glaros for WDRB February 1st, 2019 Louisville Ballet and the Kentucky College of Art and Design are partnering for the first time for a one-of-a-kind show that’s taking place Friday and Saturday. They’re hoping technology will play a role in satisfying longtime fans and attracting newcomers. The bitterly cold week didn’t keep Louisville … Continued

Review: In A Remarkable Choreographers Showcase, Louisville Ballet Continues To Innovate

By Kathi E.B. Ellis for WFPL February 2nd, 2019 This year’s Choreographers Showcase — #ChorShow — is a show that’s unlike any other program the Louisville Ballet has produced. It follows in the tradition of company members, and sometimes guests, creating new pieces of dance. There the similarities fade. This year’s show is in a non-traditional space; … Continued

Press: Free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival announces powerhouse 2019 season

By Kathryn Gregory for Courier Journal February 10th, 2019 This summer, the free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival will deliver 58 performances of seven different productions over a 10-week period. Sounds daunting, but for the thespians who make Shakespeare their craft, it’s all part of the plan.  “It’s not overwhelming at all,” Producing Artistic Director Matt Wallace said. He … Continued

Press: Bring your phone and come ready to explore at Louisville Ballet and KyCAD’s #ChorShow

By Eli Keel for Insider Louisville January 31st, 2019 The Louisville Ballet’s “Choreographers’ Showcase” is always one of its season’s most interesting offerings, with multiple choreographers trying out new work, often with a bigger and better trained group of dancers than they’ve worked with before. This year promises to be something special. Teaming with the Kentucky College … Continued