Louisville Ballet’s 65th Season To Open With Innovative Program

By Ashlie Stevens for WFPL August 24, 2016 When you think ballet, you probably think of classic productions featuring dancers — tutus on, toes pointed — moving to impressive orchestral variations. But that’s not always the case. To highlight ballet’s evolution and technical range, Louisville Ballet’s Artistic and Executive Director Robert Curran has created an … Continued

Louisville Ballet presents STARS + STRIPES

We kick-off our 65th Anniversary Season with this dynamic opening production! THE KENTUCKY CENTER Whitney Hall 501 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 Friday, September 9, 2016 @ 8 PM Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 2 PM & 8 PM LOUISVILLE, KY, Thursday, August 18, 2016 – Louisville Ballet ignites our 65th Season with this … Continued

REVIEW- Dance imparts emotion of The Bard’s sonnets

Courier-Journal, Elizabeth Kramer- August 11, 2016 For the first time, the Louisville Ballet danced an outside concert on the Central Park stage, illustrating the works of Shakespeare with enthralling new work – and some from their repertoire – by company dancer Roger Creel. With “William’s Folly,” Creel took 22 of Shakespeare’s sonnets and organized them to … Continued

William’s Folly takes the Kentucky Shakespeare Stage

Louisville Ballet Performs In Central Park By Kathi E.B. Ellis Entire contents copyright © 2016 Kathi E. B. Ellis. All rights reserved. Originally appeared at arts-louisville.com Collaboration continues to be in the air in the Louisville arts community. This time around it’s not just that Kentucky Shakespeare’s community weeks embrace both a musical and ballet, but … Continued

REVIEW- Louisville Ballet collaboration caps Kentucky Shakespeare’s season

Insider Louisville, Eli Keel- August 12,2016 “Shakespeare in Dance” caps off Kentucky Shakespeare’s 11-week season in Central Park with an impressive collaboration with another important local arts group, the Louisville Ballet. The evening consists of three pieces, and while the first act is pleasing enough, with a stripped-down five-person “Othello” and the balcony scene from “Romeo and … Continued

Ballet based on Shakespeare’s sonnets premieres

Elizabeth Kramer, Courier-Journal- August 5, 2016 For several months, Louisville Ballet dancer Roger Creel has carried around now dog-eared pieces of paper – each imprinted with one of 22 William Shakespeare’s sonnets. Nearly every single small sheet is frayed at the edges. For the past several months, Creel has been referring often to them to … Continued

Sonnets in Dance

The Voice Tribune- August 4, 2016 The power of Shakespeare is undeniable. For hundreds of years, his stories have inspired countless productions and other art pieces, a legacy that appears to endure and strengthen with each passing century. In honor of that tradition, the Louisville Ballet and Kentucky Shakespeare are incidentally, the oldest free Shakespeare festival … Continued

Shakespeare in Dance

Shakespeare in Dance, in collaboration with Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, took place August 10th-14th on the Central Park stage.  Louisville Ballet performed selections from both Othello and Romeo and Juliet from our repertory and premiered William’s Folly, choreographed by Company Member, Roger Creel.  Here are some lovely images from the performance, taken by Sam English.  Thanks … Continued

Brown-Forman Nutcracker Children’s Cast Auditions are almost here!

It’s that time of year again! Soon our studios and hallways will be buzzing with aspiring mice, soldiers, party children (including Fritz!), Madame Derby’s jockeys and, yes, the always sweet angels that greet Marie and her Nutcracker prince upon arrival at the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy. If your young dancer has Nutcracker dreams, … Continued