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 that the Louisville Ballet week features a brand new work, William’s Folly, which brings together a selection of Shakespeare’s sonnets, original live music and new choreography. What a combination!

Roger Creel first embraced Shakespeare and dance with his Sonnets in Blue for the 2015 Choreographers Showcase. This time he is expanding on those ideas, and introducing live music, rather than using pre-recorded tracks.

Back in 2015 the performer of sonnets was Kentucky Shakespeare actor Tony Milder. Kentucky Shakespeare artistic director Matt Wallace saw a performance and reached out to the Louisville Ballet. Independently Scott Moore, a Louisville-based musician, had also reached out to the Ballet to indicate an interest in collaborating. All this eventually led to a meeting between Robert Curran, Roger Creel and Scott Moore.  Read the full Article


November 11-14 2021
The Brown Theatre
Choreography by Robert Curran
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchakiovsky

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The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

December 11-23, 2021
Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center
Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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January 12-22, 2022
Louisville Ballet Studios

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Spotlight Series: Impressionism to Jazz

March 3-5, 2022
The Brown Theatre
A mixed repertory evening featuring:


Choreography by George Balanchine

Music: "Pelléas et Mélisande" + "Shylock" by Gabriel Fauré

In G Major

Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Music: "Piano Concerto in G Major" by Maurice Ravel

World Premiere Work

Music by Louisville-based Jazz Composer and Musician, Dick Sisto

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Sleeping Beauty

March 31 - April 2, 2022
The Brown Theatre
Choreography by Adam Hougland
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchakiovsky

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