Louisville Ballet Choreographers’ Showcase touches on Derby, immigrating to America, and ‘The Wasteland’

By Eli Keel for Insider Louisville

Each year, the Louisville Ballet gives its dancers a chance to step to the front of the rehearsal room as they create new works for the company’s Choreographers’ Showcase.

With the beginning of Robert Curran’s tenure as head of the company, the showcase has also featured a guest choreographer, a theme and a more rigorous application process that aims to bring out top-notch work from the emerging artists in the company.

This year’s theme is “narrative,” and each of the four pieces attempts to tell a story, stepping away from the more abstract aspects of some contemporary ballets. Insider spoke with three of the choreographers about their process and inspiration.

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