In Collaboration on Human Abstract

By Kathi E.B. Ellis for

“Collaboration” has been a watchword for Louisville Ballet Producing and Artistic Director Robert Curran from long before he came to Louisville. Jack Productions, a company Curran co-founded in Melbourne, was grounded in partnerships and collaborations, including with choreographer Lucas Jervies who created the first iteration of Human Abstract with that company.

This iteration of Human Abstract may be the most complex collaboration yet for the Louisville Ballet. Jervies is once again in Louisville, choreographing his third ballet for the Louisville Ballet, creating this ballet on seven of the company’s dancers, and working with three artists from Louisville Visual Art who together are conjuring the scenic aspects of the production; and they, in turn, are working in close conjunction with the lighting designer to integrate light sources into the three-dimensional stage structures.

And all in six weeks.

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