Review: Lady in the Storm

By Kathi E.B. Lewis for ARTS-LOUISVILLE

August 10, 2017

This week sees the closing of Kentucky Shakespeare’s 57th season of free, continuous, outdoor Shakespeare productions, making it the oldest company of its kind in the country. To mark the second and final Community Partner Week, they are teaming up with the Louisville Ballet, one of the oldest ballet companies in the country – a fine pairing.

Following on from last summer’s first Ballet in the Park, choreographer Roger Creel continues his exploration of Shakespeare through movement and dance. Last season it was an exploration of the love triangle in the sonnets, Will’s Folly, this time he tackles one of Shakespeare’s late, great plays, King Lear. Once again his music collaborator is Scott Moore, who has created a suite of music for the ballet.

I come to this experience both as a balletomane and as a lover of Shakespeare – both curious and cautious of how the cross-genre exploration will go – while recognizing that in that crossover some things get left out and others amplified.



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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