Press: Frazier Museum’s Nutcracker Exhibit Enhances This Holiday Tradition

By Kathi E.B. Ellis for WFPL November 29th, 2017 This holiday season, “The Nutcracker” continues a Louisville tradition that’s lasted decades. This year’s motto for the Louisville Ballet’s Brown-Forman Nutcracker is “everything it’s  cracked up to be.” And the Ballet is adding lots of ancillary programming to live up to this assertion. The most substantial … Continued

Press: Breaking down ‘The Nutcracker’ – Special exhibit explores 60 years of magic and artistry

By Simon Meiners for COURIER JOURNAL November 27th, 2017 For six decades, the Louisville Ballet has given the community one of its most beloved holiday traditions: The Nutcracker Ballet. This year, the Frazier Museum pays homage to this local take on a Russian classic with “Nutcracker the Exhibition: 60 Years of Magic and Majesty.” The one-of-a-kind exhibit at the Frazier … Continued

Press: Frazier History Museum and Louisville Ballet team up for ‘Nutcracker’ retrospective

By Eli Keel for INSIDER LOUISVILLE November 11th, 2017 Louisville has its share of holiday traditions, including the Louisville Ballet‘s “Nutcracker,” a crowd favorite that has been in production locally for 60 years. That’s a lot of memories, and this holiday season you can look back at some of those memories and what it took to … Continued

Review: Louisville Ballet’s Interpretation Of Stravinsky Is Disturbing, Evocative, Powerful

By Kathi E.B. Ellis for WFPL November 11th, 2017 With the opening of the Louisville Ballet’s current mainstage season on Friday night, Louisville’s fall arts season is now truly in full swing. Producing Artistic and Executive Director Robert Curran has paired together two ballets set to music by Stravinsky. First on the program is Balanchine’s … Continued

Press: If you love ‘The Nutcracker,’ this exhibit is for you

By Carolyn Tribble Greer for LOUISVILLE BUSINESS FIRST November 8th, 2017 Is the annual Louisville Ballet performance of “The Nutcracker” an important part of your holidays? If so, then the Frazier History Museum has a new exhibit for you. The downtown Louisville museum will present “Nutcracker the Exhibition: 60 Years of Magic and Majesty,” starting … Continued

Review: Two ballets celebrate ‘Stravinsky!’

By Jo Anne Triplett for LEO WEEKLY November 8th, 2017 Contemporary life likes to shake things up to make them, well, more modern. Bourbon is added to ice cream, stores are open on Thanksgiving for Christmas shopping, and a classical ballet now focuses on refugees. The Louisville Ballet is presenting “Stravinsky!” with two ballets by … Continued

Preview: Reimagining ‘Firebird’ — Louisville Ballet resurrects a classic to give it new life

By Eli Keel for INSIDER LOUISVILLE November 7th, 2017 This weekend, the Louisville Ballet premieres “Stravinsky!,” two pieces set to the music of seminal early 20th-century composer Igor Stravinsky. The first piece is the George Balanchine classic “Rubies,” originally performed by the New York City Ballet in 1976. It delivers — once again — on artistic director Robert Curran’s early … Continued

Press: 60 Years of the Nutcracker on display at the Frazier History Museum

By WDRB for WDRB November 6th, 2017 The Frazier History Museum and the Louisville Ballet present Nutcracker the Exhibition: 60 Years of Magic and Majesty. The exhibition opens on Thursday November 9, 2017 and runs through Sunday, January 7, 2018. Nutcracker the Exhibition: 60 Years of Magic and Majesty will feature original costumes and costume designs, … Continued

Preview: In ‘Stravinsky,’ Louisville Ballet Revisits Classics With A Modern Lens

By Kathi E.B. Ellis for WFPL October 31st, 2017 Choreographer Lucas Jervies is back in town. If you’re a subscriber to the Louisville Ballet, you probably saw the world premiere of “Human Abstract” last April, a ballet that was co-conceived with the seven dancers in the cast.  “Human Abstract” may have shifted your definitions of what constitutes … Continued

Press: New take on iconic poster celebrates artist, ballet

By Jo Anne Triplett for LEO WEEKLY October 11th, 2017 A ballet pointe shoe resting atop an egg. How simple — and how odd. The two do not normally go together. And yet that vision by the late designer Julius Friedman became an iconic poster of international renown. “Toe on Egg,” as it became known, … Continued