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 ballet, with its inclusion of spoken word, singing, piano playing, lip-syncing and other conventions that are not typically included in “ballet.”

This time, Louisville Ballet resident choreographer Jervies is choreographing “The Firebird” – one of two parts of the company’s season-opening program, “Stravinsky,” Nov. 10 and 11 at The Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center for the Arts. The second part is choreographer George Balanchine’s “Rubies,” a movement from his acclaimed “Jewels,” also set to music by Stravinsky.



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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