By Kathi E.B. Ellis for WFPL
Today is Valentine’s Day. And as many are celebrating their romantic relationships, the Louisville Ballet is unveiling its so-called 2018-2019 Season of Romance.
“Romeo & Juliet and Human Abstract take on the darker side of love and passionate romance, while Cinderella and The Brown-Forman Nutcracker delight us with the joyful aspects of romance,” explained Producing and Artistic Director Robert Curran.
And, in what is becoming a signature of Curran’s vision, this season also promises more collaborations with diverse artists.
There is a familiar rhythm to the season, with the ever-popular Nutcracker anchoring the holiday season, in partnership with live music from the Louisville Orchestra. There are two full-length ballets: Cinderella, staged by former Artistic Directors Alun Jones and Helen Starr and, opening the season, Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Adam Hougland, one of the Louisville Ballet’s commissioned choreographers.