Press: ‘A season of love.’ Inside Louisville Ballet’s love story for the city

By Kathryn Gregory for The Courier Journal

August 29, 2018

It’s a season of love.

Romeo and Juliet. The Nutcracker. Cinderella.

The 2018-19 Louisville Ballet season is sure to delight, inspire and make audiences swoon with its combination of modern, cutting-edge choreography and lithe, dreamlike storytelling.

Led by Artistic and Executive Director Robert Curran, the upcoming season will showcase the talent of its 25-member company and 22 trainees along with unique collaborations with the Kentucky College of Art and Design and Louisville Visual Art.

“Each of the productions [in the upcoming season] was chosen because they reflect different sides of romances — the dark side, the joyful side, the complexities and the endless variations. It’s also important to realize that this season is about ‘romance’ between Louisville Ballet and our Louisville community,” Curran said.

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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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