Press: From Cambodia to Mozart, Louisville Ballet opens two world premieres

By Kathryn Gregory for The Courier Journal

October 11,2018

The Louisville Ballet is at it again, stretching the boundaries of what it offers to local audiences hungry for new, inspiring productions.

This weekend, it offers two world premieres and a Balanchine classic with “Mozart,” an evening of ballet dedicated to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

For Artistic and Executive Director Robert Curran, the 2018-19 season — which kicked off last month with a production of “Romeo + Juliet,” — gives Louisville Ballet an opportunity to turn a common misconception about the arts in regional America on its head.

“There is vibrancy here, there is creativity here, there is generosity here. And if we want to be a place where everyone wants to live — we need business, we need economic development, we need infrastructure. But all of that is boring without the arts, and nobody wants to live in a boring city,” he previously told Courier Journal.

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