Tickets on sale now for Program 4, Spotlight Series: Impressionism to Jazz, and all-new Sleeping Beauty
LOUISVILLE, KY – Louisville Ballet is continuing its celebration of the company’s 70th Anniversary Season with a line-up of exciting spring productions. This season’s spring schedule includes the recently added Program 4, Spotlight Series: Impressionism to Jazz, and Sleeping Beauty. Tickets are available for all productions and on sale now.
“Louisville Ballet is thrilled to continue our 70th Anniversary Season return to the stage by bringing three innovative, dynamic, and powerful productions to our audiences this spring,” said Robert Curran, Artistic Director for Louisville Ballet. “We invite our community to join the celebration – experience new world premiere choreography, works by ballet luminaries George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, and collaborative performances with a range of Louisville-based artists and musicians, all performed live by our incredible Louisville Ballet dance artists.”
Louisville Ballet is also celebrating the launch of the Dysart Award, an annual prize with international reach recognizing choreographers on the rise. Program 4, the first spring season production, includes new work by inaugural Dysart Award winner, Anne Jung.
Details about each of the performances including dates, locations, and a brief summary are below. Tickets for all spring shows start at just $35 each and are available for purchase on the Louisville Ballet website now or by calling the Louisville Ballet box office at (502) 583-2623. Choreograph Your Own season tickets are still available for spring and offer the best seats for the best prices. Purchase season tickets here.
February 17, 18 & 20, 2022 | Bomhard Theater, The Kentucky Center | Choreography by Robert Barry Fleming, Adam Hougland, Anne Jung, and Brandon Ragland
A mixed-repertory production with a focus on artistic collaboration, Program 4 features works performed by Louisville Ballet artists with choreography by Robert Barry Fleming, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Executive Artistic Director; Adam Hougland, Louisville Ballet Resident Choreographer; Brandon Ragland, Louisville Ballet Company Artist; and Anne Jung, 2021/2022 Dysart Award inaugural winner and Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company Artist. Guest artists include Louisville-based singer and songwriter, Carly Johnson, and poets/spoken-word artists Hannah Drake, Isiah Fish, and Lance G. Newman II.
Meet Dysart Award winner Anne Jung and find out more about Program 4 with this short “Behind the Curtain” video.
Program 4 works include:
Burn Your Fears: Choreography by Adam Hougland. Original music performed live by Carly Johnson + Friends
Hydra: Choreography by Robert Barry Fleming, Music by John Adams, Camille Jones, + Bjork
#fourwithsix: Choreography by Anne Jung (2021/2022 Dysart Award Winner), Music by Charlie Hayden + Pat Metheny
I AM: Choreography by Brandon Ragland, Music composed by Ezio Bosso. With live spoken word performances by guest artists Hannah Drake, Isiah Fish, + Lance G. Newman II
SPOTLIGHT SERIES: IMPRESSIONISM TO JAZZ
March 3-5, 2022 | The Brown Theatre | Choreography by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Andrea Schermoly (World Premiere)
Launching Louisville Ballet’s new mixed repertory Spotlight Series, this season’s Impressionism to Jazz marks the musical connections between Impressionism and Jazz with iconic American ballet works – George Balanchine’s Emeralds and Jerome Robbins’ In G Major – combined with an exciting world premiere by Resident Choreographer Andrea Schermoly, featuring music by Louisville-based Jazz musician and composer, Dick Sisto.
Spotlight Series: Impressionism to Jazz works include:
Emeralds: 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: Choreography by Andrea Schermoly. With music composed and performed live by Louisville-based Jazz Composer and Musician, Dick Sisto
NEW THIS SEASON: SLEEPING BEAUTY
March 31- April 2, 2022 | The Brown Theatre | Choreography by Adam Hougland (World Premiere) | Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Scenic Design by Marion Williams | Costume Design by Alexandra Ludwig
Working alongside frequent collaborator and scenic designer Marion Williams, Louisville Ballet Resident Choreographer Adam Hougland brings a vibrant, reimagined vision to this ballet classic – an all-new production inspired by stylized mid-century glamor and mixed with a dash of humor and fairy-tale romance. All new sets and costumes. Classical music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky will be performed by a live orchestra.
Louisville Ballet remains 100% committed to undertaking any and all measures to keep our artists, staff, and audiences safe. Louisville Ballet supports Kentucky Performing Arts’ (KPA) policy of requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend all performances at any KPA venue. These venues include The Kentucky Center, Brown Theatre, and Old Forester’s Paristown Hall. KPA’s current mask requirements will also continue at this time. Find the most current COVID-19 prevention guidelines at kentuckyperformingarts.org. Please note that there will be no on site COVID-19 testing available.
ABOUT LOUISVILLE BALLET
Louisville Ballet, led by Artistic Director Robert Curran, is an evolved, but accessible form of artistic expression that boldly and beautifully communicates stories both classic and new. We exist to move, to evoke emotion, to provoke thought, and to challenge perceptions. We are artists, athletes, and activists. We are inventors and inspirers. We have been one of the nation’s leading ballet companies since 1952. As the official State Ballet of Kentucky, we have hosted some of ballet’s biggest names including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharp, and Wendy Whelan, performed for tens of thousands of people, and reached over 20,000 school children throughout the Commonwealth with educational programs annually.