Louisville Ballet Choreographers’ Showcase touches on Derby, immigrating to America, and ‘The Wasteland’

By Eli Keel for Insider Louisville Each year, the Louisville Ballet gives its dancers a chance to step to the front of the rehearsal room as they create new works for the company’s Choreographers’ Showcase. With the beginning of Robert Curran’s tenure as head of the company, the showcase has also featured a guest choreographer, … Continued

Review: After 7 Years, ‘The Brown-Forman Nutcracker’ Still Has It

By Kathi E.B. Ellis for 89.3 WFPL This Thursday saw the opening performance of the Louisville Ballet’s second, and final, weekend of their annual production of “The Brown-Forman Nutcracker.” Now seven years into this iteration of the holiday favorite, kudos must go to the storage and maintenance staff whose work has ensured that sets and … Continued

The magician behind the new magic in Louisville Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

By Eli Keel for Insider Louisville People often use the word “magical” to describe an evening at the ballet, or that special feeling they get during the holidays. But in the case of the Louisville Ballet’s version of “The Brown-Forman Nutcracker,” the magic is built into the production. Marshall Magoon is a Bay Area illusionist … Continued

Louisville Ballet presents THE BROWN-FORMAN NUTCRACKER

Embrace the holiday season with our beautiful classic –  this year with NEW MAGIC!   THE KENTUCKY CENTER Whitney Hall 501 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 December 10-22, 2016 Choreography by Val Caniparoli Music by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky Sets and costumes by Peter Cazalet Louisville, KY (November 8, 2016) – Louisville Ballet is again proud … Continued

Laser artists to add glimmer to ballet’s ‘Swan Lake’

  By Elizabeth Kramer for the Courier-Journal “We’ve got lasers everywhere, but we can’t shoot them off at the same time or we’ll be burning people’s retinas,” said artist Garrett Crabtree. No. This is not a recreation of “Star Wars.” Crabtree is talking about the laser designs he and artist Ryan Daly are creating for … Continued

Louisville Ballet presents SWAN LAKE

Experience a radically beautiful interpretation of the classic tale: THE BROWN THEATRE 315 W. Broadway Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 @ 8 PM Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 @ 2 PM & 8 PM   Choreography by Robert Curran after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov Music by Pyotor Ilyich Tchaikovsky Designs by Ryan Daly, Garrett Crabtree, Tiffany Woodard and … Continued

Review: Mixed Program Opens Louisville Ballet’s 65th Season

By Kathi E.B. Ellis for WFPL September 12, 2016 The Louisville Ballet is one of the oldest ballet companies in the country, and this year it’s celebrating its 65th anniversary with a year-long celebration. The programming kicked off this weekend with “Stars and Stripes,” which included the works of American-adopted Balanchine, modern dance icon Twyla Tharp … Continued

Review | Ballet’s ‘Stars + Stripes’ eye-popping

By Elizabeth Kramer for The Courier-Journal September 10, 2016 Increasingly in recent years, dance performances have become events at notable art museums such as the Museum of Modern Art. But choreographers have long found inspiration in and ways to work with visual artists. The Louisville Ballet’s artistic and executive director Robert Curran made his intentions … Continued

Louisville Ballet kicks off 65th season with ‘Stars + Stripes’

By Eli Keel for Insider Louisville September 6, 2016 The Louisville Ballet kicks off its 65th season this weekend with the mixed program “Stars + Stripes,” featuring the works of George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp and a world premiere from the Ballet’s executive and artistic director Robert Curran. Along for the ride is local collaborator Letitia Quesenberry and … Continued

Louisville Ballet’s 65th Season To Open With Innovative Program

By Ashlie Stevens for WFPL August 24, 2016 When you think ballet, you probably think of classic productions featuring dancers — tutus on, toes pointed — moving to impressive orchestral variations. But that’s not always the case. To highlight ballet’s evolution and technical range, Louisville Ballet’s Artistic and Executive Director Robert Curran has created an … Continued