Press: If you love ‘The Nutcracker,’ this exhibit is for you

By Carolyn Tribble Greer for LOUISVILLE BUSINESS FIRST November 8th, 2017 Is the annual Louisville Ballet performance of “The Nutcracker” an important part of your holidays? If so, then the Frazier History Museum has a new exhibit for you. The downtown Louisville museum will present “Nutcracker the Exhibition: 60 Years of Magic and Majesty,” starting … Continued

Review: Two ballets celebrate ‘Stravinsky!’

By Jo Anne Triplett for LEO WEEKLY November 8th, 2017 Contemporary life likes to shake things up to make them, well, more modern. Bourbon is added to ice cream, stores are open on Thanksgiving for Christmas shopping, and a classical ballet now focuses on refugees. The Louisville Ballet is presenting “Stravinsky!” with two ballets by … Continued

Preview: Reimagining ‘Firebird’ — Louisville Ballet resurrects a classic to give it new life

By Eli Keel for INSIDER LOUISVILLE November 7th, 2017 This weekend, the Louisville Ballet premieres “Stravinsky!,” two pieces set to the music of seminal early 20th-century composer Igor Stravinsky. The first piece is the George Balanchine classic “Rubies,” originally performed by the New York City Ballet in 1976. It delivers — once again — on artistic director Robert Curran’s early … Continued

Press: 60 Years of the Nutcracker on display at the Frazier History Museum

By WDRB for WDRB November 6th, 2017 The Frazier History Museum and the Louisville Ballet present Nutcracker the Exhibition: 60 Years of Magic and Majesty. The exhibition opens on Thursday November 9, 2017 and runs through Sunday, January 7, 2018. Nutcracker the Exhibition: 60 Years of Magic and Majesty will feature original costumes and costume designs, … Continued

Preview: In ‘Stravinsky,’ Louisville Ballet Revisits Classics With A Modern Lens

By Kathi E.B. Ellis for WFPL October 31st, 2017 Choreographer Lucas Jervies is back in town. If you’re a subscriber to the Louisville Ballet, you probably saw the world premiere of “Human Abstract” last April, a ballet that was co-conceived with the seven dancers in the cast.  “Human Abstract” may have shifted your definitions of what constitutes … Continued

Press: A different kind of balance – The Ballet rebrands with the help of a Louisville icon

By Eli Keel for INSIDER LOUISVILLE August 31st, 2017 When beloved a Louisvillian, artist Julius Friedman, began his ultimately fatal battle with cancer, he also was just starting on a collaboration with the Louisville Ballet, in conjunction with ad agency Mightily. The project was a reimagining of one of Friedman’s most iconic images — the single pink point … Continued

Review: Connecting The Dots

By Keith Waits for ARTS-LOUISVILLE October 1st, 2017 When Robert Curran states in his opening remarks that this program will make you feel like you are “in” the dance and not just watching it, it is exactly the point of Studio Connections. This year Curran structures the show to illustrate both fundamental concepts behind ballet … Continued

Review: Lady in the Storm

By Kathi E.B. Lewis for ARTS-LOUISVILLE August 10, 2017 This week sees the closing of Kentucky Shakespeare’s 57th season of free, continuous, outdoor Shakespeare productions, making it the oldest company of its kind in the country. To mark the second and final Community Partner Week, they are teaming up with the Louisville Ballet, one of … Continued

Ballet, music make ‘Lady Lear’ a fresh take on Shakes

By Eli Keel for LEO WEEKLY August 9, 2017 Kentucky Shakespeare’s parade of excellent community partners culminates this week as it hosts The Louisville Ballet’s “Lady Lear,” an ambitious, new work inspired by “King Lear.” Last summer, Louisville Ballet teamed with KY Shakes to present choreographer Roger Creel’s “William’s Folly,” a new work based on … Continued

Review: ‘Lady Lear’ is an exciting addition to two canons: Kentucky Shakespeare and Louisville Ballet

By Eli Keel for INSIDER LOUISVILLE August 10, 2017 “Lady Lear,” the last show of Kentucky Shakespeare’s 57th season, opened Wednesday night in Louisville’s Central Park. An audience of more than 500 sat in the unreasonably lovely August evening to watch a bold and exciting production by the Louisville Ballet, created by two of Louisville’s rising stars, … Continued