Review: Rhythms In The Magic

By Kathi E.B. Ellis for Arts-Louisville.com August 3, 2018 The penultimate offering of the 2018 Kentucky Shakespeare Festival season is the Louisville Ballet’s third Shakespeare adaptation. This year the team of choreographer Roger Creel and composer Scott Moore take on The Tempest, widely acknowledged as being one of a cluster of Shakespeare’s final plays. As … Continued

Review: Poetry In Motion

By Keith Waits for Arts-Louisville January 23,2018 Mixing artistic disciplines can be risky. Every parody of pretentious modern performance art juxtaposes severe, humorless movement with abstract, portentous spoken word poetry, so you might say it took courage for Robert Curran to set a task of merging spoken word verse with new dances from seven young … Continued

Review: Brown-Forman Nutcracker Looks As Fresh As Ever

By Kathi E.B. Ellis for WFPL December 15th,2017 It always feels like the holiday season is officially underway once I’ve seen “The Nutcracker.” This oh-so familiar holiday tradition is as endemic to the season as “A Christmas Carol” or, in recent years, “Santaland Diaries” or the plethora of popular songs that mark this time of … Continued

Review: Louisville Ballet’s Interpretation Of Stravinsky Is Disturbing, Evocative, Powerful

By Kathi E.B. Ellis for WFPL November 11th, 2017 With the opening of the Louisville Ballet’s current mainstage season on Friday night, Louisville’s fall arts season is now truly in full swing. Producing Artistic and Executive Director Robert Curran has paired together two ballets set to music by Stravinsky. First on the program is Balanchine’s … 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

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

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

Review: Exquisite in Every Aspect

by Valerie Canon for Arts Louisville “The closing production of Louisville Ballet’s 65th Anniversary seasons started with a curtain speech by the current director, Robert Curran and included statements by past directors Bruce Simpson and Alun Jones. It was a wonderful tribute to an amazing history. “The Prologue” shares the christening of the baby Aurora. … Continued