Review: Louisville Ballet’s ‘Swan Lake’ Is A Visual Delight

By Kathi E.B. Ellis for WFPL Robert Curran’s revisioning of “Swan Lake” opened at the Brown Theatre on Friday, and the production largely succeeded in executing a careful balance among artistic progress, the use of new technologies and tradition. Continuing the Louisville Ballet’s commitment to working with local visual artists and expanding how audiences consider scenic design, this … Continued

‘Swan Lake’ | Sharp focus on gorgeous choreography

By Elizabeth Kramer for the Courier-Journal Add Louisville Ballet’s Robert Curran to the record of those who have reimagined the iconic ballet “Swan Lake” with its lush score from Tchaikovsky, beautifully played by the Louisville Orchestra on Friday night. While Curran’s choreography remained true to the ballet’s tradition with much of it rooted it in the … 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

Brown-Forman Nutcracker Children’s Cast Auditions are almost here!

It’s that time of year again! Soon our studios and hallways will be buzzing with aspiring mice, soldiers, party children (including Fritz!), Madame Derby’s jockeys and, yes, the always sweet angels that greet Marie and her Nutcracker prince upon arrival at the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy. If your young dancer has Nutcracker dreams, … Continued

Bonnie Dance in Fokine’s ‘The Dying Swan’ from Louisville Ballet’s first production

Our performance story began on March 16, 1952 as Bonnie Dance danced Fokine’s The Dying Swan for our first audience. As dance writer George Hubbard wrote about the experience, “Ther was one swan and one cello; it was The Dying Swan. It could have easily turned into a wild goose chase or a dead duck, but … Continued

Process Captured: Images from the creation of Robert Curran’s new work

Hard work in progress captured by photographer Sam English as Artistic & Executive Director Robert Curran workshops his original piece that will premiere as part of our 2016-2017 opening production, Stars + Stripes.  Last week we had Yassou, the band creating original music for this choreography, in the studio with us.

Prelude 2016: An Event in Support of Louisville’s Waterfront Botanical Gardens

The official start of summer reminded us of the gloriously beautiful day we experienced while performing as part of Prelude 2016: an event in support of creating Louisville’s own Waterfront Botanical Gardens. What an amazing setting for choreography by two of our Company Dancers, Sanjay Saverimuttu and Ryan Stokes, performed to live music by two … Continued