Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: “Words” by Annie Honebrink

Words are a haven. A rest for the soul. A release for the spirit. Healing for brokenness.   Words are power. Power to heal, soothe, forgive. Power to anger, rile, incite. Words can bring people to their knees—hurting, healing, rejoicing, rebuilding. Funny how sometimes the words not said are the ones that hurt the most. … Continued

Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: “January” by Annie Honebrink

January is a bittersweet month.  Sweet because it is my birth month—and Christmas always goes until my birthday. Bitter because Christmas ends—and Christmas is magic. January is a Goodbye and a Hello. Time to reflect; time to look forward. January is sledding down the trusty old hill even though the grass is still poking through … Continued

Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: “Magic” by Annie Honebrink

Christmas is magic. It sweeps me away. Back to childhood. Joy. Innocence. Nutcracker is Christmas. It sweeps me away. Into imagination. Into a new world—but a familiar one. For as long as I can remember I’ve been carried by the magic of Nutcracker. As a child I would place costumes on my parents couch and … Continued

Press: Frazier Museum’s Nutcracker Exhibit Enhances This Holiday Tradition

By Kathi E.B. Ellis for WFPL November 29th, 2017 This holiday season, “The Nutcracker” continues a Louisville tradition that’s lasted decades. This year’s motto for the Louisville Ballet’s Brown-Forman Nutcracker is “everything it’s  cracked up to be.” And the Ballet is adding lots of ancillary programming to live up to this assertion. The most substantial … Continued

Press: Breaking down ‘The Nutcracker’ – Special exhibit explores 60 years of magic and artistry

By Simon Meiners for COURIER JOURNAL November 27th, 2017 For six decades, the Louisville Ballet has given the community one of its most beloved holiday traditions: The Nutcracker Ballet. This year, the Frazier Museum pays homage to this local take on a Russian classic with “Nutcracker the Exhibition: 60 Years of Magic and Majesty.” The one-of-a-kind exhibit at the Frazier … Continued

Press: Frazier History Museum and Louisville Ballet team up for ‘Nutcracker’ retrospective

By Eli Keel for INSIDER LOUISVILLE November 11th, 2017 Louisville has its share of holiday traditions, including the Louisville Ballet‘s “Nutcracker,” a crowd favorite that has been in production locally for 60 years. That’s a lot of memories, and this holiday season you can look back at some of those memories and what it took to … 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

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