“Love is Funny”: An Étoile Original by Annie Honebrink

I remember the way it felt the first time. I remember the way each breath was shimmery and each heart beat held its breath waiting for the next pulse. I was afraid the moment would end — afraid the giddy beat inside my chest would disappear. I remember standing on the ledge, staring longingly at … Continued

Press: Short Film Slam brings the Louisville Ballet to the silver screen on Thursday

By Eli Keel for Insider Louisville May 8,2019 Every four months, the Louisville Film Society and Speed Cinema partner to bring short films to the big screen, many by Louisville-based filmmakers. On Thursday, May 9, they’ll have a third partner, albeit a somewhat unofficial one, when Sanjay Saverimuttu of the Louisville Ballet brings the film “Amid Exes … Continued

Press: Brandon Ragland’s Emerging Leader award and ‘Dance Out Loud’ performance cap an exciting Louisville Ballet season

By Eli Keel for Insider Louisville April 25, 2019 When the  2019-20 season of the Louisville Ballet got moving, Brandon Ragland’s original work, “Force Flux,” debuted amid an exciting mixed program at the Brown Theatre. Then he was chosen as a member of the 2019 Hadley Creatives. On Sunday, April 28 — only three weeks … Continued

Press: Louisville Ballet to co-host free screening of ‘Danseur,’ a doc about male dancers who often face bullying

By Sara Havens for Insider Louisville April 11, 2019 In February, the Louisville Ballet presented “Human Abstract,” a program that explored the complexities of human relationships through two male lead dancers. Sadly, the organization received a slew of homophobic letters and messages before the show and even some protesters outside the Kentucky Center during the evening performances. … Continued

Press: A season of imagination: What’s in store for Louisville Ballet in 2019-20

By Kathryn Gregory for The Courier Journal March 21, 2019 It’s a season of imagination. The Louisville Ballet is reaching into the farthest depths of creativity to bring you its 2019-20 season, which features classics like “The Brown-Forman Nutcracker” and the “Choreographer’s Showcase” alongside several world premieres, including a collaboration with Kentucky-based artists to create … Continued

Press: Raise the Barre with the Louisville Ballet

By Megan Heinsohn for Louisville Magazine March 15, 2019 Ever wonder how your moves would measure up next to a ballerina on the dance floor? This is your chance to dance with some of the most flexible athletes in the city. This Saturday, you won’t want to miss the Louisville Ballet’s Raise the Barre, a … Continued

Press: Louisville Ballet Announces 2019-2020 ‘Season Of Imagination’

By Ashlie Stevens for WFPL March 14, 2019 The Louisville Ballet has released details for its 2019-2020 season, dubbed the “Season of Imagination.” In a written statement, Robert Curran, Louisville Ballet artistic and executive director, said the company is always working to tell stories in a creative and thrilling way. “We will continue to imagine … Continued

Review: Shattering The Space

Review by Samantha Morrison for Arts-Louisville.com March 2, 2019 Human Abstract opens with a conversation between a group of collaborators. The discussion is at times joyful and creative, at times aggressive and adversarial. It is a declaration of the intentions of the piece, creative experience with a different definition, one that will break the fourth … Continued