NEWS: Discover Cleopatra, the woman who remade history, in Louisville Ballet’s “Cleopatra: Queen of Kings”

Uncover the mystery behind the powerful woman who rede ned history in Louisville Ballet’s Cleopatra: Queen of Kings. Choreographed by Erica De La O and produced by Roger Creel, Cleopatra: Queen of Kings is the fourth installment in Louisville Ballet’s partnership with Kentucky Shakespeare’s Festival in Central Park and runs July 31 – August 4, … Continued

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

I stand in the wings, preparing for my entrance. I don’t think my heart has stopped fluttering since I first read my name next to “Marie” on the cast sheet. I am nineteen years old. I run onto the stage, the nerves staying behind in the wings. The audience, stage, and bosses’ eyes disappear, and … Continued

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

I can still feel the way the notes used to move me. It didn’t matter where I was — surrounded by people in a crowded mall or alone in my bedroom — music told my body to dance, and I listened. I was unrestrained abandon. Sometimes the sounds told me to jump around and move … Continued

“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