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

Press: 60 Years of the Nutcracker on display at the Frazier History Museum

By WDRB for WDRB November 6th, 2017 The Frazier History Museum and the Louisville Ballet present Nutcracker the Exhibition: 60 Years of Magic and Majesty. The exhibition opens on Thursday November 9, 2017 and runs through Sunday, January 7, 2018. Nutcracker the Exhibition: 60 Years of Magic and Majesty will feature original costumes and costume designs, … Continued

Preview: In ‘Stravinsky,’ Louisville Ballet Revisits Classics With A Modern Lens

By Kathi E.B. Ellis for WFPL October 31st, 2017 Choreographer Lucas Jervies is back in town. If you’re a subscriber to the Louisville Ballet, you probably saw the world premiere of “Human Abstract” last April, a ballet that was co-conceived with the seven dancers in the cast.  “Human Abstract” may have shifted your definitions of what constitutes … Continued

Press: New take on iconic poster celebrates artist, ballet

By Jo Anne Triplett for LEO WEEKLY October 11th, 2017 A ballet pointe shoe resting atop an egg. How simple — and how odd. The two do not normally go together. And yet that vision by the late designer Julius Friedman became an iconic poster of international renown. “Toe on Egg,” as it became known, … Continued

Press: A different kind of balance – The Ballet rebrands with the help of a Louisville icon

By Eli Keel for INSIDER LOUISVILLE August 31st, 2017 When beloved a Louisvillian, artist Julius Friedman, began his ultimately fatal battle with cancer, he also was just starting on a collaboration with the Louisville Ballet, in conjunction with ad agency Mightily. The project was a reimagining of one of Friedman’s most iconic images — the single pink point … Continued

Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: “Learning the Other Side” by Annie Honebrink

Most of ballet is fun.  Like the music and the costumes and the pink slippers.  Even the not fun parts like the sweating and sore muscles and remembering steps and corrections is fun.  Christmas was the best time of year.  And with Christmas came Nutcracker.  And with Nutcracker came performing.  But before you got to … Continued

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

I remember my heart beating a little faster and my legs not wanting to stay still. I remember not wanting to blink, taking it all in. I remember stunning costumes and breathtaking music. The soft patter of pointe shoes lightly tapping the stage floor. I remember feeling big inside. Full. The ride home was constant … Continued

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

I am always inspired by the ability movement has to express emotion.  The way human bodies can be shaped, formed, and moved to embody a certain feeling or idea.  The way limbs can speak stories—the stories of the soul.  The ones too difficult to be translated into words.  The ones that are often times beyond … Continued

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

Funny how much we can learn from children. How they can remind us how to love. How to look. How to laugh. Funny how they can see with their hearts and listen with their eyes. And their big wide gazes can penetrate those deep dark places we hide inside. The ones we’d rather forget exist. … Continued

The Brown-Forman Nutcracker: Special Events!

Drosselmeyer’s Workshop Saturday, December 9, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 Saturday, December 23, 2017 11:30 AM – 1 PM The Kentucky Center Join Drosselmeyer the toymaker and the children’s casts from The Brown-Forman Nutcracker for holiday fun and festivities at a pre-show party before each Saturday matinee performance of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker! Tickets are $25 per … Continued