PRESS: Inside Andrea Schermoly’s Arctic “Rite of Spring” at Louisville Ballet

by Kyra Laubacher for Pointe Magazine, May 17, 2021 South African–born choreographer Andrea Schermoly is no stranger to challenges, and she’s often on the move. Among an extensive portfolio of productions created for companies worldwide, she has also tackled reimaginings of Martha Graham’s Appalachian Spring and Judith as one of three artists in residence at … Continued

PRESS: You can’t cancel Christmas. How these Louisville theaters are keeping holiday magic alive

by Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal Louisville, KY— The letter canceling “The Nutcracker” arrived in the heat of late July. It wasn’t exactly a surprise, but Kelli Archer still dreaded having to tell her 14-year-old daughter, Kate, she would not be performing in “The Brown-Forman Nutcracker” with the Louisville Ballet. The unyielding coronavirus pandemic and continued … Continued

Watch Making a Moving Artist

Louisville Ballet Company Dancer Sanjay Saverimuttu hasn’t let studio shutdown keep him from getting creative this summer. Starting in May, when so many of us found ourselves primarily contained to our homes, Sanjay used this time to start an Instagram interview series, done live and then captured for viewing anytime via Louisville Ballet’s Instagram site … Continued

Welcome to Dance Practice!

We’re so excited to launch Dance Practice, our new Louisville Ballet podcast. Hosted by Louisville Ballet Artistic Director, Robert Curran, and Louisville Ballet Marketing Director, Natalie Harris, Dance Practice gives you, the listener, a closer look at what it takes to create today’s dance experiences. Through discussions – with artists, production teams, engaging patrons and … Continued

Uncovering Trust and Discovering Joy: Reflections on the “Exploring Movement” Partnership with Young Elementary

by Elizabeth Matthews, Louisville Ballet Outreach Program Manager In fall 2019, through sponsorship from The Gheens Foundation, Louisville Ballet introduced a new Exploring Movement Partnership Residency at Whitney M. Young Elementary. This program engaged every Young Elementary third grade student in an eight-week dance residency with LB teaching artists. The program culminated with participants attending … Continued

Stanton Welch AM’s “Velocity” – Choreographer’s Notes

A high-speed riff on traditional ballet technique for eight men and eight women, Velocity pays homage to classical conventions in a contemporary manner. “Velocity is true classical dance at its most agile and exciting,” commented Welch. “I’m playing with the speed and agility of classical ballet. This work tests the limits and talents of the … Continued

Andrea Schermoly’s “at High” – Choreographer’s Notes

at High is a piece born out of a title suggestion originally made by artistic director Robert Curran. I was immediately struck by a feeling of what it is to be away, ascended or departed from one’s current life looking back on a time, and a place where one is not able to return to. … Continued

George Balanchine’s “Serenade” – Choreographer’s Notes

The first performance of Serenade was on June 10, 1934, by students of the School of American Ballet, at Felix Warburg’s estate, White Plains, New York. Serenade is a milestone in the history of dance. It is the first original ballet Balanchine created in America and is one of the signature works of New York … 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

SWAN LAKE

November 11-14 2021
The Brown Theatre
Choreography by Robert Curran
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchakiovsky

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The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

December 11-23, 2021
Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center
Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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ChorShow

January 12-22, 2022
Louisville Ballet Studios

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Spotlight Series: Impressionism to Jazz

March 3-5, 2022
The Brown Theatre
A mixed repertory evening featuring:

Emeralds

Choreography by George Balanchine

Music: "Pelléas et Mélisande" + "Shylock" by Gabriel Fauré

In G Major

Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Music: "Piano Concerto in G Major" by Maurice Ravel

World Premiere Work

Music by Louisville-based Jazz Composer and Musician, Dick Sisto

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Sleeping Beauty

March 31 - April 2, 2022
The Brown Theatre
Choreography by Adam Hougland
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchakiovsky

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