Review: ‘Human Abstract’ Is Tangible Evidence Of Louisville Ballet’s Vision

by Kathi E.B. Ellis for 89.3 WFPL This ensemble works at a technical and aesthetic level that is the strongest and most compelling that I’ve seen at the Louisville Ballet and, as stated earlier, the company’s work in other contemporary works has been of a high caliber. Whatever aspects of this multi-national, artist-centered, personally-energizing collaboration … Continued

Louisville Ballet tackles love and loss through visual arts

by Elizabeth Kramer for Courier-Journal When Australian choreographer Lucas Jervies flew into Louisville almost six weeks ago, it was a homecoming of sorts. He first came to here in 2015 to create a new work for the Louisville Ballet. This time, Jervies returned to create a work stemming from an idea he hatched with his friend and former colleague Robert Curran, … Continued

Louisville Artists at the Louisville Ballet

by Eileen Yanoviak of Burnaway.org In April 2015, the then relatively new Louisville Ballet director Robert Curran initiated a series of collaborations with Louisville artists to produce scenery and costumes for ballet productions. Artists, with little or no background in theater, were faced with such tasks as reimagining classics like Swan Lake or bringing to … Continued

Louisville Ballet’s ‘Human Abstract’ is a challenging and multidisciplinary exploration of love

By Eli Keel for Insider Louisville Curran wants the work to challenge both the audience as well as the dancers. “I’m so proud of the work, it’s so confronting — there’s no nudity and no overt violence — it’s just not conventional,” he says. “It’s going to be challenging.” He notes that challenging the audience can be … Continued

Stage + Studio: A Louisville Ballet Blog- A Pathway of Creations by Annie Honebrink

Love is the universal thread that weaves humanity together.  All souls have loved or been loved—have felt the thousands of ways in which that same force manages to manifest itself.  To love and be loved is, quite likely, the deepest and most fervent desire of every human spirit.  For this reason have composers, actors, painters, … Continued

Stage and Studio: Experiencing Art. Experiencing Life. by Annie Honebrink

We are launching a weekly blog series called Stage and Studio, written by Louisville Ballet Company member Annie Honebrink!  Be sure to check in each Friday to read the next installment. This week, Annie touches on the history of Louisville Ballet’s spirit of collaboration and what it means for the future: Experiencing Art. Experiencing Life. … Continued

Swan Lake re-imagined: Meet the artists

As part of their 65th Anniversary Season, Louisville Ballet premiered a new Swan Lake – a classical ballet now re-imagined as virtual reality – in the fall of 2016. Artistic & Executive Director, Robert Curan, chose three Louisville-based visual artists – Ryan Daly, Garrett Crabtree and Tiffany Woodard – to help create the designs that, … Continued

Meet the Artists and Designers behind our new interpretation of SWAN LAKE

Swan Lake is, without question, a workhorse. Even if you have never seen a live production, you most likely feel like you have. Swan Lake is the epitome of ballet, for better and for worse, and ballet companies often rely on its appeal. And there is so much to find appealing – a handsome, conflicted … Continued

Laser artists to add glimmer to ballet’s ‘Swan Lake’

  By Elizabeth Kramer for the Courier-Journal “We’ve got lasers everywhere, but we can’t shoot them off at the same time or we’ll be burning people’s retinas,” said artist Garrett Crabtree. No. This is not a recreation of “Star Wars.” Crabtree is talking about the laser designs he and artist Ryan Daly are creating for … Continued

Louisville Ballet presents SWAN LAKE

Experience a radically beautiful interpretation of the classic tale: THE BROWN THEATRE 315 W. Broadway Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 @ 8 PM Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 @ 2 PM & 8 PM   Choreography by Robert Curran after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov Music by Pyotor Ilyich Tchaikovsky Designs by Ryan Daly, Garrett Crabtree, Tiffany Woodard and … Continued