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

In this week’s Stage + Studio, Louisville Ballet dancer Annie Honebrink explores the decisions that led her to become a professional ballet dancer. I like the safe road. The one more traveled by. The one where you can clearly see the end point. The destination is sure. Set. Secure. I like to know where I’m … Continued

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

Most art, in my experience, tells a story.  At times that story can be simple—perhaps nothing more than an embodiment of an idea or emotion.  Some have characters, others not.  The characters can be complex and deeply developed; vague and ambiguous; clear and transparent.  The realm of creation is endless. When I teach the Ballet … 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

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

Review | Ballet’s ‘Stars + Stripes’ eye-popping

By Elizabeth Kramer for The Courier-Journal September 10, 2016 Increasingly in recent years, dance performances have become events at notable art museums such as the Museum of Modern Art. But choreographers have long found inspiration in and ways to work with visual artists. The Louisville Ballet’s artistic and executive director Robert Curran made his intentions … Continued

HOW THEY FADE: from Louisville Ballet’s STARS + STRIPES

Footage from this video features music composed and performed by YASSOU, artwork by visual artist and scenic designer Letitia Quesenberry and choreography from Artistic & Executive Director Robert Curran’s world-premiere piece, ‘How They Fade’. Join us for STARS + STRIPES September 9-10 at the Kentucky Center. Purchase your ticket now for this incredible performance experience … Continued

Louisville Ballet’s 65th Season To Open With Innovative Program

By Ashlie Stevens for WFPL August 24, 2016 When you think ballet, you probably think of classic productions featuring dancers — tutus on, toes pointed — moving to impressive orchestral variations. But that’s not always the case. To highlight ballet’s evolution and technical range, Louisville Ballet’s Artistic and Executive Director Robert Curran has created an … Continued

Louisville Ballet presents STARS + STRIPES

We kick-off our 65th Anniversary Season with this dynamic opening production! THE KENTUCKY CENTER Whitney Hall 501 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 Friday, September 9, 2016 @ 8 PM Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 2 PM & 8 PM LOUISVILLE, KY, Thursday, August 18, 2016 – Louisville Ballet ignites our 65th Season with this … Continued