Louisville Ballet announces 2017-2018 Season!

  Louisville Ballet Announces the 2017-2018 Season of Enchantment Showcasing the artistry and versatility of Louisville Ballet, the 2017-2018 season delivers the finest of the classics and the most exciting of the contemporary. Be transported. Be inspired. Be enchanted! LOUISVILLE, KY, March 27, 2017 – Louisville Ballet is thrilled to announce its 2017-2018 Season of … Continued

Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: Alun Jones and Helen Starr—Louisville Legacy by Annie Honebrink

“The Louisville Ballet is Alun Jones,” stated a dancer spokesman during Alun Jones’s directorship of Louisville Ballet.  Jones’s tenure as Artistic Director of Louisville Ballet, from 1978 through 2002, remains to this day the longest of any director with the company.  During these years, Jones, along with his wife, Helen Starr, developed the newly established … Continued

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’s latest work is strong, often hypnotic | Review

by Elizabeth Kramer for Courier-Journal “Human Abstract,” the newest work by the Louisville Ballet that opened Wednesday at the Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theater, isn’t just a ballet – it’s so much more. Oh sure, it has rond de jambes – you know those circles that dancers make on the floor with one leg while standing on the other … 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

In Collaboration on Human Abstract

By Kathi E.B. Ellis for Arts-Louisville.com “Collaboration” has been a watchword for Louisville Ballet Producing and Artistic Director Robert Curran from long before he came to Louisville. Jack Productions, a company Curran co-founded in Melbourne, was grounded in partnerships and collaborations, including with choreographer Lucas Jervies who created the first iteration of Human Abstract with … 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: Bright and Blissful Futures by Annie Honebrink

Human Abstract gave Louisville Ballet and its audiences insight into an innovative future of ways to express movement, emotion, and narrative.  Now the company will reflect and pay tribute to its roots of classical ballet.  Sleeping Beauty is one of the greatest classical story ballets in history.  In sharp contrast to Human Abstract, Sleeping Beauty’s … Continued

Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: Ben by Annie Honebrink

  Strange—the way you can be surrounded by people and still feel alone.  They can be singing your name, smiling in your face, and yet your heart is a lump.  Heavy.  Void.  Still.  You try to play along as they push and they pull, but nothing can fill that vast space of loneliness.  Nothing can … Continued