Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: Making Moving Art by Annie Honebrink

Louisville Ballet’s 65th Anniversary Season explored the old and the new; the past and the future; uncharted territory and well-worn paths.  Read and learn more about the company and the Louisville Ballet School in June 2017.  Until then, here is a sneak peek into Louisville Ballet’s anniversary book, 65 Years Making Moving Art.  Art teaches … Continued

Review: Exquisite in Every Aspect

by Valerie Canon for Arts Louisville “The closing production of Louisville Ballet’s 65th Anniversary seasons started with a curtain speech by the current director, Robert Curran and included statements by past directors Bruce Simpson and Alun Jones. It was a wonderful tribute to an amazing history. “The Prologue” shares the christening of the baby Aurora. … Continued

Review: Opulence prevails in ballet’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’

By Elizabeth Kramer for Courier-Journal April 8, 2017 The Louisville Ballet’s production of “The Sleeping Beauty” that opened Friday at the Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall was awash in opulent beauty – from lavish sets by Alun Jones to costumes by Jones and Peter Farmer. Even the Louisville Orchestra, led by conductor Leif Bjaland, added the required … Continued

Review: ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Shows Louisville Ballet’s History, Progress

By Kathi E. B. Ellis for WFPL April 9, 2017 Friday’s opening performance of “The Sleeping Beauty” began with three generations of Louisville Ballet leadership taking their place in front of the grand drape — and it represents, in some ways, the group’s progress over the 65 years being celebrated this season. This version is … Continued

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

Family ties us together.  Holds us up.  Builds us into something more.  Bigger.  Fuller.  Family reminds us who we are and who we can become.  Family laughs together in times of joy and picks one another up in times of despair.  Louisville Ballet is a family.  Since its conception sixty-five years ago, a family based … Continued

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