PRESS: “Swan Lake” a swan song for long-time Louisville ballet dancer

by Stephanie Wolf, 89.3 WFPL The lead role of Odette/Odile in the ballet “Swan Lake” is a doozy. Louisville Ballet dancer Erica De La O has danced it before, and it never gets easier. “It’s a big one,” she said. “It’s a lot of work.” The role involves difficult choreography, immense artistry and almost-Herculean stamina. And … Continued

PRESS: Louisville Ballet Scrapped The Traditional Tutu For Its Revolutionary ‘Swan Lake’ Costumes

by Erica Rucker, LEO Weekly The Louisville Ballet’s performance of “Swan Lake” has a few more shows. One of the outstanding aspects of the new show is the Ballet’s collaboration with local artists on lighting and costuming. LEO asked costume designer Tiffany Woodard a few questions about the designs and how she worked with the ballet to add some modern … Continued

PRESS: LASER FOCUS (LOUISVILLEBALLET)

by Keith Waits, Arts-Louisville Swan Lake Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography by Robert Curran A review by Keith Waits Entire contents are copyright © 2021 by Keith Waits. All rights reserved. Robert Curran isn’t playing around. If the first production back in the Brown Theatre needed to be an astonishing, bravura masterpiece, he has … Continued

Louisville Ballet Returns to the Physical Stage with Swan Lake + The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

Tickets on sale now for the Ballet’s 70th Anniversary Season fall performances LOUISVILLE, KY – After over a year on the virtual stage, Louisville Ballet will be returning to the Brown Theater with an exhilarating update to the classic, Swan Lake. The performance will run from November 11th – 13th and is the inaugural production … Continued

Welcoming Louisville Ballet Dancers Back, Safely

by Robert Curran, Louisville Ballet Artistic Director Next week, starting on Monday, the dancers return to our Main Street studios. This is always an exciting time for the Company. Our seasons usually end in early April and the dancers depart for a much-needed break. While our building still typically hums along during the summer months … Continued

A Bright (Digital) Future

by Robert Curran, Louisville Ballet Artistic Director I consider myself privileged to see these past weeks and months as the most tumultuous I have ever witnessed, on a global scale. The entire world seems to be turned inside out – in some terrible ways, in some frustrating ways, and in some necessary ways. Right now, … Continued

PRESS: For Its 2020-2021 Season, Louisville Ballet’s Stage Will Be A Digital One

by Stephanie Wolff, 89.3 WFPL The Louisville Ballet announced on Thursday that it won’t hold any in-person performances for its 2020-2021 season in light of the coronavirus, which continues to spread in Kentucky and across the country. Instead, the ballet company’s forthcoming season, titled the “Season of Illumination,” will be all virtual offerings, starting in mid-October with … 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

The Return of Robert Curran

BY ERICA RUCKER Louisville Ballet Artistic + Executive Director Robert Curran is tired of cashmere sweaters. It isn’t the sweaters, exactly. It is what the sweaters represent. After finding himself on the outside of a long relationship and then experiencing the death of his mother earlier this year, Curran is reflecting on his collection of … 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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