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

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

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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