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

Christmas is magic. It sweeps me away. Back to childhood. Joy. Innocence. Nutcracker is Christmas. It sweeps me away. Into imagination. Into a new world—but a familiar one. For as long as I can remember I’ve been carried by the magic of Nutcracker. As a child I would place costumes on my parents couch and … Continued

Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: “Learning the Other Side” by Annie Honebrink

Most of ballet is fun.  Like the music and the costumes and the pink slippers.  Even the not fun parts like the sweating and sore muscles and remembering steps and corrections is fun.  Christmas was the best time of year.  And with Christmas came Nutcracker.  And with Nutcracker came performing.  But before you got to … Continued

The Brown-Forman Nutcracker: Special Events!

Drosselmeyer’s Workshop Saturday, December 9, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 Saturday, December 23, 2017 11:30 AM – 1 PM The Kentucky Center Join Drosselmeyer the toymaker and the children’s casts from The Brown-Forman Nutcracker for holiday fun and festivities at a pre-show party before each Saturday matinee performance of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker! Tickets are $25 per … 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

Review: After 7 Years, ‘The Brown-Forman Nutcracker’ Still Has It

By Kathi E.B. Ellis for 89.3 WFPL This Thursday saw the opening performance of the Louisville Ballet’s second, and final, weekend of their annual production of “The Brown-Forman Nutcracker.” Now seven years into this iteration of the holiday favorite, kudos must go to the storage and maintenance staff whose work has ensured that sets and … Continued

The magician behind the new magic in Louisville Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

By Eli Keel for Insider Louisville People often use the word “magical” to describe an evening at the ballet, or that special feeling they get during the holidays. But in the case of the Louisville Ballet’s version of “The Brown-Forman Nutcracker,” the magic is built into the production. Marshall Magoon is a Bay Area illusionist … Continued

Unwrap Nutcracker Magic

Our most VIC (Very Important Character) appears in the studio as we prepare for The Brown-Forman Nutcracker! Experience Louisville Ballet holiday magic Dec. 10-22, 2016 at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Purchase your tickets online now via The Kentucky Center or call (502) 584-7777. Purchase Tickets to The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

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

Nutcracker Special Events

Sugar Plum Parties Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11, 2016 Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18, 2016 11:30 AM – 1 PM The Kentucky Center Join children’s cast characters from The Brown-Forman Nutcracker for holiday fun and festivities at a pre-show Sugar Plum Party. Admission includes sweet snacks, photo opportunities with cast members and a … Continued

Louisville Ballet presents THE BROWN-FORMAN NUTCRACKER

Embrace the holiday season with our beautiful classic –  this year with NEW MAGIC!   THE KENTUCKY CENTER Whitney Hall 501 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 December 10-22, 2016 Choreography by Val Caniparoli Music by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky Sets and costumes by Peter Cazalet Louisville, KY (November 8, 2016) – Louisville Ballet is again proud … Continued