September 13-14, 2019 | Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center
The Merry Widow is recognized as one of the 20th century most beloved works. This opulent ballet adaptation of Franz Lehár’s operetta, set amid the glitz and glamour of early 20th-century Paris, tells an intoxicating love story between the beautiful widow Hanna and the dashing Count Danilo — a lavish tale of comedic intrigue filled with elegant ladies, eligible bachelors, and famed can-can dancers.
Choreography by Ronald Hynd / Music by Franz Lehár, arranged by John Lanchbery and performed by The Louisville Orchestra
October 18-19, 2019 | Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center
Join us for a visual spectacle with Serenade, a charming and whimsical Balanchine dream come true, a world premiere at High by resident choreographer Andrea Schermoly (Appalachian Spring), and Stanton Welch’s Velocity, a provocative and exciting expression of dance. With The Louisville Orchestra also performing, these works are not to be missed!
Serenade Choreography by George Balanchine with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / at High Choreography by Andrea Schermoly / Velocity Choreography by Stanton Welch with music by Michael Torke
December 14-22, 2019 | Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center
By day, he’s an ordinary nutcracker. By night, he’s an exemplary soldier, fighting against the Rat King and his mice. Then, after midnight, he’s a charming prince who escorts the young Marie to the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets. He’s also a terrific dancer. Suffice it to say, he’s a complicated, multi-dimensional character who your whole family will fall in love with. Don’t miss the Louisville classic, The Brown-Forman Nutcracker.
Choreography by Val Caniparoli / Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, performed by The Louisville Orchestra
January 24-26, 2020 | Speed Art Museum
There’s nothing like seeing new works for the first time in an intimate setting. And what could be more up-close and personal than seeing choreography created for and by Louisville Ballet dancers at the Speed Art Museum? Don’t miss Choreographers’ Showcase presented by Louisville Ballet, and experience amazing art where it belongs: in a museum.
February 28-29, 2020 | The Brown Theatre
These world premieres feature collaborators from faraway lands. Presenting works by Australian choreographers Lucas Jervies (Firebird and Human Abstract), Tim Harbour (Choreographers’ Showcase 2019) and Daniel Riley (Choreographers’ Showcase 2015). Together, they’ll create challenging contemporary performances not to be missed.
Choreography by Lucas Jervies, Tim Harbour, and Daniel Riley
April 3-4, 2020 | Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center
The first of a three-part ballet cycle, Kentucky! Vol.1 weaves together the past and present story of the commonwealth. Rooted in history, and leaning towards the romantic, this production explores human connection and resilience through four families as they intersect and thread through each other’s lives for generations. A Kentucky-based creative team brings music by Scott Moore, scenic designs by Letitia Quesenberry, costumes by Alexandra Ludwig, dramaturgy by Natalie Harris, and lighting designs by Jesse AlFord.
Choreography by Robert Curran / Music by Scott Moore / Scenic Design by Letitia Quesenberry / Costume Design by Alexandra Ludwig / Dramaturgy by Natalie Harris / Lighting Design by Jesse AlFord
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