THE MERRY WIDOW

Sep. 13-14, 2019 Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center

Choreography by Ronald Hynd
Music by Franz Lehár
Arranged by John Lanchbery
Performed by The Louisville Orchestra
Produced by kind permission of The Australian Ballet
Costumes and scenery: courtesy of The Australian Ballet

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.

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SERENADE + AT HIGH + VELOCITY

Oct. 18-19, 2019 Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center

Serenade
Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

at High
Choreography by Andrea Schermoly

Velocity
Choreography by Stanton Welch
Music by Michael Torke

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, 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!

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THE BROWN-FORMAN NUTCRACKER

Dec. 14-22, 2019 Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center

Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, performed by The Louisville Orchestra
Scenic and Costume Design by Peter Cazalet

By day, he’s an ordinary nutcracker. By night, he’s an exemplary soldier, fighting against the Rat King and his minions. 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.

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CHOREO GRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE

Jan. 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.

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ANTIPODES

Feb. 28-29, 2020 The Brown Theatre

Choreography by Lucas Jervies, Tim Harbour, and Daniel Riley

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.

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KENTUCKY! VOLUME I

Apr. 3-4, 2020 Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center

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

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.  

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Flex Passes

Give yourself the gift of Louisville Ballet, now with the option of dancing to your own beat. Flex passes offer voucher sets that can be redeemed for any show in any combination.

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Young Adult Tickets

Are you between the ages of 18 & 25? We have a special ticket offer just for you! Join us for every production in the 2019-2020 Season for just $20 per ticket!

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Whether you’re celebrating with your friends and family, visiting in a tour group, planning an exciting employee outing, or searching for a unique high-value employee benefit, our Group + Corporate Sales program makes booking your group easier than ever.

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Student Matinees

Join Louisville Ballet for an educational experience! Educators and students have the opportunity to enjoy a live performance while getting a behind-the-scenes look at ballet and the performing arts. These performances are designed to give students an introduction to classical and contemporary ballet based on the company’s current repertoire.

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