STRAVINSKY!

Balanchine’s Rubies and a world-premiere Firebird, celebrating the incredible ballet music of Igor Stravinsky

Nov. 10-11, 2017 Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center

Rubies
Choreography by George Balanchine

Firebird
Choreography by Lucas Jervies
Scenic and Costume Design by Elizabeth Gadsby
Lighting Design by Trad A Burns

We present Rubies – the thrilling collaboration between Balanchine and Stravinsky – with its dynamic energy remaining as relevant and intense as its premiere 50 years ago. Lucas Jervies gives us his own bold Firebird, working with an international team of creatives to take this classic story and Stravinsky’s iconic music into a world of seduction, intrigue, and the abuse of power.

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FIREBIRD GALA: A FLIGHT TO FREEDOM

Help us take our support for refugees to new heights.

Nov. 11-11, 2017 The Kentucky Center

Help us take our support for refugees to new heights. Please join Louisville Ballet in celebration of a special opening season production of “Stravinsky!”. Act II, Firebird, is performed in the setting of an intense refugee environment and a portion of the net proceeds will benefit Kentucky Refugee Ministries.

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THE BROWN-FORMAN NUTCRACKER

Experience the magic of this beautiful Louisville holiday tradition!

Dec. 9-23, 2017 Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center

Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Music by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Sets and costumes by Peter Cazalet

Our uniquely Louisville telling of the classic story of Marie and her journey with her Nutcracker prince is a festive fairy tale for both the young and young at heart. Filled with magic, artistry and awe-inspiring sets and costumes, it will transport you to a wonderland where dreams come true!

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THE BEYOND

Louisville Ballet + Kentucky Opera

Mar. 2-4, 2018 Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center

Requiem
Choreography by Stephen Baynes
Scenic Design by Richard Roberts
Costume Design by Anna French

Project Faust
Directed by Sally Blackwood
Choreography by Adam Hougland
Scenic and Lighting Design by Trad A Burns

This exciting double bill between Louisville Ballet and the Kentucky Opera, joined by the Louisville Orchestra, brings a collaboration to the Whitney Hall stage like you’ve never seen before. It opens with Stephen Baynes’ Requiem danced to the glorious choral music of Fauré, followed by a dramatic reimagining of Gounod’s opera, retitled Project Faust, brought to us by director Sally Blackwood and our very own resident choreographer, Adam Hougland. This is a collaboration not to be missed!

*NOTE: The Beyond will only be performed on Friday, March 2 and Sunday, March 4.*

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GISELLE

The classic tale of love, betrayal, forgiveness and redemption

Apr. 13-14, 2018 The Brown Theatre

Choreography by Robert Curran
and Uwe Kern after Petipa
Music by Adolphe Adam
Scenic Design by Peter Cazalet
Costume Design by David Heuvel

Witness the budding love between Giselle and Albrecht, and then the heartbreaking betrayal that sends Giselle mad and to her grave. Swoon at the power of Giselle’s love, which allows her to forgive Albrecht and save him from his death at the hands of Myrtha, the Queen of the Wilis. One of the oldest continually performed productions, this ballet gem is a favorite that never disappoints, and brings to a close our 2017-2018 season.

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Studio
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Louisville Ballet Studios

As we move forward into the next 65 years of Louisville Ballet, come into the studios and witness selections of our vast repertoire. Join us in celebrating the richness of our history and the versatility of our dancers. Be inspired and enchanted – up close and personal!

Choreographers' Showcase


Louisville Ballet Studios

Get an exclusive first look at new choreography created by and for Louisville Ballet artists. This program focuses on poetry, the spoken word and how the literary arts and the performing arts can meet to create. Join us for a thrilling performance featuring the craft and vision of our dancers and the wider Louisville arts community.


2017-2018 Season Ticket Packages

Experience the excitement and enchantment of Louisville Ballet with a Ticket Package built just for you. Choose from a variety of our extraordinary packages or Choreograph Your Own.

Season Ticket Package Perks:

  • Save up to 30% on ticket value when you subscribe
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Group Sales & Corporate Discounts

For groups larger than 10 or for information about our Corporate Discount Program, please contact our box office at (502) 583-2623 or boxoffice@louisvilleballet.org

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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