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, when combined with his own choreography, brought this new work to life.
The Brown Theatre
October 15-15, 2016
Choreography by Robert Curran after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanoc
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Scenic Design by Ryan Daly & Garrett Crabtree
Costume Design by Robert Curran & Tiffany Woodard
Lighting Design by Trad A Burns
Live Music Performed by The Louisville Orchestra
Our 2015-2016 Season was a year of collaboration and new beginnings. And as our Artistic & Executive Director Robert Curran's first full season of programming for the Company, it was the year that set the course for many years to come. This video captures some of the highlights, especially of our final production, 'Balanchine', as we look forward to our upcoming season - a celebration of 65 years of Louisville Ballet.
Louisville Ballet prepares to close its 2015-2016 season with an entire program dedicated to the incomparable artistry of legendary choreographer George Balanchine. With a program includes ballets that bridge almost 40 years of choreography, this production highlights Louisville Ballet’s continuing commitment, established by Artistic & Executive Director Robert Curran, to include Balanchine’s highly influential, seminal work each Season. It also positions the company as we look ahead to our 2016-2017 Season - our 65th as a company - and prepare to celebrate this milestone year of making. moving. art.
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach,
Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043
Premiered June 27, 1941, American Ballet Caravan, Teatro Municipal, Rio De Janeiro.
KAMMERMUSIK NO. 2
Music by Paul Hindemith,
Kammermusik No. 2
Premiered January 26, 1978, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
A LOUISVILLE BALLET EXCLUSIVE: Costume and Scenic Design by Louisville-based visual artist, Chris Radtke (based on her Ghost series) with permission from The Balanchine Trust.
Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay,
based on traditional American melodies
September 7, 1954, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama
Single tickets for Louisville Ballet’s Balanchine are available now via The Kentucky Center and range from $35 - $110 each. Call (502) 584-7777, purchase online at kentuckycenter.org or visit their box office located at 501 West Main Street.
Get a behind the scenes, intimate view of what it takes to commit to ballet, captured this season as we prepare for our annual holiday classic, "The Brown-Forman Nutcracker". Told the from the perspective of Company Dancer Erin Langston, cast as one of five Maries in this production for the first time; young Children's Cast member Ben Workman, sharing the part of Fritz; and Mikelle Bruzina, Ballet Mistress and former Company dancer. Get a glimpse at the passion, discipline and hard work behind being part of this art form, beautifully created by Kertis Creative.
Louisville Ballet opens its 2015-2016 Season with a Coppélia, reimagined in 1917, just before the U.S. enters WWI, in Louisville's Germantown neighborhood. New choreography, costumes and sets were created for this world-premiere production; this is the first complete build the Company has done in over five years. Artistic & Executive Director Robert Curran choreographed (after Arthur Saint-Léon, Marius Petipa and Dame Ninette De Valois), Costume Master Dan Fedie designed and oversaw the costume build and Louisville-based visual artist Jacob Heustis was commissioned to design the sets. This is Jacob's first set design.
Louisville Ballet presents
The Brown Theatre
Tickets: kentuckycenter.org / (502) 584-7777