The 2013-2014 Season
In the coming season, Artistic Director Bruce Simpson pulls the company back to our roots of classical ballet while continuing to challenge your perception of dance by presenting new works from new choreographers.
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Friday, September 13 at 8 p.m.
Choreography and staging by Bruce Simpson after Marius Petipa and Nicholas Beriosov
An evil sorcerer casts a horrific spell on Princess Odette transforming her into a swan every evening at midnight, an enchantment that may forever prevent her from being united with her true love. A story of romance, sorcery and betrayal and centered on one of life’s most recognizable themes – good triumphing over evil. The most popular classical ballet of all time, Swan Lake embodies all the beauty, strength, and grace of classical ballet.
LEARN BEFORE YOU GO » Swan Lake Synopsis
Approximate run time: 2 hours 30 minutes with two intermissions
December 7 – 22
Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Marie and her magical Nutcracker prince lead you through the world of the Sugar Plum Fairy. From dancing soldiers to pirouetting pastilles, it’s a treat for the whole family! Now in its fifth year, this new production of a classic favorite is one you won’t want to miss!
PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES
Friday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m.
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The children’s casts from The Brown-Forman Nutcracker invite you to join them for holiday fun and festivities at a pre-show Sugar Plum Party. $15 per person includes sandwiches platters, chips, sweets table with choice of milk or juice, photos with cast members, special art projects, and a sing-along. Admission to The Brown-Forman Nutcracker requires additional ticket purchase.
Approximate run time: 2 hours with one intermission
Friday, February 21 at 8 p.m.
Choreography by Auguste Bournonville
La Slyphide’s human realm of a small Scottish community meets the spiritual realm of the enchanted forest. A winged sylph (fairy) uses her magical charms to lure James away from his fiancée and through an ethereal and blissful world in pursuit of true but unattainable happiness. The first of the major Romantic ballets, La Sylphide holds true to the ideas of the time floating between the extremes of love and loss.
Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m.
Striving to challenge your perception of dance today, the Louisville Ballet brings the work three prominent choreographers to one program to push the limits.
Tethered Pulse – premiered by Tulsa Ballet in 2011
“…a ballet about the ways couples maintain a connection, the various forms that a romance can take…” – Tulsa World
Fragile Stasis – premiered by Louisville Ballet in 2007
“… the sensation of a ceremony turned on its head, a peculiar kind of formality cloaked in Hougland’s methodical eagerness to probe and disturb.” — The Courier-Journal
World Premiere by Val Caniparoli
|In-studio performances are not part of a subscription package but subscribers can purchase discount tickets for $20 per ticket. Regular ticket prices are $25 per ticket. Performances take place at the Louisville Ballet Studios at 315 E. Main Street. These events sell out, and space is limited. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.|