The Louisville Ballet has announced its 2016/2017 season, and it promises to be a milestone as the Company celebrates 65 years of inspiring audiences through the art of dance. Highlights of the season include three Tchaikovsky ballets – Swan Lake, Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty – as well as an innovative co-production with Louisville Visual Art. Season Packages are on sale now.
The season will open with Stars + Stripes on September 9 & 10. This stunning production will feature international ballet guest artists performing alongside Louisville’s Company. The program includes George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, a world-premiere piece and Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room.
A world-premiere production of Swan Lake is the season’s second offering. The Ballet will partner with Louisville-based visual artist Ryan Daly to create a unique interpretation of this classical ballet; dance meets laser production to create an experience like you’ve never had before. Swan Lake runs Oct. 14 & 15.
The holiday classic The Nutcracker returns in December. Once again sponsored by Brown-Forman, this seasonal favorite has become a family tradition and guarantees to charm and delight both children and adults alike. The Brown-Forman Nutcracker runs Dec. 10 – 23.
Human Abstract brings Louisville Ballet and Louisville Visual Art together to create a production that pushes the boundaries of art created through collaboration; you will feel the power of the art you are seeing. Show dates are Feb. 22 – 26, 2017.
The final production that will close the 65th Anniversary Season is Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty on April 7 & 8. more
Season ticket packages are now on sale. Packages start at $50. Purchase ticket package’s online atwww.louisvilleballet.org, by calling 502.583.2623 or in-person at the Louisville Ballet box office located at 315 E. Main St. from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. – Fri.
Single purchase tickets will be available for purchase via The Kentucky Center for the Arts starting Aug. 1, 2016.www.kentuckycenter.org