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Louisville Ballet Announces Virtual 20/21 Season

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 11, 2020) – Kentucky Performing Arts (KPA) is proud to announce it is partnering with the world-renowned Kennedy Center to present Spotlight On Louisville-Peace + Love + Justice, an upcoming episode of the Kennedy Center Couch Concert: National Spotlight series. The series streams live performances to viewers across the country, inspiring, uniting, and healing audiences.

This special performance will honor the voices and musical diversity of Louisville and the Commonwealth, featuring performances from award winning Hip-Hop artist Jecorey “1200” Arthur and folk singer-songwriter Cheyenne Mize, with host Ben Sollee, Kentucky-born cellist.

“It is inspiring to see how national audiences can be united through the arts, and KPA, along with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, are honored to be a part of the Kennedy Center’s series,” said Kim Baker, president and CEO of KPA.

The performance will be streamed live on the Kennedy Center’s Facebook and YouTube on Monday, June 8 from 4-5 p.m. For more information on Couch Concerts, including performance details and series schedule, visit the Kennedy Center’s website.


  • Louisville Ballet and KERTIS will work together to create ballet art film productions, performed and filmed from inside Louisville Ballet’s Main Street studio building. Productions will range from locally-inspired new works to internationally recognized classics, all innovatively and cinematically filmed. These will not be re-broadcasts of previous existing performances, captured by a few static cameras in a theater.
  • Season productions will be announced on a rolling basis, at least four weeks prior to each virtual performance.
  • While the Company has internally planned a production schedule, the nature of the current environment requires a sense of agile flexibility.
  • Louisville Ballet and KERTIS plan to launch the our first film production of the Season of Illumination in mid-October 2020. Details for this production will be announced by early September 2020.
  • All productions will be available on-demand, with the purchase of a virtual ticket, for a limited time.

Louisville Ballet will return to the theater, but this virtual “Season of Illumination” serves as a critical platform to stay connected to our audience, to actively invite more people to join the Louisville Ballet family and to continue making moving art until we can join each other, in person, together.

To learn more about Louisville Ballet and to stay updated with the latest about our “Season of Illumination,” visit

Learn more about KERTIS and their work on their website,

View previous Louisville Ballet and KERTIS projects:

Physicality of Ballet Building

Louisville’s Coppelia

How They Fade

For more details, or to schedule interviews, please contact Louisville Ballet Marketing Director via email / cell: [email protected] / 502.777.1672


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