GISELLEOctober 13-15, 2023 | The Brown Theatre | Choreography by Robert Curran, after Marius Petipa | Music by Adolphe Adam
The real and the supernatural worlds of Eastern Kentucky collide in this tragic retelling of a ballet classic. Giselle is the romantic story of a beautiful coal miner’s daughter and the disguised son of a mining magnate. In the real world, their love is doomed. In the spiritual world, it may be saved.DISTILLEDNovember 10-12, 2023 | The Brown Theatre | Choreography by Jiří Kylián, George Balanchine, and the 2024 Dysart Award Winner
Experience the thrill of ballet masterpieces, brought to Kentucky from around the world and performed by the extraordinary artists of Louisville Ballet. Distilled includes Jiří Kylián’s exquisite “Forgotten Land,” a Dysart Award Winner (TBD) World Premiere, and George Balanchine’s sumptuous “Chaconne.”THE BROWN-FORMAN NUTCRACKER December 8-24, 2023 | Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center | Choreography by Val Caniparoli | Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Experience the nostalgic holiday tale of Marie and her Nutcracker prince as they journey to the magical world of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The Brown-Forman Nutcracker is a delight for all ages with a distinctly Kentucky flavor.#CHORSHOWJanuary 24-28 and February 2-4, 2024 | Louisville Ballet Downtown Studios | Choreography by Artists of Louisville Ballet
Enjoy this intimate community favorite production, including exciting new works made by and for the dancers of Louisville Ballet, performed live in our downtown studios.ROMEO & JULIETMarch 1-2, 2024 | The Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall | Choreography by Alun Jones | Music by Sergei Prokofiev
All-consuming love, passion, and tragedy collide in this stunningly beautiful Louisville Ballet version of the timeless Shakespeare classic. Designed and choreographed by Alun Jones, beautifully portrays the bitter feud between the Montague and Capulet families that disrupts the city of Verona and ends in tragedy for Romeo and Juliet.
As Kentucky’s Official State Ballet, Louisville Ballet celebrates the Commonwealth as a local and global stage for stories anchored in our state’s rich history, fearless voices, and boundless creativity. Made for Kentucky, by Kentucky, this season’s productions are infused with the spirit of the Bluegrass – highlighting local history, elevating community voices, and demonstrating Kentucky hospitality to world-renowned collaborators.