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Banner photo by LymanDVM Photography, MODELS Choreography by Tim Harbour
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October 25 8:00pm October 26 2:00pm October 26 8:00pm October 27 2:00pm
Box Office opens 90 min before performances
It's an event of athletic prowess that rivals others - by leaps and bounds. In a historic collaboration that unites two cities, Lexington Ballet and Louisville Ballet come together for the first time in United State of Dance!
Presenting two world premiers and a Balanchine icon:
Choreography by Luis Dominguez
Music by Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
Performed by dancers from Lexington Ballet
Luis Dominguez chose Tchaikovsky's joyful Cappricio Italien for this special event and searched for a perfect story as a libretto. Tchaikovsky's fantasy piece evokes the folly of Roman street music and folk songs, so he knew he had to find an Italian folktale. Dominguez was inspired by "The Salamanna Grapes" while reading Italo Calvino's amazing Italian Folk Tales and knew it was a perfect fit. Three royal brothers each find a magical gift; a flying carpet, an enchanted telescope, and resurrecting grapes. They all woo the same Princess and must share their gifts when she falls ill.
Choreography by Tim Harbour
Music by Cornelius from the album, Point
Performed by dancers from Lexington Ballet and Louisville Ballet
Tim Harbour, resident choreographer from The Australian Ballet has come to Kentucky to create this collaborative masterpiece for UNITED STATE OF DANCE. Robert Curran introduced Harbour to acclaimed Kentucky sculptor, Matthew Weir, and they shared concepts of landscapes, music and the aesthetic that link their two art forms. They decided to conjur a future idyllic place entered by a nascent people without historical preconceptions. Weir's new sculpture will hang mobile-like above the stage. Harbour chose the fun, eclectic and critically acclaimed Point for music and found inspiration from puppets for his new population as they grow to find their humanity in the new land.
Discounts for youth, students, seniors and military may be purchased online at Ticketmaster or at the Lexington Center Box Office.
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