LEXINGTONBALLETCOMPANY

LEXINGTONBALLETCOMPANY

YOUR CITY. YOUR BALLET.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

United State of Dance MODELS by Tim Harbour, Photo by LymanDVM Photography
United State of Dance MODELS by Tim Harbour, Photo by LymanDVM Photography

 

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
& Snow White

Lexington Center Box Office
(859) 233-3535

 

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2019-2020 Sapphire Season

UNITED STATE OF DANCE
The Nutcracker
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Snow White
LexArts Gallery Hop Series
Ballet Under the Stars

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PURCHASE TICKETS
Snow White
A Midsummer Night's Dream


SCHOOL SHOW INFO


EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Banner photo by LymanDVM Photography, MODELS Choreography by Tim Harbour

UNITED STATE OF DANCE

Lexington Ballet & Louisville Ballet

LEXINGTON OPERA HOUSE
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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:

Serenade

Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 48
Performed by dancers from Louisville Ballet

Serenade is the first American ballet created by George Balanchine, and marked the birth of the style that would define his later ballets. It is an honor to be able to present it for the first time in Lexington. All Balanchine works are licensed by The George Balanchine Trust, and Louisville Ballet underwent a rigorous selection and approval process. Balanchine first created this piece as an exercise with students from the School of American Ballet. He took inspiration from their individual abilities, incorporating their imperfections into the work.

Cappricio Italiano

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.

MODELS

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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