Louisville Ballet’s ‘Swan Lake’

The swans have landed. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” is a classic, seen and beloved by millions. The Louisville Ballet’s challenge was to make it fresh without changing it drastically. Artistic and Executive Director Robert Curran achieved that by using the ideas of Louisville designers Ryan Daly, Garrett Crabtree and Tiffany Woodard. Daly and Crabtree bared the stage, and then created an environment using laser projection. Woodard designed the costumes to help flesh out that virtual world. “This production is definitely not a traditional version of ‘Swan Lake,’” said Curran. “My hope is that we’ve created something that will surprise and transport our audiences.”

FRIDAY, OCT. 14–15

The Brown Theatre
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday | $35-$115
315 W. Broadway

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Louisville Ballet’s ‘Swan Lake’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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