October 19-21 | Knight Theater

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Fall Works explores the exciting evolution of Charlotte Ballet, starting with a look to what the future holds, with Johan Inger’s Walking Mad. Described as a “stylistic game changer” by Artistic Director Hope Muir, Johan’s choreographic talent was first discovered by contemporary ballet choreographer Jiri Kylian, whose work Charlotte Ballet has performed over the past several seasons.

A tribute to Charlotte Ballet’s legacy, Fall Works features George Balanchine’s Apollo, staged by legendary Balanchine dancer and Kennedy Center Honoree Patricia McBride.

Elsa Canasta*, a dark, funny, sexy evocation of the world of Cole Porter, choreographed by Javier de Frutos, makes an exhilarating finale to the performance. Featuring a collaboration with Charlotte’s Jazz Arts Initiative and Tony award-winning singer and actor Levi Kreis, Elsa Canasta was originally created with Artistic Director Hope Muir and holds a special place in her career.

*Elsa Canasta contains mature themes and is rated PG-13. Elsa Canasta is not included in the Family Matinee performance.

Fall Works is part of the NC Arts Council’s 50th Anniversary Celebration


$25 – $95
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Oct. 19 | Thursday | 7:30 PM      Buy Tickets

Oct. 20 | Friday | 7:30 PM           Buy Tickets

Oct. 21 | Saturday | 7:30 PM      Buy Tickets


Oct. 21 | Saturday | 2 PM            Buy Tickets

Join us for this special performance designed just for families! Family Matinees are the perfect introduction to Charlotte Ballet and the world of dance.

The Fall Works Family Matinee Performance includes:

-Special pre-show activities like dance classes and a costume creation station

-A one-hour performance featuring George Balanchine’s Apollo and Johan Inger’s Walking Mad

-An on stage host to guide the experience and offer behind-the-scenes insights

Child tickets are only $15! Pre-show activities begin at 1 PM, followed by the performance at 2 PM. Family Matinees and the $15 child ticket price are presented by The Leon Levine Foundation. Attendees must purchase Regular priced tickets for adults attending. Ticket orders will be checked before printing.


Dancers Thoughts on the Season

Out of all five performances in the 2017/2018 Season, learn more about why second-season dancer Drew Grant is most excited about Fall Works and which of the pieces he thinks will quickly become a new Charlotte favorite.

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10 Things to know about Fall Works’ Elsa Canasta

What inspired the ballet? What does its name mean? Who is the award-winning singer? And why does it have such a special place in Artistic Director Hope Muir’s heart.

Find out everything you need to know to prepare yourself for Fall Works’ Elsa Canasta!

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From our dancers: Why audiences will be blown away by Fall Works

Company dancer Sarah Hayes Harkins believes “Fall works will be very exciting- I hope Charlotte is ready for us to blow them away with our diversity.” Hear more thoughts from our dancers on why you need to see Fall Works!

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Theater, Seating & Parking

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Dining & Activities

Uptown Charlotte is bustling with restaurants, museums and fun! Make it a perfect ballet outing by adding on some of our favorite things near the theater.

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