Jan 24-Feb 15, 2020 CENTER FOR DANCE
BEYOND THE MINT
Innovative Works is Charlotte Ballet’s sell-out winter series that pushes creative boundaries and challenges choreographers and dancers alike.
This year, Artistic Director Hope Muir has collaborated with an icon of Charlotte’s cultural landscape, The Mint Museum. Muir has commissioned three unique choreographic voices to create new works for the company inspired by The Mint’s stellar exhibition “Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint.” These choreographers have been generously granted access to Studio Drift artists and time in the exhibit from which to draw inspiration.
MARCH 13-22, 2020 KNIGHT THEATER
A FAIRY-TAILORED CLASSIC
One of the world’s most popular classical ballets, tailored to engage today’s audiences by acclaimed British choreographer Matthew Hart. Artistic Director Hope Muir returns to the stage as Narrator in this condensed version that stays true to its beloved, classical choreography. Set to Tchaikovsky’s quintessential score, this gorgeous tale of Princess Aurora, the Lilac Fairy, and the royal court is perfect for the entire family.
APRIL 23-26, 2020 KNIGHT THEATER
FROM CLT TO NYC
Spring Works offers a powerhouse repertoire that is unmatched in its boldness and artistry. Following its run in Charlotte, elements of Spring Works will be showcased at the iconic Joyce Theater in Manhattan. Expect to see the company revisiting Charlotte favorites and introducing new works from highly sought-after international choreographers.
MAY 14-16, 2020 CENTER FOR DANCE
Returning for its third season, this up-close and informal performance is quickly becoming a favorite among Charlotte Ballet audiences. Experience new and emerging talent from within the company and the Charlotte dance community.
DECEMBER 6-23, 2019 BELK THEATER
Experience the wonder and joy of the holidays at Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker! Clara’s classic tale comes to life with the treasured music of Tchaikovsky performed live by Charlotte Symphony and choreography by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. Join the Sugar Plum Fairy on a fantastical journey through the Land of Sweets in this beloved family tradition!
OCTOBER 24-26, 2019 KNIGHT THEATER
LEONCE AND LENA
Christian Spuck, Artistic Director for Ballet Zürich, brings to life this 19th century satirical romantic comedy – the tale of betrothed Prince Leonce and Princess Lena. Casting aside convention, they both flee on the eve of their wedding only to meet as strangers and fall in love. Described as having “all the skill and wonder of classic ballet, but with a sweet story [and] gothy ambiance,” this highly theatrical production is more “Tim Burton” than “Disney!” We think this will be best enjoyed by adults and children ages 8+.