Lexington Ballet announces 2010-11 season

Members of the Lexington Ballet's new professional company, shown here rehearsing for October's Koln Concert, will welcome new dancers for 2010-11. Photo by Rich Copley | LexGo.

Members of the Lexington Ballet's new professional company, shown here rehearsing for October's Koln Concert, will welcome new dancers for 2010-11. Photo by Rich Copley | LexGo.

The Lexington Ballet announced its 2010-11 season at performances of Hard Rock Ballet this weekend. It includes variations on hits like Hard Rock Ballet 2, a major classical work and a performance during the World Equestrian Games.

Fabric of Dance: 3’s Company – Three choreographers challenge the Ballet in the season kickoff. Sept. 3-5, Lexington Opera House.

Hard Rock Ballet 2 – The sequel to this weekend’s performances of dance to songs like Queen’s We Will Rock You and Aerosmith’s Dream On. Oct. 9, Courthouse Plaza as part of the Spotlight Lexington Festival.

The Haunted – Artistic Director Luis Dominguez premiers a new work based on supernatural stories from all over the world. Oct. 22-24, Downtown Arts Center.

The Nutcracker – The Lexington Ballet is back in the Opera House for the classic holiday dance spectacle. Dec. 10-12, 17-19, Lexington Opera House.

21st Century Ballet – The Ballet says this will be in the tradition of this year’s Nonsense and Koln Concert, mixing classical, neo-classical and modern dance. Feb. 18-20, Downtown Arts Center.

Giselle – The company ends the season with one of ballet’s major works. April 16-18, Lexington Opera House.

This summer, the Lexington Ballet expects to introduce its newly expanded professional company. In 2009-10, the ballet brought in a nine-member professional troupe, its first pro company in nearly a decade. The new lineup will include several male dancers, the lack of which was a problem in December when the dancer hired to be the Cavalier in Nutcracker was injured and Dominguez had to step in after more than a decade off the stage.

Subscriptions are $130 for adults, $100 for seniors, $80 for students. Single performance tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $20 for students. They are available at the Downtown Arts Center Ticket Office, 141 E. Main St.; by calling (859) 225-0370 or visiting www.tix.com.

For more information, call (859) 233-3925 or visit www.lexingtonballet.org.

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