2018/19 SeasonOctober 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Celebrating A Decade of Excellence
Our 2018/19 season at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts features a combination of classic and new works, live music on several programs, and original choreography by Robert Hill as well as Artist in Residence, Arcadian Broad. This season marks Hill’s 10th anniversary as Artistic Director with Orlando Ballet, and the repertoire includes several audience favorites from the past decade. Subscribe today. For questions, contact Patron Services at [email protected] or 407.418.9828.
October 12-14, 2018
Orlando Ballet presents the highly requested Carmina Burana, emblematic of Artistic Director, Robert Hill’s artistic achievement, in celebration of his 10th anniversary season. A hypnotic feast for the senses, Carl Orff’s evocative 1930’s score will be dramatically brought to life on stage by a huge chorus of voices from the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, alongside Robert Hill’s mesmerizing and sensual choreography, while the instrumentalists provide the shimmering, surging orchestral tones, to complete the enthralling experience. This lush, masterful and transformative performance, will take you on a powerful journey that you will never forget.
December 7-16, 2018
Orlando Ballet presents the cherished holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. Let your imagination fly as you join Clara on a spectacular journey through waltzing snowflakes, mischievous mice and dancing confectionary with the iconic Sugar Plum Fairy! With Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score filling the Walt Disney Theater, and a magical glittering Christmas tree on stage, this beloved production is a seasonal delight, not to be missed! Please note, ALL performances sold out in advance in 2017, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Sponsored by Sonny’s BBQ, Orlando Health, and Walt Disney World Resort
February 15-17, 2019
Orlando Ballet presents Bailamos! Join us for a vibrant, immersive evening of passion, flair and Latin-inspired choreography to sensational music that will have you dancing in your seats. Broaden your mind and enrich your soul with a lively production that will showcase the incredible versatility and athleticism of the Orlando Ballet Company Dancers, in a riot of color and a fusion of cultures!
Peter & the Wolf Family Weekend*
March 30-31, 2019
Orlando Ballet presents the beloved symphonic fairy tale, Peter & the Wolf! See this classic story of bravery, masterfully told through original choreography by Artistic Director, Robert Hill. Prokofiev’s rich score will bring each animal character to life for children of all ages, introducing them to the instruments of the orchestra, while the work is equally sophisticated enough for adults to delight in, time and time again. With tickets starting at 4 for $60, we invite you and your family to enjoy Orlando Ballet’s second annual Family Weekend!
Arcadian Broad’s Wonderland: Mad Tales of the Hatter
April 26-28, 2019
Orlando Ballet presents Arcadian Broad’s Wonderland: Mad Tales of the Hatter! Banished from Wonderland, The Mad Hatter finds himself in 1921 London. This world premiere delves deep into his shattered mind. Will he make it back to Wonderland in time to save Alice from the Red Queen’s curse? Composed and choreographed by Broad himself, this production also features new costumes and sets, and live music by Central Florida Community Arts. A sell out is expected early, so book now!
*Season subscription option. Additional purchase required.
Uncorked at the Abbey
September 18, 2018 | January 22, 2019 | March 5, 2019
Uncorked is your chance to see Orlando Ballet’s dancers perform up-close-and-personal, ask them questions and meet Artistic Director, Robert Hill in the relaxed theater bar at The Abbey. One of Uncorked at the Abbey’s unique features is getting to experience Artistic Director, Robert Hill and a few Orlando Ballet dancers choreograph right in front of you. Uncorked has established itself as a popular gateway to ballet because it de-mystifies dance for new audiences in an informal venue and shows that ballet is an art form for everyone.
March 29, 2019
Orlando Ballet’s professional second company (OBII) will present Fast Forward at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in the Walt Disney Theater, with live accompaniment by the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra. At the start of their careers, OBII and pre-professional trainees will have the opportunity to dance feature roles in a professionally produced production, and showcase both classical and contemporary dance.
Dancers: Blair Bagley (USA), Taylor Sambola (USA), Marta Gongos (Canada) Photography by Michael Cairns 2018