2020/21 SeasonOctober 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - May 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
First-Ever Performances at Steinmetz Hall and Harriett's Orlando Ballet Centre
Our 2020/21 season features a world premiere by Orlando Ballet’s artistic director Robert Hill and two full-length productions by Orlando Ballet’s newest artist in residence Jorden Morris. A former principal dancer with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Jorden Morris choreographs, teaches, and directs for prestigious dance companies across the country. In addition to premiering two full-length productions with Orlando Ballet this season, Morris will be a guest teacher at Orlando Ballet School’s summer intensives for the next two years and continue working with the company through the 2021-22 season.
The Sleeping Beauty
October 23-25, 2020 | Dr. Phillips Center
Kicking off the 2020-21 season is the world premiere of artistic director Robert Hill’s The Sleeping Beauty at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The charming fairytale will feature some of classical ballet’s most challenging yet enchanting choreography. Follow the story of Princess Aurora, the evil Carabosse, and charming Prince Désiré, who awakens Sleeping Beauty from her 100-year slumber. Featuring luxurious sets and costumes, Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and a cast of fanciful characters, The Sleeping Beauty will awaken the senses.
December 4-13, 2020 | Dr. Phillips Center
Orlando Ballet presents the beloved holiday tradition, The Nutcracker over two weekends December 4 through 13, 2020. Join Clara as she’s taken on a magical journey through the Land of Sweets, complete with the Mouse King, Sugar Plum Fairy, dancing snowflakes, Mother Ginger and more. From the moment the curtain goes up, to the final bow, a trip to Orlando Ballet’s The Nutcracker is an unforgettable holiday treat. Join the thousands of Central Floridians who make this production their holiday tradition; early booking is recommended.
*Season subscription option. Additional purchase required.
Moulin Rouge® The Ballet
February 12-14, 2021 | Dr. Phillips Center
In the spirit of the Moulin Rouge of Paris. Get up close and personal with the bohemian world of Paris in its heyday and the spiritual birthplace of the Cancan as Moulin Rouge® The Ballet transports audiences to the most famous cabaret in history. Choreographed by acclaimed director and choreographer, Jorden Morris, experience the explosive story of young love and rising stardom set against a sizzling Parisian backdrop. Moulin Rouge® The Ballet will be performed at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts February 12 through 14, 2021. MOULIN ROUGE® is a registered trademark of Moulin Rouge S.A.
The Premiere Collection
March 19-21, 2021 | Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre
The Premiere Collection* is a celebration of American artistry that will take Central Florida audiences on a journey through the sublime. Four ballets from three notable choreographers create a unique program that includes one world premiere, three Orlando premiere performances and one spellbinding return to the stage. The Premiere Collection opens as the inaugural mainstage production at Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre, beginning March 19 through March 21, 2021. The production will include a concert version of Lambarena—a fusion of classical ballet and African dance by Val Caniparoli, and Jessica Lang’s contemporary masterpiece—Lyric Pieces. Orlando Ballet artistic director Robert Hill will grace the stage to perform Lang’s haunting solo—The Calling. The Premiere Collection culminates with the world premiere of Hill’s production of Visions with music by critically acclaimed composer James M. Stephenson.
*Originally advertised as Made in the USA for the 2019/20 season.
April 30-May 2, 2021 | Dr. Phillips Center
Fly through a starlit London night and dive headfirst into a magical adventure in Neverland in Jorden Morris’ Peter Pan. First the movie, then the musical and now the ballet, this full-length production choreographed by Jorden Morris will be filled with pixie dust and all your favorite characters, from Tinkerbell to the Lost Boys, to Captain Hook and his swashbuckling pirates. With all of its energy, humor and poignant movement, Peter Pan will delight the child in us all.
Questions? Contact [email protected] or call 407.418.9828 to get on the list.
Dancer: Kate-Lynn Robichaux (USA) Photography by Michael Cairns 2020