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ORLANDO BALLET ANNOUNCES 2022-2023 SEASON

04/29/2022
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ORLANDO BALLET ANNOUNCES 2022-2023 SEASON

New this year – subscription packages have more options including Saturday matinees

 

ORLANDO, FL – Friday, April 29, 2022 – Artistic Director Jorden Morris has created his first full season to celebrate the power of dance. Morris brings his unique sense of drama to the process of selecting each production for audiences to experience the scope of today’s live ballet with masterful choreography, lush musical scores, stunning sets and costumes, and talented dancers.

 

“Next season includes an abundance of drama and romance beginning with Michael Pink’s Dracula and ending with Tennessee William’s iconic Streetcar Named Desire,” said Artistic Director Jorden Morris. “We will also perform the full production of Moulin Rouge®The Ballet, which was so very well received when Orlando Ballet performed it last season. There is much to look forward to ahead.”

 

Orlando Ballet’s 2022-2023 Season

MAINSTAGE SERIES

 

Michael Pink’s Dracula

Date: October 20, 2022 – October 23, 2022

Location: Steinmetz Hall, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

 

Pulse-quickening theatrics take center stage in this heart-pounding story of seduction and sacrifice. Orlando Ballet resurrects Michael Pink’s Dracula, the gothic horror story based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel. Dracula’s eerie world is brought to spine-tingling life in sweeping fashion with expressive movement, thrilling music, dramatic setting, lighting, and romantic costuming. This fan-favorite is a perfect Halloween treat.

 

 

 

The Nutcracker

Date: December 2, 2022 – December 18, 2022

Location: Steinmetz Hall, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

 

Bring the entire family for the adventures of young Clara as she explores the fantasy world of the Mouse King, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Mother Ginger. The enchantment of Orlando Ballet’s annual favorite makes The Nutcracker a not-to-be-missed holiday tradition.

 

The Nutcracker Family & Sensory-Friendly Show

Dates: December 3, December 10, December 17

Location: Steinmetz Hall, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

 

A one-hour version of the enchanting holiday classic is specially designed for families of all ages. Patrons can expect a welcoming, supportive environment for people of all abilities to enjoy this live ballet performance. Adjustments to sound and lighting effects, including keeping the house lights dimly on, will be made.

 

Moulin Rouge®The Ballet

Date: February 9, 2023 – February 12, 2023

Location: Steinmetz Hall, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

 

The spirit of Paris and the world’s most famous cabaret, the Moulin Rouge, come to life in an evening of passion, betrayal, love, and high-energy can-can. Step into the romantic world as Jorden Morris’ original work, Moulin Rouge® The Ballet returns for a full staging. Originally presented in Orlando in 2021, a full 40 minutes has been restored so audiences can revel in the glory of the Bohemian nightlife.

 

A Streetcar Named Desire

Date April 27, 2023 – April 30, 2023

Location: Steinmetz Hall, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

 

An emotional tour de force, this steamy ballet delves deep into the delicate mental state of Blanche Dubois, one of Tennessee Williams’ most famous characters. Williams’ 1948 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama remains as shocking and relevant today, especially in this production originally conceived by choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and theater and film director Nancy Meckler. This visually stunning ballet is a provocative and mesmerizing exploration of truth, lies, memory, and desire.

 

(This ballet contains adult themes and may not be suitable for all audiences.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

New! HOBC Options

 

Uncorked

Dates: September 2022, November 2022, January 2023

Location: Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre Uncorked

 

The inner workings of ballet are on rare display in the Uncorked series as dancers and choreographers take to the stage together. Featuring new works, works in progress, and an opportunity to see the behind-the-scenes process, the intimate setting at Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre sets the perfect stage. The highlight of the evening is watching a piece created right before your eyes and then the chance to interact with the artistic team through a live Q&A session.

 

Director’s Choice

Date: March 23, 2023 – March 26, 2023

Location: Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre

 

Meet the stars of tomorrow as the Orlando Ballet Second Company comes into their own. Catch these future stars just as they prepare to take the leap into their dance careers. Joined by surprise guest artists from the company, this season’s production will feature the official premiere of emerging New York–based choreographer, Natrea Blake’s winning piece from Dance Accelerator 2.

 

The 2022-2023 season tickets go on sale to current subscribers on Friday, April 29th   and to the general public beginning on Monday, May 2nd. Current subscribers can renew by visiting Orlandoballet.org or emailing [email protected] or calling 407.418.9828 to reserve their subscription. New subscribers may purchase the season by visiting Orlandoballet.org or emailing [email protected] or by calling 407.418.9828. All dates, times, and titles are subject to change. Final seating will be determined closer to production. Subscribers are encouraged to renew their season now.

About Orlando Ballet:

Founded in 1974, Orlando Ballet is Central Florida’s only fully residential professional ballet company. Orlando Ballet produces year-round main stage productions at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre, featuring timeless masterpieces and innovative contemporary world premieres, achieving the highest level of professionalism and artistic excellence. Orlando Ballet promotes dance education through community enrichment programs, performance lecture demonstrations, the renowned Orlando Ballet School, and Orlando Ballet II, a second pre-professional company to train and support dancers as they approach the start of their dance careers. For information about Orlando Ballet, please visit our website at OrlandoBallet.org.

 

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A Season to Celebrate the Power of Dance

Artistic Director Jorden Morris has crafted his first full season to celebrate the power of dance. He brings his unique sense of drama to the process of selecting each production for audiences to experience the full scope of today’s live ballet with masterful choreography, lush musical scores, stunning sets and costumes, and talented dancers.

 

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