NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) launches its 2022-23 season of dance on October 22 at 7:30 p.m. with the US premiere tour of Kyiv City Ballet at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. NOBA’s curation of vibrant, culturally-significant, captivating and awe-inspiring dance offerings represent the best and brightest of what the dance world has to offer today.
Amid a greater struggle, the exemplary dancers of Ukraine’s Kyiv City Ballet are a “voice of resistance” (National Geographic) on the global stage, bringing light and joy in the darkness to audiences worldwide. On February 23, the company unknowingly boarded what would be one of the last flights out of Ukraine for a long-planned tour. They have since not been able to return home and have been sheltered by France, performing throughout the country and in Europe. Marking their first performances in the U.S., this magnificent company, under the direction of former Mariinsky Theater artist Ivan Kozlov, brings “Tribute to Peace,” a program of works by Ukrainian choreographers. “Touring the States for the first time with a range of ballets makes an important global statement. It demonstrates the resilience of the Ukrainian people,” states Kozlov. From classical ballet to Ukrainian folk dance, this inspiring evening that showcases the very best of this country’s rich cultural heritage will feature two of the top prima ballerinas of Ukraine — Krystina Kadashevych and Oksana Bondarenko — and Vsevolod Maevskiy, formerly with St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Ballet. In a show of support and solidarity with these artists, audiences will be uplifted by their talent and sheer determination to continue through such vast adversity.
Following this performance, the season continues with Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE, the return of New Orleans favorite Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the acrobatic and visually stunning MOMIX dance company with their interpretation of the beloved Alice in Wonderland story and concludes with the magnificent national company from the country of Georgia, the State Ballet of Georgia, accompanied by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
NOBA’S 2022-23 MAIN STAGE SEASON AT A GLANCE
- Kyiv City Ballet:Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahalia Jackson Theater (New Orleans, LA)
- Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE: Friday, November 4, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. at the Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA (New Orleans, LA)
- Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo: Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahalia Jackson Theater (New Orleans, LA)
- MOMIX in ALICE: Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahalia Jackson Theater (New Orleans, LA)
- State Ballet of Georgia: Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahalia Jackson Theater (New Orleans, LA)
Tickets for Kyiv City Ballet range from $35 to $169 depending on seating location and are now available for purchase by visiting www.nobadance.com or at www.ticketmaster.com. Discounts for seniors (65 and over) and students are also available.
Groups of 10-19 patrons receive 10% off the regular ticket price, and groups of 20 or more receive 15% off the regular ticket price. Please call NOBA at 504.522.0996, ext. 201 to book your group today.
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE UP TO 25%
NOBA’s 2022-23 Main Stage Season offers three options for subscription. Subscribers also enjoy a variety of additional perks included in the price of the subscription, which can be found here. All subscription packages are available for purchase online at www.nobadance.com. Discounts are available for students with a valid student ID.
Grand Plus Series Season Subscription: up to 25% off all five productions in the season, plus the most comprehensive benefits package. Prices range from $179 to $599 depending on seat location.
Grand Series Season Subscription: up to 20% off four productions (this subscription level does not include Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE), plus a robust assortment of benefits. Prices range from $136 to $580 depending on seat location.
Build Your Own Season Subscription: up to 15% off three or more productions of your choosing. Prices vary based on production choices and seat locations.
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