Louisville Ballet Captivates BD Audience

| September 8, 2011

Since the conclusion of The Voice-Tribune’s Best Dressed of Louisville Presented by Churchill Downs, our feedback on the experience has been consistently positive, which is due in no small part to the dedication and hard work of the BD committee. Even at the Speed Art Museum’s 100 Paintings/100 Parties event, I talked to people who had high praise for Best Dressed.

It’s not in our character to repeat the flavor of past events, but to create something totally innovative and visually stimulating. In the months leading up to the event, your gut tells you it’s going to be a success. But wasn’t until the lights were dimmed, the music began and the Louisville Ballet captivated the audience that I knew I could breathe a sigh of relief.

If you’ve been detached from the Louisville Ballet over the years, I hope their inspiring performance encouraged you to revisit them. There’s more to the arts than meets the eye. Yes, the performing and visual arts are supposed to be entertaining, but behind every creative endeavor exists a more profound concept that keeps a community thriving.

It’s the arts that have taught us how to step outside our comfort zone to reach beyond our imagination to create something magical. The arts are essential in a community for bridging cultural differences and opening minds to how we view others. Best Dressed’s involvement with the Louisville Ballet gave me a taste of what I’ve been missing.

For more information about the Louisville Ballet’s upcoming season, visit www.louisvilleballet.org. Subscriptions begin as low as $78 and are available by calling 502.583.2623 or by visiting the Louisville Ballet’s box office at 315 E. Main St.

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Lori Kommor

Lori Kommor, Columnist/Event Chair

Lori wears many hats: writing two weekly columns, chairing The
Voice-Tribune’s events and keeping the staff fed with a stash of snacks
Willy Wonka would envy. She’s a fervent high school soccer fan (go
Collegiate!) and has the raspy voice to prove it after game days.

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