Madison Ballet opens its season with a program of contrasts: soft curves and angular shapes, classical music and hip-hop, avant garde choreography and neoclassical ballet. Black/White includes an excerpt from George Balanchine's iconic black and white ballet, The Four Temperaments, as well as W. Earle Smith's Street, a sexy ode to urban dance set to the rhythmic music of the strings duo Black Violin.

Madison Ballet’s repertory programs present ballet in its purest form—athletic, sensual, and intimate. And the 200-seat Drury Stage at the Bartell Theatre is just the setting for showcasing shorter works by both established and up-and-coming choreographers.