Spring Repertory

Madison Ballet’s repertory performances offer the perfect finale to your journey to discover the beautiful and dynamic art of ballet. These programs draw new and established works together in productions that reveal ballet in its purest, yet most contemporary, state in the intimate space of the Bartell Theatre. 
Click here to read Susan Kepecs review of Madison Ballet's April 2013 repertory performance, Exposed.
Repertory I │ Jan 31-Feb 1
Transit by Jin-Wen Yu
Sonata No. 1 in F Minor by W. Earle Smith
Un-Tango by Marlene Skog
Mandolin Amble by Nikki Hefko
Repertory II │ Mar 21-22
La Luce d'Amore by W. Earle Smith
Who Cares? by George Balanchine*
Groovy by W. Earle Smith
Dancing is music made visible.
—George Balanchine
Madison Ballet’s final production of the season, a true music lover’s performance, illustrates Balanchine's sentiment beautifully. 
The first ballet of the program is La Luce d'Amore (2006), choreographed by Artistic Director W. Earle Smith.  Translated as "The Light of Love," La Luce has at its heart some of the world's most beloved Italian classical music. Set without a storyline, the ballet conveys enduring romance and passionate love. 
Second on the program is George Balanchine’s own Who Cares? (1970). This is Madison Ballet’s second work by the legendary choreographer, and the company will be presenting the concert version of this delightful ballet, which features the soloist and lead roles. Jazzy, romantic, and exuberant, the music for Who Cares? is that of the Golden Age of Hollywood with favorites by American composer George Gershwin like "The Man I Love" and "Embraceable You". Madison Ballet’s permanent company of dancers will be joined by former NYCB principal dancer, Charles Askegard, for the production. 
Finally, Artistic Director W. Earle Smith premieres a new ballet, Groovy, choreographed to the music that defined the 1960's in America. From "Tambourine Man" to "Red Rubber Ball" and "Devil With A Blue Dress," Groovy rounds out a program that will please dance fans and new audience members alike.
March 21, 8 pm
March 22, 2 pm
March 22, 8 pm
To speak with a Ticket Concierge, please call 608-278-7990 or email tickets@madisonballet.org.
*The performance of Who Cares?, a Balanchine® Ballet, is presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® Service standards established and provided by the trust.