Lions of Judah to Go Backstage at the Ballet

View More: members of the Lion of Judah Division of the Jewish Federation of Louisville are going to the Louisville Ballet for a private backstage tour with Artistic Director Robert Curran on Friday, January 15, at 11:30 a.m. The program also includes lunch at Rye.

Trained at The Australian Ballet School, Curran enjoyed a thrilling and fulfilling career with The Australian Ballet as a principal artist. He then took the passion and discipline he developed as a dancer and set his sights on diversifying his knowledge, skills and abilities.

Education and experience continually expanded his ability to move his own body on stage and through this, move an audience through a wide range of emotions. Beyond his dancing career he strives to continue to move people towards a satisfying encounter with dance.

Curran is motivated by the form that a dancer gains from training in the traditions of classical ballet, where respect and discipline can facilitate breathtaking strength and freedom. He is also inspired by the innovation that forms the function of any artist, that being able to express oneself bravely and boldly through art for the greater good of a community.

As artistic director of Louisville Ballet, Curran continues to contribute to the global arts community, enriching his knowledge of the art form to which he has devoted his life. He is excited by, and committed to, the Louisville community with its abundant respect for the arts and its exciting perspective on the future.

The cost of this event is $36 and is not tax deductible. It is open to all members of the Lion of Judah Division, women who make a minimum commitment of $5,000 to the Annual Federation Campaign.

Reservations must be made by January 11. A Vaad approved option is available if requested prior to January 11. For more information or reservations, contact Mary Jean Timmel, 502-238-2722.

The next Lion of Judah event will be a private tour of the Speed Museum on April 13.

Karen Abrams, Victoria Diaz, Debbie Friedman, Jane Goldstein, Kate Latts and Denise Schiller are co-chairs of the Lion of Judah events.

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