Previous 2014-2015 Season Productions
December 12-14 & 19-21, 2014 – World Premiere
Grand Rapids number one holiday tradition will be a completely re-imagined production featuring all new sets and costumes designed by award-winning designer Chris Van Allsburg (Polar Express, Jumanji) and Eugene Lee (Wicked, Sweeney Todd), with choreography by international choreographer Val Caniparoli, this new production will encompass the beauty and magic of the beloved Nutcracker story. The Nutcracker will be performed at DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, December 12-14 & 19-21, 2014 – World Premiere
February 6-8 & 13-15, 2015
Swan Lake, a timeless story of tragic love and deception. Odette, a beautiful princess, is cursed by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart to live as a swan forever. Her spell can only be broken if a prince swears his everlasting love to her. Tchaikovsky’s magical score and the illustrious Black Swan pas de deux have made Swan Lake one of the most enduring, moving and admired classical ballets of all time. The Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company will also join GRB on stage to complete this epic story of romance and beauty. February 6-8 & 13-15, 2015 Peter Martin Wege Theatre
Program I: March 13-15, 2015
Program II: April 16-17 & 19, 2015
“MOVEMEDIA: Wide-ranging, wild, and wonderful choreography” – Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk, MLive
“It’s a unique experience for a dance writer to witness the blossoming of a dance troupe; to see its dancers and repertory evolve over time to higher levels of artistic excellence.” – Steve Sucato, Arts Air
Featuring all new local and internationally recognized choreographers, MOVEMEDIA is our contemporary dance series that presents works that merge visual elements of sets, props, costumes and lighting, framed by technology and digital media to enhance the body in space.
May 8-10 & 15-17, 2015 – World Premiere
Beethoven, a world premiere ballet by choreographer Mario Radacovsky (Black Swan/White Swan, Romeo & Juliet, Bolero), presents an image of the man behind the musical genius. With dense and driving narratives in his symphonies, Beethoven’s sound is inexhaustibly energetic, and so is the ballet.