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The Sarasota Ballet’s 2023 – 2024 Season will feature 7 programs showcasing the internationally recognized artistry and programming of the Company. New repertoire works for the The Sarasota Ballet include a new ballet by Jessica Lang, Edwaard Liang’s The Art of War, and a world premiere by Gemma Bond. Resident Choreographer Ricardo Graziano returns with some of his most acclaimed works and a world premiere, which will be his 11th one act ballet for the Company. Renowned as the ‘Father’ of Ballet in America, George Balanchine, is showcased through Theme and Variations, Who Cares?, and Emeralds from his masterpiece, Jewels. Mentor and a significant source of inspiration to Webb and Assistant Director Margaret Barbieri, Sir Frederick Ashton, comes to life with both humor (Varii Capricci), drama (Dante Sonata), and swiftness (Sinfonietta). And Webb continues to bring back beloved works by Johan Kobborg (Salute), Sir Kenneth MacMillan (Las Hermanas), Paul Taylor (Company B), Twyla Tharp (In the Upper Room), and Christopher Wheeldon (The American).

This Season is a perfect first step in a new chapter for The Sarasota Ballet.

Joseph Volpe, Executive Director

The Sarasota Ballet

Program 1

Progression In Rep | October 20 – 22, 2023 

FSU Center for the Performing Arts

World Premiere | Choreography by Gemma Bond | Music by Alberto Ginastera

Varii Capricci | Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton | Music by Sir William Walton

Salute | Choreography by Johan Kobborg | Music by Hans Christian Lumbye

PROGRAM 1 DETAILS & TICKETS

Program 2

Conflicted Beauty November 17 – 18, 2023 

Sarasota Opera House

The Art of War (Company Premiere) | Choreography by Edwaard Liang | Music by Michael Torke

Dante Sonata | Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton | Music by Franz Liszt

Company B | Choreography by Paul Taylor | Music by The Andrews Sisters

PROGRAM 2 DETAILS & TICKETS

Program 3

Moments of Meaning | December 15 – 16, 2023 

Sarasota Opera House

Theme and Variations | Choreography by George Balanchine | Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Divertissement: Les Lutins | Choreography by Johan Kobborg | Music by Henryk Wieniawski and Antonio Bazzini

Divertissement: The Walk to the Paradise Garden | Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton | Music by Frederick Delius

Divertissement: Flames of Paris Pas de Deux | Choreography by Vasily Vahonen | Music by Boris Asafyev

In the Upper Room | Choreography by Twyla Tharp | Music by Philip Glass

PROGRAM 3 DETAILS & TICKETS

Program 4

Graziano Celebrated | January 26 – 29, 2024

FSU Center for the Performing Arts

Sonatina | Choreography by Ricardo Graziano | Music by Antonín Dvořák

World Premiere | Choreography by Ricardo Graziano | Music to be announced

In a State of Weightlessness | Choreography by Ricardo Graziano | Music by Philip Glass

PROGRAM 4 Details & TICKETS

Program 5

Ballet Hispánico March 8 – 11, 2024

FSU Center for the Performing Arts

The Sarasota Ballet Presents Ballet Hispánico

PROGRAM 5 Details & TICKETS

Program 6

Portraits of Expression April 5 – 6, 2024

Sarasota Opera House 

Emeralds | Choreography by George Balanchine | Music by Gabriel Fauré

Las Hermanas | Choreography by Sir Kenneth MacMillan | Music by Frank Martin

Who Cares? | Choreography by George Balanchine | Music by George Gershwin | Music arrangement by Hershy Kay

PROGRAM 6 Details & TICKETS

Program 7

Inspirations | April 26 – 27, 2024 

Sarasota Opera House

The American | Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon | Music by Antonín Dvořák

Lyric Pieces | Choreography by Jessica Lang | Music by Edvard Grieg

Sinfonietta | Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton | Music by Malcolm Williamson

PROGRAM 7 Details & TICKETS