315 E. Main St.
$20; 8 p.m. (Fri.); 2 p.m. (Sat.)
Has it been 13 years? Really? I remember going to the second Louisville Ballet Choreographers’ Showcase (or was it the third?), and there’s no way I’ve aged that much. Nevertheless, one can imagine this showcase has only improved with time; the annual event focuses on various short works choreographed and performed by the dancers of Louisville Ballet, and its popularity has only grown. This year’s showcase features the world premiere of a one-act ballet called “Sansei” by company principal Mikelle Bruzina. (I remember seeing her first-ever piece way back when; sorry, Mikelle, I had to say it.) “Sansei,” which is a Japanese term for third generation, is set to an original score for cello, violin and clarinet composed by local musician Ben Sollee. This should be a good one. Also, the showcase is always held at the Ballet’s downtown studio space in a casual, fun atmosphere — but be forewarned that tickets go quickly, and there are only two shows. —Kevin Gibson