Spring 2017 National Tour


So moving as to bring tears...
— Jan Brinkman, Audience Member
An enchanting evening....
— Susan Jillson, Audience Member

The concept for The Stor(ies) of You and Me was inspired by 2016/17 Guest Choreographer Caleb Mitchell.

Mitchell's work of the same name explores the concept of stories - specifically, how the stories each of us have shape who we are. Mitchell's line of though inspired Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager to further explore the impact of stories. How our stories, backgrounds and experiences shape who we are? How can stories that we share bring us together, in spite of our unique experiences?

Before the vows

...something for everyone...
— Linda Jillson, Audience Member


Featured Repertoire

The program includes five 2016 premieres created for Ballet 5:8.

The Stor(ies) of You and Me
Choreography by Caleb Mitchell

Before the Vows
Ripple Effect
Surprised by Joy

Choreography by Julianna Slager



Artist Interviews

Learn more about each work in the program through behind-the-scenes interviews with the artists performing the works.