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Nashville’s own version of this timeless holiday classic tells the tale of Clara, a young girl who goes on a fantastic journey with the help of her magical uncle Drosselmeyer.
Almost 200 dancers perform to the famous music of Tchaikovsky’s in this ballet classic set in Nashville, introducing audiences to beloved characters such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King, the Nutcracker, the Dancing Bear and historic characters from Nashville’s past.
Attitude combines contemporary dance from three cutting-edge choreographers with live music from respected, local artists to create an evening of innovative art:
Current Nashville Ballet company dancer Christopher Stuart creates an original ballet set to the iconic music of Johnny Cash and from Nashville-based neo-rockabilly band Sugar + The Hi-Lows in a daring combination of music and dance.
Named “Best Up and Coming Choreographer” by the Houston Press, Brian Enos revives And Legions Will Rise, set to music by Kevin Puts, that premiered at Nashville Ballet’s 2012 Emergence series.
Vasterling’s Time/Return/Memory sets the Greek myth about Orpheus and Eurydice to a solo piano score adapted from Philip Glass’ Orphée Suite, presenting death as both an end and a beginning.
This local twist to the English folktale Jack and the Beanstalk offers children and families a fun, interactive performance with a real giant on stage!
Following the original story, Tennessee Jack is swindled into selling his cow for a handful of magic beans. But in this Southern version, the beans grow a stalk of kudzu straight into the sky, leading to a land of giants portrayed by enormous puppets and taking Jack on an adventure he will not soon forget.
Three choreographic voices, selections from American composer Paul Moravec, live music from ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, and vocal collaboration from choral group Portara Ensemble combine to create three new works that will premiere in Emergence.
Specializing in contemporary dance, Banning Bouldin brings a cutting edge, European style of movement to the stage accompanied by classical music.
Nationally in-demand choreographer James Gregg combines classical ballet and contemporary movement with varying dynamic shifts to create a brand new work.
After her 2013 creation, …but the flowers have yet to come, set to music from Nashville singer-songwriter Matthew Perryman Jones, Gina Patterson creates another new work full of intense artistry and a feminine perspective.
A mighty lion learns the value of diversity in this engaging children’s ballet.
The king of the jungle cannot understand why everyone isn’t exactly like him, but a wise and patient bird introduces the lion to a host of jungle creatures -- including an elephant, swan and fish -- to teach him that we are all unique, and it’s exactly those differences that make life interesting.
Ben Folds performs his daring combination of new art live on stage along with two beloved 20th century ballets demonstrates the diverse talents of Music City’s dance and musical communities.
Ben Folds Piano Concerto
Piano virtuoso and popular music mainstay Ben Folds combines his new, original piano concerto with Vasterling’s choreography to spin a poetic narrative in a classical style influenced by popular music.
This modern-day masterwork from famed Czech/Dutch choreographer Jiří Kylián premieres to Nashville audiences with its coordinated group formations, strong duets and combined elements of contemporary and classical dance.
The essence of neo-classical ballet, Serenade emphasizes the beauty of the female dancer and portrays women as beautiful, strong, even divine.