New takes on familiar tales and multigenerational reflections on common struggles seize center stage this month. Here’s what has us intrigued.
As part of Nashville Ballet’s efforts to become more diverse and equitable, all dancers will now wear dancer-specific flesh-tone tights and shoes.
If Imani Sailers were a body of water she would be a bayou, where a river slows just enough for a diverse ecosystem to develop. With a movement quality as rich as it is smooth, youthful as it is sage, and technical as it is artistic, the rising Nashville Ballet dancer moves with an insouciant […]
Seeing a concert by one of your favorite musicians makes for a memorable experience. But sharing the stage with them while you dance? That hits it out of the park. Enter Nashville Ballet, which regularly works with Music City stars for its annual Ballet Ball fundraiser. For its 2020 edition, held aptly on Leap Day, […]
Compare the gestation of new works across the performing arts and you’ll find an ingredient mostly missing in concert dance that’s occasionally used in opera and relatively common with plays and musical theater: the preview period. Ranging from a few days to, in the case of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, a record-breaking 182 performances, […]
Lately, there has been much ado about diversity, equity and inclusion in ballet. While it’s clear what increased diversity would look like (having more dancers, teachers, choreographers and administrators of color working in the field), equity and inclusion are a bit more nebulous. Yet Nashville Ballet’s new ballet Lucy Negro Redux might give us a […]
We might have gotten a little bit carried away with this year’s “Season Preview”—but with the 2018–19 season packing so many buzzy shows, how could we not? Here are over two dozen tours, premieres and revivals that have us drooling. A Night of Natalia Osipova—With David Hallberg David Hallberg and Natalia Osipova have a rare, […]
I’ve had a sticky note on my desk since 2013 with a horoscope that reads, “What would you do if you made happiness your number one priority?” Like many things in life, at least for me, there is no single, simple answer to that question, which is perhaps why it’s still sitting there. The past […]