Attitude: Lucy Negro Redux
Choreography, adaptation and direction by Paul Vasterling
Music composed and performed live by Rhiannon Giddens
Spoken word performed live by Caroline Randall Williams
February 8-10, 2019
TPAC’s Polk Theater
A world premiere by Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling, Lucy Negro Redux explores the mysterious love life of literary great William Shakespeare through the perspective of the illustrious “Dark Lady” for whom many of his famed sonnets were written. Based on the book by Nashville poet Caroline Randall Williams, the contemporary ballet explores themes of love, otherness, equality and beauty as the narrator embarks on a journey to discover her own power and worth. Featuring an original score by Grammy Award-winning artist and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Rhiannon Giddens with spoken word performed by Williams, Lucy is an imaginative drama brimming with wit and relevancy.
This production is recommended for adults due to explicit language and mature themes.