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Renowned cellist Maya Beiser, dance icon Wendy Whelan perform in rare collaboration inspired by 9/11

‘The Day’ is a landmark co-presentation between OZ Arts Nashville and TPAC in partnership with Nashville Ballet. “We started working on the piece on September 11”, says renowned Cellist Maya Beiser says. “We were there, in New York City when it happened. The piece became inspired by those events.”

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Mark the winter solstice with OZ Arts’ ‘The Longest Night,’ featuring the Portara Ensemble and over 40 Nashville performers

In celebration of the winter solstice, OZ Arts presents ‘The Longest Night,’ taking place on the actual longest nights of the year — Dec. 20 and 21 — and bringing together over 40 Nashville-based artists for this celebration.

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‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ is now a ballet, and Nashville will be the first US-based company to perform it

Some of us were lucky enough to read ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ in high school. Others remember the riveting 1951 film with Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh and Kim Hunter. But anyone who knows anything about the 1947 play by Tennessee Williams is wondering the same thing: “How do you translate the beautiful narrative into a ballet, where no words are uttered?”

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A dazzling display of Japanese artistry, TAO: Drum Heart comes to Nashville Jan. 28

When they’re not on international tour, Drum Tao performers are usually practicing on top of the isolated mountain in Japan where the group is based. “All day we practice, rehearse, and train. Japanese drum is very loud, [so] we can’t train in town,” said Taro Harasaki.

OZ Arts Nashville makes a stop at TPAC for innovative seventh season

Innovative and unconventional are the themes OZ Arts Nashville has been embracing since its inception five years ago. Now in its seventh season, the first with new […]

A breakdown of Nashville Ballet’s 2019-20 season

With Romeo and Juliet right around the corner for Nashville’s premier ballet company, it’s good to stay on your toes. To help, here’s a breakdown of Nashville Ballet’s upcoming 2019-20 season.

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Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon partners with contemporary dance troupe TU Dance for ‘Come Through’ Feb. 25-26

Everybody knows Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. Millions have mispronounced his band’s name before (which comes from the French phrase bon hiver, meaning “good winter”). The experimental multi-instrumentalist with a surprising falsetto has now teamed up with contemporary dance troupe TU Dance to present Bon Iver + TU Dance: Come Through for a limited two-evening engagement February 25 and 26 at TPAC’s Jackson Hall.

Aladidn Winter Wish Auditions

Nashville area dancers invited to audition for TPAC and Lythgoe Family Give Kids Panto Present ‘Aladdin and His Winter Wish’

TPAC and Lythgoe Family Give Kids Panto are pleased to announce that open auditions for Aladdin and His Winter Wish will be held at CoolSprings Galleria on National […]