Sometimes, bodies say more than words ever could; and nobody understood this better than Alvin Ailey — whose legendary dance company graces TPAC for two unique performances Feb. 28 and 29.
TPAC News Center recently talked with Beiser and Whelan about how being masters of their respective crafts blends together on stage before sharing one together at TPAC’s Polk Theater on Jan. 18.
Following critically acclaimed engagements, the reimagined 50th Anniversary tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar comes to TPAC March 3-8.
Two Nashville Country Music icons sharing the stage with Nashville Ballet at its annual fundraising gala.
“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.”
In celebration of the winter solstice, ‘The Longest Night,’ takes place on the actual longest nights of the year — Dec. 20 and 21, bringing together over 40 Nashville-based artists.
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?”
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.