These artists take ballet beyond the boundary of what is traditionally expected as they reflect on what it means to be a man or woman, how gender affects one’s existence, and more.
Two Nashville Country Music icons sharing the stage with Nashville Ballet at its annual fundraising gala.
First established in 1989, Holiday Magic is a community engagement program which works to share the beauty, artistry and athleticism of dance.
“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.”
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?”
Almost 100 years ago, half of our country’s population was given the right to cast a ballot for the first time. In honor of this landmark moment in history, TPAC has joined over 40 other Nashville organizations to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution granting women the right to vote.
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.
Roberta Ciuffo West, TPAC’s Executive Vice President for Education and Community Engagement, reflects on the upcoming 2019-20 HOT Season for Young People and how it connects to classroom learning.