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NEW! Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn

Join Mitchell Korn, Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music senior lecturer, for a four-part series that explores the behind the scenes of one of Nashville Ballet’s upcoming performances. Korn will lead engaging discussions with the creative experts that make a ballet possible (choreographers, dancers, costumers, etc.) to illustrate how a concept becomes a reality.

Participants will gain:

  • Appreciation for the work of art
  • Insight into the creative process
  • Access to artists
  • Increased literacy in the art

This all-new series is perfect for ballet beginners, or for those who want to build upon their dance education. The subject matter for each series will be based upon the current season’s offerings.

During the 2017-18 season, there are two options for Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn.

 

 

 
Photo by Tony Spielberg, courtesy of Ballet Austin

Photo by Tony Spielberg, courtesy of Ballet Austin

Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn
Attitude:
Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project

Dates:
Tuesday, January 23
Thursday, January 25
Tuesday, January 30
Thursday, February 1

Time:
2-3 p.m.

Location:
Nashville Ballet (3630 Redmon Street Nashville, TN 37209)

Price:
$40
Participants also receive 15% off a ticket to Attitude: Light / The Holocaust and Humanity Project
(Discount cannot be applied to previously purchased performance tickets)

Description:
Nashville Ballet presents Attitude: Light / The Holocaust and Humanity Project to explore the protection of human rights against bigotry and hate through arts, education and public dialogue. Join the conversation as Mitchell Korn leads a thoughtful examination of Light before Nashville Ballet debuts it on stage from Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills. 

Participants will:

  • Learn about the ballet’s creation
  • Become a part of the community-wide conversation that considers our personal responsibility to injustice in the world today
  • Engage with artistic staff members, including Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills and Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling
  • Lecture series exclusive! Danielle Kahane-Kaminsky, executive director of the Tennessee Holocaust Commission, will lead a tour of the exhibit on display at Nashville Ballet following the February 1 session

This lecture series will take place before Attitude: Light / The Holocaust and Humanity Project is performed at TPAC’s Polk Theater February 9-11. Click here to learn more about the performance.

 
Six Dances by Jiří Kylián Photo by Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy of Boston Ballet

Six Dances by Jiří Kylián
Photo by Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy of Boston Ballet

Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn
Modern Masters: Kylián,
Wheeldon & Balanchine

Dates:
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Time:
2-3 p.m.

Location:
Nashville Ballet (3630 Redmon Street Nashville, TN 37209)

Price:
$40
Participants also receive 15% off a ticket to Modern Masters
(Discount cannot be applied to previously purchased performance tickets)

Description:
Modern Masters brings the work of three internationally renowned choreographers together for a hand-selected program that shines a spotlight on some of the most innovative, spectacularly grand dance that’s come out of the ballet world. The program will feature work by choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, Jiří Kylián and George Balanchine.

During this series, Mitchell Korn and Nashville Ballet artistic staff members will illustrate the road to premiering this rare, limited engagement right here in Music City.

Participants will learn about:

  • Each choreographer’s significance to the dance world
  • The three ballets that will be featured on stage
  • Why this program is a big deal for Nashville’s arts scene

This lecture series will take place before Modern Masters is performed at TPAC’s Jackson Hall May 4-8. Click here to learn more about the performance.