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Photo by David Bailey

Photo by David Bailey

MODERN MASTERS
KYLIÁN, WHEELDON & BALANCHINE

MAY 4-6, 2018
TPAC'S JACKSON HALL

Age Recommendation: Middle school and up
Run Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes (including 1 intermission)

Six Dances Choreography by Jiří Kylián
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Ghosts Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
Music by Grammy-nominated composer C.F. Kip Winger

Western Symphony Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Hershy Kay


Live Music Performed by the Nashville Symphony

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. Christopher Wheeldon’s Ghosts draws inspiration from a lyrical score by Grammy-nominated composer and Nashville resident C.F. Kip Winger (of American rock band Winger), while wit and charisma take center stage in Jiří Kylián’s Six Dances set to Mozart’s Six German Dances. George Balanchine’s masterwork Western Symphony caps off the evening with a rollicking journey to the rugged Old West. An enormous cast of cowboys and dance hall girls showcase Balanchine’s blend of highly demanding, spirited and playful choreography, illustrating why he’s known as the father of American ballet.

Modern Masters will be at TPAC's Jackson Hall for three (3) performances:

  • Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2 p.m.

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