Living On: Portraits of Survivors & Liberators in Tennessee
Jan
15
to Feb 28

Living On: Portraits of Survivors & Liberators in Tennessee

Dates: January 15 - February 28, 2018
Times: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Weekdays
Location: Nashville Ballet Studio A (3630 Redmon Street, Nashville 37209)

Visit Nashville Ballet to view portraits and stories from "Living On," a documentary project presenting the testimonies of Holocaust survivors and U.S. Army liberators now living in Tennessee. View the exhibit at Nashville Ballet weekdays January 15 - February 28 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

This exhibit is made possible by the Tennessee Holocaust Commission. Click here to learn more about "Living On."

FREE EVENT

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Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive & Company Auditions
Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive & Company Auditions

Nashville Ballet is holding open auditions for its 2018 Summer Intensive and professional company in Nashville on Sunday, February 25. The Summer Intensive audition fee is $35 the day-of, or save $10 by registering online in advance by clicking here. Company auditions are $25. Online registration and additional details are available by clicking here.

Summer Intensive Registration: 11 a.m. - noon
Summer Intensive Audition: Noon - 1:45 p.m.

Company Registration: Noon
Company Audition: 2-4 p.m.

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Family Day at the Ballet
Apr
15
12:00 PM12:00

Family Day at the Ballet

Imaginations run wild at Family Day at the Ballet! Make a day of it with an engaging afternoon created with families in mind, including a children’s ballet performance of Aesop’s Fables, movement activities, arts and crafts, and more. Aesop’s Fables weaves together four wildly popular fables (The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the CrowThe Wind and the Sun and The Ants and the Grasshopper) to impart a little wisdom to little ones. Families can experience everything that Nashville Ballet has to offer with just one ticket. Family Day at the Ballet takes place at Nashville Ballet Studio A Sunday, April 15 from noon - 4 p.m.

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Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn: Modern Masters
Apr
17
2:00 PM14:00

Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn: Modern Masters

Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn is a four-part lecture series beginning April 17.

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.

Registration is $40 per participant and includes admittance to the four-part lecture series as well as 15% off a ticket to Modern Masters (not applicable to previously purchased tickets).

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MODERN MASTERS: KYLIÁN, WHEELDON & BALANCHINE
May
4
to May 6

MODERN MASTERS: KYLIÁN, WHEELDON & BALANCHINE

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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 takes place at TPAC's Jackson Hall for three performances May 4-6, 2018.

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EMERGENCE
Jun
1
to Jun 3

EMERGENCE

  • Nashville Ballet Studio A (map)
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Nashville Ballet lifts the curtain on the creative process with its popular Emergence series, inviting the public into its studio to experience a piece of art only weeks in the making. See what happens when up-and-coming choreographers are free to create with only a blank notebook in hand and no rules to follow—other than embracing their creative instincts. This season’s edition will feature a musical collaboration with The Bluebird Cafe, recreating the intimacy of the world-renowned listening room at Nashville Ballet. The Bluebird Cafe celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, and Emergence serves as the finale event of its yearlong celebration. Emergence takes place at Nashville Ballet Studio A for four performances June 1-3, 2018.

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Sensory Friendly Performance: Jump, Frog, Jump
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

Sensory Friendly Performance: Jump, Frog, Jump

FREE EVENT

Based on the popular children's book of the same name by Robert Kalan, this exciting tale of a frog and friends retraces from the beginning each time a new character is added: "This is the snake that dropped from a branch and swallowed the fish that swam after the frog that was under the fly that climbed out of the water- How did the frog get away? Jump Frog Jump!"  This energetic and humorous ballet is completely narrated and incorporates children from the audience as they instruct the frog to jump for his safety! The repetitive dialogue of the story helps to build important memory skills, while the art of dance, drama and visual art "bring science to life" with lessons on bugs, reptiles and other pond creatures.
 
This Sensory Friendly performance is designed to create an inclusive and welcoming experience for all families with children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities.

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ATTITUDE: LIGHT / THE HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY PROJECT
Feb
9
to Feb 11

ATTITUDE: LIGHT / THE HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY PROJECT

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Dates: February 9-11, 2018
Times: February 9 at 7:30 p.m., February 10 at 7:30 p.m., February 11 at 2 p.m.
Location: TPAC's Polk Theater (505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243)

Pushing the boundaries of Nashville Ballet’s acclaimed Attitude series, Light / The Holocaust and Humanity Project offers a groundbreaking exploration of devastating loss, resiliency and, ultimately, the triumph of the human spirit. Stay after the performance for a talkback with Ballet Austin Artistic Director/Choreographer Stephen Mills, Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling and Tennessee Human Rights Commission Executive Director Beverly Watts.

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First Call
Feb
9
5:00 PM17:00

First Call

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Date: February 9, 2018
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Headlines Nashville at Hotel Indigo (301 Union Street, Nashville, TN 37201)

You are invited to First Call, our fundraiser benefiting Friends of Nashville Ballet. Join us for this pre-performance cocktail party featuring delicious cocktails, light bites and an exciting silent auction. First Call guests are encouraged to continue the evening at the 7:30 p.m. performance of Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project. Friends of Nashville Ballet members receive discounted pricing. This is a 21+ event.

Tickets are no longer available online, but we hope you will join us and pay at the door! Entry is $45/person or $35 for Friends of Nashville Ballet members. Thank you for your support!

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The Art of Tolerance: Community Panel Discussion
Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

The Art of Tolerance: Community Panel Discussion

  • Fisk University’s Appleton Room in Jubilee Hall (map)
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Date: February 3, 2018
Time: 3-5:30 p.m.
Location: Fisk University’s Appleton Room in Jubilee Hall (17th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208)

Join us at Fisk University for a discussion about tolerance in our community, featuring a diverse panel curated by the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. This community event is presented in partnership with the Nashville premiere of Ballet Austin's Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project.

Volunteering Fair: 3-3:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: 3:30-5 p.m.

Panelists:
Kasar Abdulla, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Valor Collegiate Academies

Phyllis Hildreth, J.D., Director of Grants Management and Strategic Partnerships, American Baptist College

Avi Poster, Independent Education Management Professional

Stephanie Teatro, Co-Executive Director, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition

Moderator:
Beverly Watts, Tennessee Human Rights Commission Executive Director

FREE EVENT

Photo by Tony Spielberg, courtesy of Ballet Austin

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Frank
Jan
27
6:00 PM18:00

Frank

  • Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park (map)
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Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park (120 Everbright Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064)

In this brand-new ballet, a disfigured young boy named Frank N. Stein goes to a new school and realizes that he looks different than the other kids. As Frank navigates through the stereotypical cast of high school characters, he uncovers the insecurities that live within us all—and that we're more alike than we are different. Stick around for a post-performance discussion with a family counselor designed for both parents and children with tips on how to empower teens when faced with social and emotional challenges.

Concept and Choreography by Paul Vasterling
Additional Choreography by Christopher Stuart
Music Composed by Mark Volker, commissioned by Nashville Ballet
Costumes Designed by Marion Talon

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Lunch & Learn: Screening of Producing Light
Jan
24
11:00 AM11:00

Lunch & Learn: Screening of Producing Light

Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Belcourt Theatre (2102 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212)

Before Nashville Ballet premieres Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project from Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills, view a screening of Producing Light, the Emmy Award-winning documentary of the ballet’s creation. Brown bag your lunch or purchase concessions on site.The film will be introduced by Tennessee Human Rights Commission Executive Director Beverly Watts. Stay after and participate in a post-screening talkback with Mills and Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling.

FREE EVENT

Photo by Tony Spielberg, courtesy of Ballet Austin

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Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn: Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project
Jan
23
2:00 PM14:00

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

Time: 2-3 p.m.
Location: Nashville Ballet Studio A (3630 Redmon Street, Nashville 37209)

Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn is a four-part lecture series beginning January 23.

Join the conversation as Mitchell Korn, Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music senior lecturer, leads a thoughtful examination of Light before Nashville Ballet debuts it on stage from Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills. This four-part series will feature engaging discussions with Mills, Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling, Nashville Ballet Company Dancer Julia Eisen and more.

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Open Rehearsal Viewing: Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project
Jan
18
5:00 PM17:00

Open Rehearsal Viewing: Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project

Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Nashville Ballet Studio A (3630 Redmon Street, Nashville 37209)

Look in as Nashville Ballet prepares for the premiere of Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project in Music City and participate in a post-rehearsal talkback with Associate Artistic Director of Ballet Austin Michelle Martin, Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling and Tennessee Human Rights Commission Executive Director Beverly Watts.

FREE EVENT

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Children's Division Open House
Jan
13
9:00 AM09:00

Children's Division Open House

  • School of Nashville Ballet Nashville Campus (map)
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School of Nashville Ballet invites new, returning and prospective Children's Division students to attend an open house at the Nashville campus (3630 Redmon Street Nashville, TN 37209) on Saturday, January 13 from 9-11 a.m. See the studios, play with props from class and meet the faculty. In addition, there will be costumes on display, a photo booth, beverages and snacks, and some fun crafts for kids.

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School of Nashville Ballet Winter Intensive
Jan
8
to Jan 14

School of Nashville Ballet Winter Intensive

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School of Nashville Ballet is pleased to present its 2017-2018 Winter Intensive in collaboration with the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Discovery Project. School of Nashville Ballet's Ballet Workshop will kick off the week Monday, January 8 - Wednesday, January 10. Students will have the opportunity to strengthen their technique while preparing for upcoming Summer Intensive auditions and the start of the spring semester. School of Nashville Ballet welcomes the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Discovery Project Thursday, January 11 - Sunday, January 14, an exciting opportunity to explore partnering, modern, improvisation and LINES ballet repertoire. Students are encouraged to attend both sessions. Click here to learn more and to register.

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Nashville’s Nutcracker: Celebrating 10 Years!
Dec
2
to Dec 23

Nashville’s Nutcracker: Celebrating 10 Years!

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Celebrating 10 years of awe-inspiring magic and dazzling holiday cheer, Nashville’s Nutcracker will ring in the season with all-new magical elements, including letting it snow in the audience! A truly local production through and through with clever nods to the city’s sparkly past, Nashville’s Nutcracker epitomizes the holiday season in Music City. Nashville's Nutcracker: Celebrating 10 Years! takes place at TPAC's Jackson Hall for 16 performances December 2-23, 2017. Click here for more information.

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Lizzie Borden with The Raven
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Lizzie Borden with The Raven

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Did she or didn’t she? Viewers will judge for themselves when Lizzie Borden’s real-life double homicide case of 1892 hauntingly unfolds on stage this Halloween. Acquitted for the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother, Lizzie Borden’s notorious courtroom trial remains one of the most controversial and sensationalized in American history. Nashville Ballet’s gripping interpretation takes audiences into the mind of the woman embroiled in the scandal to show that there may be more to the story than previously thought. The world premiere of The Raven explores Edgar Allan Poe’s dark poem by blending movement with a classical score and elements of spoken word. Lizzie Borden with The Raven takes place at TPAC's Polk Theater for three performances October 26-28, 2017. Click here for more information.

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FREE: STORYTIME: LITTLE CLOUD
Oct
18
10:30 AM10:30

FREE: STORYTIME: LITTLE CLOUD

Based on the book Little Cloud by Eric Carle, this program introduces children to the joy and boundless possibilities of movement. Guided by a teaching artist, children will learn how to create shapes and carve out space with their bodies. NOTE: This event will take place at both 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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The Sleeping Beauty
Sep
23
to Sep 24

The Sleeping Beauty

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Brimming with enchantment, romance and charm, Nashville Ballet’s season opener ushers in the triumphant return of beloved fairytale The Sleeping Beauty. Considered to be the most technically challenging piece of classical choreography for the ballerina since its debut in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty appeals to connoisseurs and novices alike. All ages will be swept away by the timeless tale of how the villainous Carabosse and noble Lilac Fairy cast dueling spells over Princess Aurora, which can only be broken by a dashing prince’s kiss. The Sleeping Beauty takes place at TPAC's Jackson Hall for three performances September 23-24, 2017. Click here for more information.

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