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

Living On: Portraits of Survivors & Liberators in Tennessee

Time: 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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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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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.

Click here to learn more and register.

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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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Frank
Jan
27
6:00 PM18:00

Frank

  • Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

FREE EVENT

Photo by Tony Spielberg, courtesy of Ballet Austin

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First Call
Feb
9
5:00 PM17:00

First Call

  • Headlines Nashville at Hotel Indigo (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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

ATTITUDE: LIGHT / THE HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY PROJECT

  • Tenneessee Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Times: February 9 at 7 p.m., February 10 at 7 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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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. Click here for more information.

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

MODERN MASTERS: KYLIÁN, WHEELDON & BALANCHINE

  • Tenneessee Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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. Click here for more information.

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EMERGENCE
Jun
1
to Jun 3

EMERGENCE

  • Nashville Ballet Studio A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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. Click here for more information.

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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

  • School of Nashville Ballet (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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!

  • Tenneessee Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

  • Tenneessee Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

  • Tenneessee Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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FREE: Storytime: The Sleeping Beauty
Sep
6
10:00 AM10:00

FREE: Storytime: The Sleeping Beauty

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished story through its beautiful music and movement before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage September 23-24, 2017 at TPAC’s Jackson Hall.

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Youth Casting Call: Nashville’s Nutcracker
Aug
20
to Sep 10

Youth Casting Call: Nashville’s Nutcracker

  • Nashville Ballet Studio A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Children ages 7 (must be born in 2009) to 11 years old are invited to audition to perform in Nashville’s Nutcracker: Celebrating 10 Years! this December. This is the only opportunity the general public will have to perform on stage with Nashville Ballet and the Nashville Symphony this season. Open auditions will be held Sundays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on August 20, August 27 and September 10. No dance experience is required; performance training will be provided. Click here for more information about the audition opportunity.

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National Dance Day
Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

National Dance Day

Celebrate National Dance Day with Nashville Ballet! All ages are invited to experience what Nashville Ballet has to offer with free dance classes. Plus, learn choreography provided by the Fox hit reality show So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) and perform as a group.

The day will feature a sample of Nashville Ballet's regularly programmed Community Division Adult Classes (ages 18+) and Community Division Youth Classes (ages 8-18), but all ages are encouraged to participate on July 29 in honor of this annual nationwide celebration of dance.

National Dance Day Schedule:

10 - 11 a.m.
DANCEFIX
Adult Introduction to Ballet Class

11 a.m. - Noon
Adult Contemporary Class
Youth Hip Hop Class

Noon - 1 p.m.
SYTYCD choreography

Attendees will receive an exclusive 50% off discount on Nashville Ballet’s Community Division Adult class packages. No registration is required for National Dance Day; drop-ins welcome. Participation will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Celebrate Christmas in July with Nashville Ballet at TPAC
Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

Celebrate Christmas in July with Nashville Ballet at TPAC

Nashville Ballet is celebrating 10 years of Nashville’s Nutcracker early with Christmas in July! For the entire month of July, take $5 off select tickets to Nashville’s Nutcracker with promo code XMASJULY, which provides the best single ticket prices all year. To celebrate, the Nutcracker and Candy Cane ballerina will make a special appearance at TPAC in downtown Nashville on Thursday, July 13 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The public is invited to meet the characters, purchase select discounted Nashville’s Nutcracker tickets on-site and save on ticketing fees (up to $10 per ticket), and buy Nutcracker and Mouse King dolls. The event coincides with Nashville’s weekly Street Food Thursdays event on Deaderick Street and 4th Avenue North, next to TPAC.

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EMERGENCE
Jun
1
to Jun 3

EMERGENCE

  • Nashville Ballet Studio A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nashville Ballet's acclaimed Emergence series offers an exclusive glimpse into the creative process. An experimental lab in the black-box theater setting of Nashville Ballet’s intimate studio, get a first look at three new works that are only weeks in the making. Watch new art unfold before you, and have the opportunity to speak with the artists about what inspired their works.

Emergence takes place at Nashville Ballet Studio A (3630 Redmon Street) for four performances June 1-3, 2017. Click here for more information.

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Young Men's Scholarship Program Audition
May
22
5:00 PM17:00

Young Men's Scholarship Program Audition

NEW students age 6-18 are invited to audition for Young Men's Scholarship Program placement for the 2017-2018 school year. Nashville Ballet’s Young Men’s Scholarship Program offers specialized training for young men, tailored to their unique needs and taught by men. The curriculum mirrors elements of the Academy Division, but with a special emphasis on developing specific male technique and addressing the unique challenges that face young men. All students receive one full academic year of tuition-FREE training, followed by merit-based scholarships. Registration is from 4:30-5 p.m., and the audition is from 5-6 p.m. Click here for more information.

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FERDINAND THE BULL
May
14
to May 21

FERDINAND THE BULL

  • Nashville Ballet Studio A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You’ll be charmed by this tale about a lovable bull who would rather sit and smell the flowers than fight in Madrid’s bullfights. Based on The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, this family ballet humorously teaches us how to embrace what makes us different. Featuring vibrant sets and costumes inspired by the cubist paintings of Pablo Picasso, narration and an interactive activity, Ferdinand the Bull will leave audiences of all ages delighted. 

Ferdinand the Bull takes place at Nashville Ballet Studio A (3630 Redmon Street) for six performances May 14-21, 2017. Click here for more information.

 

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SEVEN DEADLY SINS FT. TEN OUT OF TENN WITH APPALACHIAN SPRING
May
5
to May 7

SEVEN DEADLY SINS FT. TEN OUT OF TENN WITH APPALACHIAN SPRING

Dance, songwriting, live music, orchestration and storytelling combine into one during the world premiere of Seven Deadly Sins. Three Nashville arts organizations—Nashville Ballet, Ten Out of Tenn and the Nashville Symphony—team up for a thoughtful examination of the temptations we face every day, the choices we make and the hopeful path to redemption when we falter. Seven Deadly Sins features all-new music played live by singer-songwriter collective Ten Out of Tenn and the Nashville Symphony.

In Appalachian Spring, Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling presents an abstract interpretation of Aaron Copland’s iconic score that explores the strength, tenacity and creative spirit of women.

Seven Deadly Sins takes place at TPAC's Jackson Hall for three performances May 5-7, 2017. Click here for more information.

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