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2018-2019 Season

Celebrating Paul Vasterling's 20th year as Artistic Director

As I enter into my 20th year as Artistic Director, I am in awe of the growth of our company and artists. This season is truly revolutionary in subject matter and artistry; my hope is that we’ll challenge both dancers and audiences in a way that affords progress and growth. With such a spectacular repertory, our goal is to take what’s next and turn it into what’s now.
— Paul Vasterling, Nashville Ballet Artistic Director

Nashville Ballet is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 season, celebrating Paul Vasterling’s 20th anniversary as Artistic Director. Touting musical collaborations that embrace the multitude of talents in Music City, the upcoming season ushers in a new era of artistry in Middle Tennessee with groundbreaking premieres and beloved fan favorites.


Swan Lake

September 21-23, 2018
TPAC’s Jackson Hall

Choreography after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Additional choreography, editing and story treatment by Paul Vasterling
Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony
Music by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky

 

Seven Deadly Sins
with Superstitions

October 18-20, 2018
TPAC’s Polk Theater

Seven Deadly Sins concept and choreography by Christopher Stuart
Music written and performed live by
k.s. Rhoads and Ten Out of Tenn

Superstitions choreography by Jennifer Archibald
Music composed and performed live by
Cristina Spinei

 
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Paul Vasterling’s 20th Anniversary Gala Performance

December 13, 2018
TPAC’s Jackson Hall

Tarantella choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, reconstructed and orchestrated by Hershy Kay
Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony

Ghosts © excerpt choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
Music by C.F. Kip Winger

Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony

Bloom excerpt choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Music by Philip Glass
Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony

Musica Universalis choreography by Christopher Stuart
Music by Alex Baranowski
Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony

World premiere choreography by Carlos Pons Guerra

I Enjoy You choreography by Darrell Moultrie
Music composed and performed live by
Louis York

Romeo & Juliet excerpt choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony

Firebird excerpt choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music by Igor Stravinsky

Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony

 

Nashville's Nutcracker

December 1-23, 2018
TPAC’s Jackson Hall

Concept, story treatment and choreography by Paul Vasterling
Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

 

Attitude:
Lucy Negro Redux

February 8-10, 2019
TPAC’s Polk Theater

Choreography, adaptation and direction by Paul Vasterling
Based on the book by
Caroline Randall Williams
Music composed and performed live by
Rhiannon Giddens
Spoken word performed live by Caroline Randall Williams
Production design by Doug Fitch

 

Family Day at the Ballet

March 31, 2019
Nashville Ballet Studio A

Degas & the Little Dancer choreography by Paul Vasterling
Based on the book by Laurence Anholt
Music by Dr. David M. Bridges

Dragons Love Tacos storytime choreography by Paul Vasterling
Based on the book by Adam Rubin

 

Modern Masters
with ben folds

April 26-28, 2019
TPAC’s Jackson Hall

The Ben Folds Project: Concerto choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music by
Ben Folds
Live music performed by Ben Folds and the Nashville Symphony

Duo Concertant choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Igor Stravinsky
Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony

The Lottery based on Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”
Presented by special arrangement with the children of Shirley Jackson and literary media
Choreography by
Val Caniparoli
Music by Robert Moran
Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony

Bloom choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Music by Philip Glass
Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony

 
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Season Special:
Carmina Burana

May 31 – June 3, 2019
Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music by Carl Orff
Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony, Nashville Symphony Chorus and Blair Children’s Chorus