November 10, 2018
Harpeth Hall School’s Frances Bond DAVIS Theatre
Choreography by Gina Patterson
Music by Jordan Hamlin
Costume design by Jocelyn Melechinsky
Run time: 30 minutes with a 15-minute talk-back
Commissioned by the League of Women Voters of Nashville and their "Perfect 36 Sponsors,” Gina Patterson’s 72 Steps takes an empowering and celebratory look at the ratification of the 19th Amendment and the vital role Tennessee played in it.
Patterson’s work transports audiences to the early 1900s as camps in favor and opposition of suffrage frantically battle for support in the days leading up to the Tennessee legislature’s history-making vote.
Depicting a fight that began with the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 and spanned over 72 years, this ballet transcends time in a rallying call to action designed to create dialogue surrounding the past and modern-day barriers to a unified and equitable society.
This event is free to the public. Due to limited capacity, advance reservations are recommended. Online reservations end two hours prior to the performance. Attendees will check in at Harpeth Hall School’s Frances Bond Davis Theatre; seating is general admission. Get directions.
Please join us after the performance for a talkback with the artists.
Questions? Please contact Nashville Ballet at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 297-2966 x710.
Generously underwritten by League of Women Voters of Nashville and their “Perfect 36 Sponsors”