Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn

Join Mitchell Korn, Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music senior lecturer, for a lecture series that takes participants behind the scenes of one of Nashville Ballet’s upcoming performances. Korn will lead engaging discussions with the creative experts that make a ballet possible to illustrate how a concept becomes a reality. This series is perfect for ballet beginners or for those who want to build upon their dance education.

Participants will gain:

  • Appreciation for the work of art

  • Insight into the creative process

  • Access to artists

  • Increased literacy in the art

To purchase a lecture series or a drop-in class, select an option below.

To register by phone, call (615) 297-2966 x710.

Inside the Ballet

Lecture Schedule:
Tuesday, April 9, 1:30-3 p.m. | Special Guest: Artistic Director Paul Vasterling
Thursday, April 11, 1:30-3 p.m. | Special Guest: Duo Concertant pianist Alessandra Volpi
Tuesday, April 16, 1:30-3 p.m. | Special Guests: The Lottery choreographer Val Caniparoli and stager Maiqui Manosa
Thursday, April 18, 1:30-3 p.m. | Special Guest: Duo Concertant stager Victoria Simon

Each lecture will explore a different topic related to the production. Class will begin with a rehearsal viewing at 1:30 p.m. followed by the lecture from 2-3 p.m.

Nashville Ballet (3630 Redmon Street Nashville, TN 37209)

Highlighting innovation and artistry, this season’s Modern Masters series showcases choreographers that have challenged the bounds of the art form through big ideas and intriguing collaborations. The Ben Folds Project: Concerto makes its triumphant homecoming after Nashville Ballet’s critically acclaimed Kennedy Center debut in 2017. George Balanchine’s Duo Concertant delivers a rare look at the breadth of the father of American ballet’s magnificent repertory, while The Lottery keeps audiences and dancers both on edge with the promise of a thrilling climax—the ballet’s final soloist will be selected by a real lottery live on stage. Inspired by the beauty of Eastern rituals, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Bloom rounds out the program.

Participants will:

  • Learn the significance and history of each of the ballets featured on the program

  • Get a sneak peek into the rehearsal process

  • Engage with artistic staff members and guests who have made this production possible

  • Receive 15% off a ticket to the performance (restrictions apply; discounts cannot be applied to previously purchased tickets)

This lecture series will take place before Ben Folds with Nashville Ballet is performed at TPAC’s Jackson Hall April 26-28, 2019. Click here to learn more about the performance.