Lucy Negro Redux ON TOUR

March 20-21, 2019
Knoxville, TN

Lucy Negro Redux heads to Knoxville for two special performances:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee Theatre

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee Theatre | Big Ears Festival Performance

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

This production is recommended for adults due to explicit language and mature themes.

Lucy Negro Redux explores the mysterious love life of literary great William Shakespeare through the perspective of the illustrious “Dark Lady” for whom many of his famed sonnets were written. Based on the book by Nashville poet Caroline Randall Williams, the contemporary ballet explores themes of love, otherness, equality and beauty as the narrator embarks on a journey to discover her own power and worth. Featuring an original score by Grammy Award-winning artist and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Rhiannon Giddens with spoken word performed by Williams, Lucy is an imaginative drama brimming with wit and relevancy.


Celebratory Reception

Join Artistic Director Paul Vasterling and Nashville Ballet staff as we celebrate Lucy Negro Redux’s tour debut! Beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served at an exclusive reception prior to the March 20 performance of Lucy Negro Redux in Knoxville.

March 20, 2019
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Club Leconte
800 South Gay Street, 27th Floor
Knoxville, TN 37929

Cost: $75/person

Let us know you’re coming so we can plan accordingly. RSVP to Isabel Tipton, Board Relations and Project Manager at or (615) 297-2966 x503.

Each guest is responsible for arranging travel logistics, accommodations and tickets individually. Purchase admission to the reception through the button below. For your convenience, seats for the performance in Nashville Ballet’s ticket block ($94/ticket) may be purchased at the same time.



Order the new edition of author Caroline Randall Williams' book from Third Man Books! Learn more about the story and how Williams' words were transformed into dance.


Lucy Negro Redux was supported by New Music USA. Visit our project page: