MAY 4-6, 2018

Age Recommendation: Middle school and up
Run Time: 2 hours (including 2 intermissions)

Sechs Tänze (Six Dances) Choreography by Jiří Kylián
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ghosts Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
Music by Grammy-nominated composer C.F. Kip Winger

Western Symphony Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Hershy Kay

Live Music Performed by the Nashville Symphony

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 Sechs Tänze (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 will be at TPAC's Jackson Hall for three (3) performances:

  • Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2 p.m.

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Sechs Tänze (Six Dances) by Jiří Kylián
Photo by Gene Schiavone, courtesy of Boston Ballet

APRIL 17-26, 2018

Join Mitchell Korn, Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music senior lecturer, for a four-part lecture series exploring Modern Masters.

During this series, Mitchell Korn and Nashville Ballet artistic staff members will illustrate the road to premiering this rare, limited engagement right here in Music City.

Participants will learn about:

  • Each choreographer’s significance to the dance world
  • The three ballets that will be featured on stage
  • Why this program is a big deal for Nashville’s arts scene

Coming from out of town?

Book a room at the historic and inspired Hotel Indigo just a 5 minute walk from TPAC. For an unforgettable scratch kitchen dining experience as part of your trip, visit their restaurant The District Bar & Kitchen.


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