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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

Highlighting innovation and artistry, this season’s Modern Masters 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.

“[In The Ben Folds Project: Concerto] the company moves as one with absolute precision through complicated formations, weaving between the principal dancers. It’s a true display of virtuosity.” – Hannah Landsberger, Broadway World (2017)

 “Throughout Ballet Across America, the greatest moments were the simplest. It was lovely to encounter [Kayla] Rowser in Nashville Ballet’s [The Ben Folds Project: Concerto], created by Paul Vasterling, the artistic director. Rowser was the standout…with her calm, ease of movement and understated charm.” – Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post (2017)

Modern Masters will be at TPAC's Jackson Hall for three (3) performances:

  • Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2 p.m.


 

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