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Inside the Ballet with Mitchell Korn: Lucy Negro Redux

  • Nashville Ballet Studio A 3630 Redmon Street Nashville, TN, 37209 United States (map)

A world premiere by Artistic Director Paul Vasterling, 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.

 Participants will:

  • Learn what it takes to create a brand-new ballet

  • Examine the literary influences that inspired this work

  • Explore the original score composed by Rhiannon Giddens

  • 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 Attitude: Lucy Negro Redux premieres at TPAC’s Polk Theater February 8-10, 2019.

Registration is $40 for the lecture series or $10 for a single lecture and includes admittance to the lecture series as well as 15% off a ticket to Modern Masters (not applicable to previously purchased tickets).

Click here to learn more or register.