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Nashville Ballet Announces Lineup for 2019-2020 Season

"This season illustrates the diversity of our community."

Nashville Ballet recently announced the performances that will be part of their 2019-2020 season. The upcoming season includes new works and classics that promise to captivate, educate and spark meaningful conversations.

Romeo and Juliet, A Streetcar Named Desire, Nashville’s Nutcracker and Emergence are among some of the standouts for this season. The full schedule is listed below.

“As in years past, this season illustrates the diversity of our community — we program to address the many facets of the individuals within our audience and Nashville as a whole,” said Nashville Ballet Artistic Director Paul Vasterling. “Art exists in order to help us see ourselves and others more fully, building empathy and understanding between us. That’s the driving force behind everything we do at Nashville Ballet, and this year we are particularly focused on our audiences being able to see and reflect themselves in the works that we perform.”

Tickets for Nashville Ballet’s 2019-2020 season are on sale now and can be purchased here or by calling (615) 297-2966 x710. Tickets to individual performances go on sale July 1.

Nashville Ballet’s 2019-2020 Schedule:

Romeo & Juliet
Sept. 20-22, 2019 at TPAC’s Jackson Hall
Choreography and direction by Paul Vasterling
Flight direction and choreography by Tim Klotz
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Live music performed by Nashville Symphony

Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers opens Nashville Ballet’s 2019-2020 season.

Peter & the Wolf
Oct. 11-13, 2019 at Nashville Ballet
Choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music by Sergei Prokofiev

This family-friendly production is imaginative, engaging and educational. It brings audiences into a life-size storybook as they adventure with Peter and his animal friends.

A Streetcar Named Desire
Nov. 1-3, 2019 at TPAC’s Polk Theater
Choreography by Annabell Lopez Ochoa
Direction and dramaturgy by Nancy Meckler
Music by Peter Salem

Nashville Ballet brings an award-winning production stateside. This is the balletic adaptation of this Tennessee Williams classic.

Nashville’s Nutcracker
Dec. 7-23, 2019 at TPAC’s Jackson Hall
Concept, story treatment and choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony

Nashville’s Nutcracker is one of Music City’s favorite holiday traditions. Here’s our full review from the 2017 show.

Attitude: Other Voices
Feb 14-16, 2020 at TPAC’s Polk Theater
horeography by Jennifer Archibald, Carlos Pons Guerra, Erin Kouwe and Matthew Neenan
Music composed and performed by Louis York and Cristina Spinei

These artists take ballet beyond the boundary of what is traditionally expected as they reflect on what it means to be a man or woman, how gender affects one’s existence and more.

Family Day at the Ballet
March 29, 2020 at Nashville Ballet
Carnival of the Animals choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music by Camille Saint-Saëns

This year’s annual Family Day at the Ballet celebrates all that Nashville Ballet has to offer in one day. There are movement activities, games, arts and crafts and a performance of the children’s ballet, Carnival of the Animals.

Modern Masters
April 24-26, 2020 at TPAC’s Jackson Hall
Seasons choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music: Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons recomposed by Max Richter
Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony
After the Rain choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
Music by Arvo Pärt
Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony
Rooster choreography by Christopher Bruce
Music by the Rolling Stones

Christopher Bruce’s Rooster brings edge and rock star rebellion to the ballet with eight numbers set to the iconic music of the Rolling Stones.

Emergence
May 14-17, 2020 at Nashville Ballet

Emergence is back to deliver new works only hours in the making from up-and-coming artists. Get a front row seat to the creative process with this series.

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