The world premiere of Seven Deadly Sins is in Nashville tonight thanks to the Nashville Ballet and the result is a powerfully stunning performance.
Pride, greed, envy, sloth, gluttony, lust and wrath. Together they’re better known as the seven deadly sins. They’re struggles every man and woman face on a daily basis. They’re anything but beautiful yet the Nashville Ballet have managed to make these natural human struggles both beautiful and captivating.
“Seven Deadly Sins will spotlight each of the temptations we battle every day — pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth — through a series of modern-day experiences,” concept designer and choreographer Christopher Stuart explained. “At its core, the ballet is about the choices we make. As flawed, imperfect humans, we’re bound to slip up from time to time, but Seven Deadly Sins offers a hopeful, thought-provoking look at what happens when we do.”
The ballet is set to brand new music from Ten out of Tenn, a singer-songwriter collective with immense talent. K.S. Rhoads, the project’s producer, grouped the artists together and they each created songs inspired by one of the sins. During the ballet, the Nashville Symphony joins them for a live pop-meets-orchestral mix of genres that make this story even more powerful.
“This collaboration between Nashville Ballet, the Nashville Symphony and Ten Out of Tenn is a snapshot of what is happening now in the local arts scene,” Rhoads said. “Ours is a city that celebrates and thrives on creativity, and this show is such a beautiful culmination of that. There will be dance, theatre, full orchestration, songwriting, musicianship and storytelling all in one.”
Seven Deadly Sins is one part of a double bill running from May 5 – May 9 at TPAC. Before Seven Deadly Sins is Appalachian Spring, which is Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling’s interpretation of Aaron Copland’s score. It’s a quintessential American tale that looks at community and acceptance.
These two performances are not to be missed. Before you purchase your tickets, check out our preview gallery below. You can also sign up for the Nashville Ballet’s mailing list to get updates and special offers.