Nashville Ballet Announces 2019-2020 Season | Nashville Public Radio

Nashville Ballet Announces 2019-2020 Season

Mar 6, 2019

On the heels of their groundbreaking production of Lucy Negro, Redux, Nashville Ballet has announced their upcoming season. Once again, the company seeks to showcase its range, mixing classic offerings—including Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet and the annual favorite Nashville's Nutcracker— with the envelope-pushing work that has become a Nashville Ballet hallmark over the years.


"Art exists in order to help us see ourselves and others more fully, building empathy and understanding between us," said Paul Vasterling, Nashville Ballet's Artistic Director. "This year we are particularly focused on our audiences being able to see and reflect themselves in the works that we perform."


The company's Attitude series has aimed to achieve just that. This year's work, Other Voices, is focused on exploring issues of gender identity, sexuality and "what it means to be a man or woman." Nashville composer (and Live in Studio C regular) Cristina Spinei will be among the artists writing original music for the production.


Audiences can once again look forward to hearing the Nashville Symphony throughout the season. Another highlight is next spring's Modern Masters, which will see the symphony's performances of Vivaldi (recomposed by Max Richter) and Arvo Pärt paired with music by the Rolling Stones.


See the full Nashville Ballet 2019-2020 season below:


Romeo & Juliet Sept. 20-22, 2019, TPAC’s Jackson Hall

  • Choreography and direction by Paul Vasterling
  • Fight direction and choreography by Tim Klotz
  • Music by Sergei Prokofiev
  • Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony

Peter & the Wolf Oct. 11-13, 2019, Nashville Ballet

  • Choreography by Paul Vasterling
  • Music by Sergei Prokofiev

A Streetcar Named Desire Nov. 1-3, 2019, TPAC’s Polk Theater

  • Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
  • Direction and dramaturgy by Nancy Meckler
  • Music by Peter Salem

Nashville's Nutcracker December 7-23, 2019, TPAC’s Jackson Hall

  • Concept, story treatment and choreography by Paul Vasterling
  • Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony

Attitude: Other Voices Feb. 14-16, 2020, TPAC’s Polk Theater

  • Choreography by Jennifer Archibald, Carlos Pons Guerra, Erin Kouwe and Matthew Neenan
  • Music composed and performed by Louis York and Cristina Spinei

Family Day at the Ballet March 29, 2020, Nashville Ballet

  • Carnival of the Animals choreography by Paul Vasterling
  • Music by Camille Saint-Saëns

Modern Masters April 24-26, 2020, 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

Emergence May 14-17, 2020, Nashville Ballet