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Nashville Ballet concludes 2021-22 Season with award-winning choreography and classical music

by PRIDE Newsdesk

Nashville Ballet Company includes, (top row): Artists Claudia Monja, Jaison McClendon, and Imani Sailers; And (bottom row): Apprentices Raquel Smith, Aeron Buchanan, and Jasmine Wheeler.

After a triumphant season of returning to TPAC, embarking on a nationwide tour, and winning their first-ever Emmy Award, Nashville Ballet concludes their 2021-22 season with two weekends of performances. This weekend, the Nashville Symphony Ballet Extravaganza is at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Then, at Belmont University’s brand-new Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, the Company’s performance will be a part of the world-class venue’s inaugural season.

Following their sellout collaboration with Nashville Symphony on Carmina Burana, the spectacular dancers of Nashville Ballet return to the Schermerhorn for an evening of music and dance with choreography by Paul Vasterling. Be transported to a world of saloons, cowboys, and Wild West adventure with Copland’s exuberant Billy the Kid. Then immerse yourself in the magical sights and sounds of Stravinsky’s shimmering musical fairy tale The Firebird. It’s a concert-going experience unlike any other, full of movement and magic.

Classical conversations are back. Join Symphony Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero one hour before the concert in Balcony Lobby for a discussion of the evening’s program. Nashville Symphony Ballet Extravaganza with Firebird and Billy the Kid performances are Thursday, May 19 at 7:00 PM; Friday, May 20 at 8:00 PM; Saturday, May 21at 8:00 PM; and Sunday, May 22 at 2:00 PM.

Built prestigiously for large-scale events and performances, the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art facility built specifically to showcase the abundance of talent native to Nashville with over 1,700 seats, optimal acoustic capabilities, and free parking.

“Both Nashville Ballet and Belmont University have the unique advantage of being surrounded by such an incredibly robust arts scene, and we have a long history of working together to offer artists the space they need to thrive,” shared Nashville Ballet Artistic Director Paul Vasterling. “For our company artists to have the opportunity to perform in a performing arts venue of this caliber right in our own city is unprecedented, and we are so honored to be continuing our long-valued partnership with Belmont by being a part of the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts’ inaugural season.”

Nashville Ballet at Belmont will feature a diverse repertoire of works by distinguished choreographers set to iconic classical scores. Nashville Ballet company dancers will reprise award-winning choreographer Val Caniparoli’s fan-favorite Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino (everything but the kitchen sink) featuring the music of Antonio Vivaldi. Joining Caniparoli’s piece will be Associate Artistic Director Nick Mullikin’s newest work, 2,192 Days, performed to live music by Sergei Rachmaninov. Audiences will also experience an exclusive preview of a new commission from Matthew Neenan, sought-after choreographer, and co-founder of BalletX. Following his popular creation at Attitude: Other Voices in 2019, Neenan will be returning to Nashville to display a brand-new piece that will premiere in full during Nashville Ballet’s 2022-23 season.

Tickets for Nashville Ballet at Belmont are on sale now. To purchase tickets or learn more about the performance, please visit nashvilleballet.com.

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