Tennessee’s largest ballet company, Nashville Ballet launches its 2022–2023 season on Oct. 6 with a performance of Cinderella at TPAC, the James K. Polk Theater at Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville.
This season features local and nationally recognized female artists, including original works by Sidra Bell and performances by international dancer Cathy Martson. Multi-instrumentalist Larissa Maestro, a local composer and producer, adds her considerable talents to the season, as will newly appointed Resident Choreographer Mollie Sansone and multicultural creator Windship Boyd.
“One of the most extraordinary elements of dance is the connection between the creator and the audience,” shared Paul Vasterling, artistic director. “When we bring in new voices, fresh ideas and visions, we are creating opportunities for more people in our community to resonate with something they see on stage, and ultimately change how they experience the art form. We are so honored to be working with a group of such incredibly talented women and can’t wait for audiences to see what they have in store for them this season.”
The upcoming season also includes performances of Live in Studio A with music by international violinist Yvette Kraft (Nov. 4–13); Nashville’s Nutcracker (Dec. 9–24), with live music by the Nashville Symphony; Attitude: Anthology, a world premiere by Paul Vasterling (Feb. 10–12); New in Nashville, featuring a selection of celebrated ballets (April 21–23); and The Sleeping Beauty, performed by students of the School of Nashville Ballet (May 5–14).
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