Fri., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 13, 2 p.m. 2011
Nashville Ballet knows love is in the air. Their Director’s Choice performances this weekend are athletic, contemporary and erotic. Oh yeah. Part of the ballet’s Winter Repertoire series, this installment sticks with the program of innovative and technical performances that has energized Nashville audiences all season. Choreographer Sarah Slipper (that’s her name, folks) took inspiration in the plight of the homeless for Postcards From the Boys. Scored by music from songwriters Darrell Scott and Guy Clark, this jazzy original is visually arresting. World-famous choreographer Twyla Tharp offers The Story Teller, the result of an NEA American Master’s Grant. Satto, a sensual adaptation of an Asian legend, tells the story of a wind god and a leaf. Rhythmic and swirling, the physicality of the performance shows off the mad skillz of the dancers and aims to put audiences in the mood for love.