Nashville Ballet Announces 2019-20 Season

Attitude preview

On the heels of an astonishing and revolutionary mounting of Attitude: Lucy Negro Redux, the Nashville Ballet has released the details of its 2019-20 season.

The season kicks off with old favorites like Romeo and Juliet, Peter and the Wolf and Nashville's Nutcracker and also includes a family day at the ballet. In 2020, the Nashville Ballet will continue its Attitude series, this time exploring gender identity and stereotyping.

“As in years past, this season illustrates the diversity of our community — we program to address the many facets of the individuals within our audience and Nashville as a whole,” Nashville Ballet Artistic Director Paul Vasterling says in a press release. “Art exists in order to help us see ourselves and others more fully, building empathy and understanding between us. That’s the driving force behind everything we do at Nashville Ballet, and this year we are particularly focused on our audiences being able to see and reflect themselves in the works that we perform.”

Full schedule here:

Romeo and 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 and 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

Dec. 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


May 14-17, 2020

Nashville Ballet

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