Best Lit-to-Dance Adaptation

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Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play A Streetcar Named Desire has long fascinated audiences, inspiring countless adaptations to stage and screen. But Nashville Ballet’s superb staging provided an especially dynamic evening of dance and storytelling. The award-winning production was created by acclaimed international choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and London-based director Nancy Meckler, and this staging was the first time it had ever been performed by a U.S. ballet company — and the first time a Southern woman had danced the part of Blanche DuBois. Company artist Julia Eisen was sensational in the role, turning in a performance that was by turns dazzling and devastating. AMY STUMPFL

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