Nashville Ballet Announces 2014-2015 Performance Season

Nashville Ballet announced its upcoming performance season today, which includes the revival of audience favorites Swan Lake and A Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as the return of the company's defining contemporary collaborations, Attitude and Emergence.

"It's important for dancers and audience members to revisit our favorite ballets from time to time," Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling said. "It gives our dancers an opportunity to develop a relationship with a work, and really grow as artists. It also allows our audience members to experience a work of art in a new way, perhaps finding fresh meaning or understanding. Combining established favorites with brand new works allows us to explore the poetry in our lives, in all of its forms."

Season tickets for Nashville Ballet's 2014-2015 performance season go on sale to the public on Thursday, May 1, 2014, and can be purchased at or by calling (615) 297-2966 x10.

Individuals attending Nashville Ballet's upcoming performance of Attitude, Feb. 14-16, 2014, can pre-order season tickets to the 2014-2015 season in the lobby outside of TPAC's Polk Theater. For more season ticket information, contact Nashville Ballet at (615) 297-2966 x10 or visit Tickets to individual performances go on sale Monday, July 1, 2014.

Nashville Ballet's 2014-2015 season will include:

Swan Lake, featuring The Nashville Symphony

This quintessential, romantic ballet tells the story of a love so strong it transcends a sorcerer's curse. Accompanied by the mesmerizing, seamless formations of her charmed maidens, the Swan Queen comes to life through the grace and elegance of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov's choreography and Pyotr Tchaikovsky's iconic score performed by The Nashville Symphony.

"The beauty, power and technicality of Swan Lake make it one of the most important ballets, both for the dancers to perform and the audience to experience," Vasterling said. "Its historical significance plays an important role in the origin of our art form and its elegance introduces new audiences to ballet each time we present it."

Swan Lake will be held at TPAC's Jackson Hall for four performances Oct. 17 - 19, 2014.

Nashville's Nutcracker, featuring The Nashville Symphony

Nashville's Nutcracker celebrates the wonder of the holidays with young Clara as she goes on a fantastic adventure through magical destinations, including the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Experience the grandeur of yesteryear and travel back to 1897 Nashville for what has become Nashville's own beloved holiday tradition.

With more than 200 dancers performing on stage, including an extensive youth cast, Nashville's Nutcracker introduces new audiences every year to the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King, the Nutcracker, the Dancing Bear and many other beloved characters.

"The Nutcracker is all about making memories," John Pitcher said in his review of Nashville's Nutcracker in 2013. "Nashvillians who want something magical to remember should plan to attend one of Nashville Ballet's repeat performances."

Nashville's Nutcracker, presented by the Mall at Green Hills and ELAN Hair and Skin, will be held at TPAC's Jackson Hall for 12 performances Dec. 6 - 21, 2014.

Attitude, featuring Matthew Perryman Jones

This production combines contemporary dance from three cutting-edge choreographers with live music from respected, local artists resulting in an evening of innovative art. Choreographer Gina Patterson will revive her celebrated 2012 creation ...but the flowers have yet to come, featuring music from Nashville singer-songwriter Matthew Perryman Jones and visual art from local artist Emily Leonard, who will create an original painting on stage during the performance. Vasterling will curate this combination of contemporary artists by including two additional choreographers for an evening of inspiration and art.

Attitude will be held at TPAC's Polk Theater for three performances Feb. 13 - 15, 2015.

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