Nashville Ballet presents

Lucy Negro Redux

Lucy Negro Redux

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March 18-26, 2022

LOCATION: James K. Polk Theater

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Public On Sale: Monday, August 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

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Conceived, written, and choreographed by Paul Vasterling
Based on the book by Caroline Randall Williams
Music written by Rhiannon Giddens
Music performed live by Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi

Paul Vasterling’s nationally acclaimed Lucy Negro Redux returns to the stage after debuting in 2019 with three sold out performances. This groundbreaking work explores the mysterious love life of literary great William Shakespeare through the perspective of the illustrious “Dark Lady” for whom many of his famed sonnets were written. Based on the book and narrated live by Nashville poet Caroline Randall Williams, the contemporary ballet explores themes of love, otherness, equality, and beauty on an imaginative journey brimming with wit and relevancy. Hailed “an amalgamation of Shakespearean-era Renaissance..banjos, blues, and work songs,” Lucy Negro Redux features an original score by GRAMMY Award-winning artist and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Rhiannon Giddens.

**Nashville Ballet's production of Lucy Negro Redux is based on the book by Nashville poet Caroline Randall Williams and contains sexually explicit language and references. While children under the age of 18 are not prohibited from attending this performance, it is important that parents and guardians be aware of the nature of the work prior to attending. We strongly encourage that anyone under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian.