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May 29 - 31, 2014 at The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet

With ALIAS Chamber Ensemble and Portara Ensemble


Three choreographic voices - selections from American composer Paul Moravec, live music from ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, and vocal collaboration from choral group Portara Ensemble - combine to create three new works that will premiere in Emergence.

Banning Bouldin 
Specializing in contemporary dance, Banning Bouldin brings a cutting edge, European style of movement to the stage accompanied by classical music.

James Gregg 
Nationally in-demand choreographer James Gregg combines classical ballet and contemporary movement with varying dynamic shifts to create a brand new work.

Gina Patterson
After her 2013 creation, …but the flowers have yet to come, set to music from Nashville singer-songwriter Matthew Perryman Jones, Gina Patterson creates another new work full of intense artistry and a feminine perspective.

What to expect?
Emergence is a different than most of our performances. Think of it as more of a workshop. Although you will see complete pieces, you will however, not see a finished piece. The choreographer at the last minute can make a change, decide to let the dancers improv, etc. At the end of all three pieces the audience will be asked to stick around for a few minutes and give feedback to the choreographers. What did you think? What would you change? How did it make you feel? Or anything else you can think of. The choreography ranges from contemporary to contemporary ballet.

We hope you'll join us for this up close and personal and collaborative performance!

Emergence will be held at The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet for four performances:
Thursday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 31 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Single ticket prices for Emergence begin at:

General Admission: $28.00