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Blue Terra: An Outdoor Dance Experience

Presented by Blue Moves at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, Nashville TN

Sep 26 - 27 2015
Blue Terra:  An Outdoor Dance Experience

Centered around the broad theme of Earth, Blue Moves presents five all-new choreographic works by company members, plus a piece by guest choreographer Erin Law. This event includes educational booths about greening and sustainability, guest artists DancEast Workshop, Reasons of Second Story Studio, and Louisville-based multi-media artists Camera Lucida. Drummer Billy Ramirez will serve as a guide, leading attendees from one site-specific choreographic work to another. Saturday’s performance will conclude with an optional moonlit nature walk led by Shelby Bottoms Nature Center staff. 

The preshow featuring DancEast Workshop (Saturday only) and Reasons (Sunday only) will be at 5 p.m. Educational booths on greening and sustainability will be available to peruse before the main produciton begins at 5:30 p.m. Please dress for walking, and feel free to bring a blanket. Most sites visited will last no longer than approximately 10 minutes. This performance experience includes walking on grass and a short distance on a wooded path. Please come prepared to enjoy some time and art outdoors!

Founded in 1989, Blue Moves thrives by creating performances that move. Through a democratic artistic process, the group develops work intended to evoke emotional responses, tell stories, spark conversation, and celebrate. “Blue Terra” is the forth and final in a series of performances inspired by an element, and the most recent project from Blue Moves’ 25-year history of entertaining and informing audiences in middle Tennessee and beyond.

This production is made possible by our fiscal sponsor, abrasiveMedia; community partners at DancEast, Shelby Bottoms Nature Center; and generous support from Indiegogo donors. 

Photo Credit: Martin O’Connor


Free Admission

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Additional time info:

Preshow begins at 5 p.m., Blue Terra begins at 5:30 p.m.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Shelby Bottoms Nature Center

1900 Davidson Street, Nashville, TN 37206
(Neighborhood: East Nashville)