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Lucy Negro Redux

Presented by Nashville Ballet at TPAC - James K. Polk Theater, Nashville TN

Mar 18 - 26 2022
Lucy Negro Redux

Individual tickets on sale Fri, Jul 30 @ 10am.

Paul Vasterling’s nationally acclaimed Lucy Negro Redux returns to the stage after debuting in 2019 with three sold out performances.

A cross-disciplinary tour de force, Lucy Negro Redux will open with a multi-weekend run in TPAC before embarking on a nationwide tour in the spring of 2022. 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 Lucy Negro Redux features an original score by GRAMMY Award-winning artist and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Rhiannon Giddens that The New York Times calls “an amalgamation of Shakespearean-era Renaissance, banjos, blues, and work songs.”

  • 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

**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. It is strongly encouraged that anyone under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian.

Sources: Nashville Ballet, TPAC



Season tickets can be purchased online or by contacting the Nashville Ballet Box Office at (615) 297-2966 x710. Please note, if you would like to purchase season tickets using your on account credit, tickets must be purchased directly through the Nashville Ballet Box Office. If you have any questions, please email

Contact: (615) 297-2966 x710


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  • Mar 18, 2022 at 07:30 pm (Fri)
  • Mar 19, 2022 at 07:30 pm (Sat)
  • Mar 20, 2022 at 02:00 pm (Sun)
  • Mar 25, 2022 at 07:30 pm (Fri)
  • Mar 26, 2022 at 07:30 pm (Sat)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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