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Saam Psalms: Together Songs
Saam Psalms was co-written by Patricia Cross and Gerald Watson, and this virtual production will feature Nashville native and award-winning poet and novelist Caroline Randall Williams as the narrator.
This month, a multi-racial youth ballet company featuring nearly 25 pre-professional dancers will bring to the virtual stage a celebrated ballet production exploring the history of slavery and racism and recognizing the accomplishments of African Americans.
The ballet, which premiered in 2018, was directed and choreographed by Gerald Watson, a former Nashville Ballet company dancer and Rejoice faculty member. This year’s production will be presented virtually for two weeks in June with the Juneteenth holiday weekend falling during the streaming period. The ballet will include modern and African dance and feature students ages 8-17.
The ballet run time is 55 minutes and will be presented virtually June 11-28. Ticket buyers will receive a link to the show June 10.
Rejoice, a non-profit ballet school in East Nashville, serves nearly 150 students from diverse backgrounds. Each family pays on a sliding-scale, which removes barriers to access to quality ballet training.
About Rejoice School of Ballet
Rejoice School of Ballet in East Nashville empowers youth to realize their potential by training, nurturing and celebrating dancers from diverse racial, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. This year the studio celebrates its 18th year of empowering diverse students through the study of classical ballet. Find out more at rejoiceballet.com.
Rejoice School of Ballet By the Numbers:
78 percent from low-income families, as defined by federal poverty standards.
52 percent African American or African
40 percent Caucasian
4 percent Bi-racial
4 percent Latino
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The performance is available to stream at any time during the June 11-June 28 period at the ticket buyer's convenience.
Online, Nashville, TN 37201