Thursday, April 28, 2005

Nashville Ballet plans Argentina, Uruguay tour

The Tennessean reports that the Nashville Ballet will go on tour in October in Argentina and Uruguay.

"It will include a suite of ballets the company has previously done to country/folk or, as Vasterling puts it, 'local' music. Past artists whose music has been choreographed by the ballet include Nanci Griffith, Hal Ketchum and Jonell Mosser."

"'And that's something they really want in South America,' [Artistic Director Paul Vasterling] said. 'The American Embassy is giving us support for this tour, and they're extremely keen on the fact that we do ballet to country music, and that we're the 'Nashville' ballet.'"

"The ballet will also welcome a young Argentinian dancer for the summer ..., as well as an Argentinian ballet master who will teach in the school's summer program."

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