I am excited to let you know about this event: Nashville Ballet & Belmont Offer FREE Performance on September 20th, 2014
On Saturday, September 20, Nashville Ballet and the Belmont University School of Music will host a FREE performance of Ferdinand the Bull, a children’s ballet from Nashville Ballet’s Outreach & Education program. The performance takes will be at Belmont University’s Massey Performing Arts Center at 2 pm. It is FREE and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to pre-register, as seating is limited.
FREE tickets can be reserved in advance at www.NashvilleBallet.com/Ferdinand.
Through original choreography, music and bright, colorful costumes inspired by cubist Pablo Picasso, Ferdinand the Bull tells the story of a peaceful bull who only wants to smell the flowers in the meadow, making him unfit for the bullfighting rings in Spain, as told by Munro Leaf in his classic children’s book (which was one of my favorites growing up).
This performance is FREE, open to the public and appropriate for all ages. It will also include a short interactive, educational program following the ballet aimed at getting guests up and moving as well as teaching them about ballet.
Last year, the Nashville Ballet also invited children ages 8-12 years old to audition for this year’s performance of Nashville’s Nutcracker. This is the only opportunity the general public will have to perform on stage with Nashville Ballet’s company and second company members this season.
Kariss tried out last year and made the cast as a Garden Fairy! There is a minimal cost to be a part of the cast (I believe it was $35) and the experience was one we’ll never forget.
Nedless to say, we love the Nashville Ballet Company and are excited to let others experience them for FREE!
2014 Nashville Ballet FREE Performance Details
What: Ferdinand the Bull performance
When: September 20, 2014
Tickets can be reserved at the www.NashvilleBallet.com/Ferdinand.
Watch my behind the scenes video coverage as the parent of a cast member in the Nashville Ballet Nutcracker!