Thursday, May 29, 2014
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Nashville Ballet’s cutting-edge Emergence series returns May 29-31 with another showcase of innovative, emerging talent, featuring music from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec. This year’s production includes an original composition by Moravec called Amorisms, made possible by a co-commission between Nashville Ballet and two other local arts organizations – ALIAS Chamber Ensemble and Portara Ensemble.
The three organizations will perform together for the new Moravec piece, called Amorisms, a work for string quartet, clarinet and five voices. The new composition premiered on May 7 as part of the ALIAS Spring Concert. ALIAS and Portara will then perform with Nashville Ballet, with the premiere of original choreography for Amorisms from regular Nashville Ballet guest choreographer, Gina Patterson. Patterson most recently choreographed with Nashville Ballet for her 2012 piece with Nashville singer-songwriter Matthew Perryman Jones, …but the flowers have yet to come.
Two other pieces in the program will showcase various selections of music by Moravec. Nashville native Banning Bouldin, a regular Nashville Ballet guest teacher and choreographer, will provide choreography to Moravec’s piece Tempest Fantasy, while newcomer James Gregg will choreograph to Sacred Love Songs. Gregg, who recently won Austin Ballet’s 2014 New American Talent Choreographic Competition, will be choreographing for Nashville Ballet for the first time.