The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver proudly presents the Nashville Ballet Tuesday, March 29, and Wednesday, March 30 at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall. Tickets start at $29 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale now at newmancenterpresents.com or by phone at 303.871.7720.
The nationwide tour of Lucy Negro Redux features music performed live by Grammy Award-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi along with spoken word by NAACP Image Award-winning author Caroline Randall Williams.
Lucy Negro Redux is an original ballet choreographed by Nashville Ballet’s Artistic Director Paul Vasterling based on Caroline Randall Williams‘ book of poetry of the same name. The piece explores the author’s thesis that the “Dark Lady” and the “Fair Youth” – the subjects and inspiration of over 150 of Shakespeare’s love sonnets – were undoubtedly a black woman and a young man, respectively.
The story is strung together by a score featuring original compositions by Rhiannon Giddens and spoken word from William’s book.
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