Lucy Negro, Redux - ballet based on the book by Professor Williams premieres in Nashville

Williams's book

A world premiere by Artistic Director Paul Vasterling, Lucy Negro Redux explores the mysterious love life of William Shakespeare through the perspective of the mysterious “Dark Lady” for whom many of his famed sonnets were written. Based on the book by Nashville poet, and University of the South Visiting English Professor Caroline Randall Williams, the contemporary ballet explores themes of love, otherness, equality, and beauty as the narrator embarks on a journey to discover her own power and worth.

The performance and its author were recently featured in the New York Times here; the article outlines the collaborative effort between Williams, ballerina Kayla Rowser, and musician Rhiannon Giddens.

Featuring an original score by Grammy Award-winning artist and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Rhiannon Giddens with spoken word performed by Williams, Lucy is an imaginative drama brimming with wit and relevancy.

Attitude: Lucy Negro Redux will be at TPAC's Polk Theater for three (3) performances:

  • Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2 p.m.