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Dance Theatre of Tennessee’s Press & Media

This week Nashville’s press and media have overwhelmed us with support helping us spread the word about our Spring series this weekend May 3rd – 4th at Father Ryan Auditorium.

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We were featured in Nashville Arts Magazine’s May issue and on their blog, were chosen as the “Critic’s Pick” in the Nashville Scene, featured on 12th and Broad’s blog and in their weekend itinerary, in Sunday’s Tennessean and in NowPlayingNashville.com’s weekly newsletter!

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We are so appreciative of this wonderful press and can’t wait for the show to begin!

We hope to see you at our Spring show “Paquita” and “Hansel and Gretel” May 3rd – 4th at Father Ryan Auditorium! Click here to purchase your tickets today for priority seating.

Dance Theatre of Tennessee has been recently ranked first by a competitive, citizen-reviewed process through the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and has consistently been named as one of Nashville’s Top 15 Performing Arts organizations based on performance quality, overall business acumen and audience reach touching over 40,000 people through it’s performances and over 20,000 students through its outreach programs the past three years.

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Dance Theatre of Tennessee’s “Hansel & Gretel” Costume Preview

While most people this Spring are sporting jeans, tees and tennis shoes, Dance Theatre of Tennessee’s dancers are showing off this season’s finest feathers, tutus and lederhosen!

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These little boys and girls are saved from becoming gingerbreads forever!

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The Doe, Dew Fairy and The Bluebird are Hansel and Gretel’s newest friends in the forest! 

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Hansel and his mom spot the Butterfly!

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We hope to see you at our Spring show “Paquita” and “Hansel and Gretel” May 3rd – 4th at Father Ryan Auditorium! Click here to purchase your tickets today for priority seating.

Dance Theatre of Tennessee has been recently ranked first by a competitive, citizen-reviewed process through the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and has consistently been named as one of Nashville’s Top 15 Performing Arts organizations based on performance quality, overall business acumen and audience reach touching over 40,000 people through it’s performances and over 20,000 students through its outreach programs the past three years.

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Hansel & Gretel: 7 Steps To Becoming A Witch

Dance Theatre of Tennessee brings the magic of the ballet to the stage through our dancers, choreography, costumes and makeup. Months and weeks before the show, we are carefully transforming dancers into characters to present the best show we possibly can to our audience.

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Our upcoming Spring series on May 3rd-4th features “Hansel and Gretel” and we will turn a handsome man into an ugly witch in 7 easy steps! Check out the step-by-step process below on how to transform a face with our makeup tips.

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1. First start with a clean face (fresh shaven for men) and apply a generous amount of eyebrow wax to the eyebrows to create a clean surface before makeup application.

2. Next, from your hair line to collar bone cover your skin with a basic green foundation with an added touch of green sparkle covering the entire face, neck and ears.

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3.  Now that the wax is set on the eyebrows, fill in the eyebrows with an eyeliner pen creating a bold brow line. Next, highlight the brow underneath.

4. Using the same eyeliner pen, draw on “age” marks all across the face and neck, highlighting marks underneath. Add on a couple extra moles too!

5. Next, glue on fake eyelashes before adding any eye makeup. Then, create a dark eye with black eye shadow underneath the eye and highlight the upper lid with a copper eye shadow and a little highlighting underneath.

6. Apply the black lipstick.

7. Last, apply the wig and the look is complete!

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We hope to see you at the show May 3rd – 4th at Father Ryan Auditorium! Click here to purchase your tickets online for priority seating.

Dance Theatre of Tennessee has been recently ranked first by a competitive, citizen-reviewed process through the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and has consistently been named as one of Nashville’s Top 15 Performing Arts organizations based on performance quality, overall business acumen and audience reach touching over 40,000 people through it’s performances and over 20,000 students through its outreach programs the past three years.

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Behind the Scenes at Dance Theatre of Tennessee

Have you ever wondered how our productions all come together? Here’s a behind the scenes look into our rehearsals for “Hansel & Gretel” and “Paquita” at Dance Theatre of Tennessee!

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We hope to see you at the show May 3rd – 4th at Father Ryan Auditorium! Click here to purchase your tickets online for priority seating.

Dance Theatre of Tennessee has been recently ranked first by a competitive, citizen-reviewed process through the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and has consistently been named as one of Nashville’s Top 15 Performing Arts organizations based on performance quality, overall business acumen and audience reach touching over 40,000 people through it’s performances and over 20,000 students through its outreach programs the past three years.

 

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Dance Theatre of Tennessee Presents “Hansel and Gretel” Spring Series

Dance Theatre of Tennessee is proud to present the premiere of Alan Hineline’s “Hansel & Gretel” at Father Ryan HS Auditorium.

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Families and children of Middle Tennessee will delight in the classic fairy tale adventures of Hansel and Gretel with performances on Saturday, May 3rd at 2 PM and 7:30 PM and Sunday, May 4th at 2 PM.

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“Hungry and lost in the forest, they stumble upon a house made of delicious confections and find themselves welcomed by a witch whose keen interest in them has a sinister motive.”

Dance Theatre of Tennessee is excited to present “Hansel and Gretel” with all new sets by New York City-based designer Lewis Folden, lighting by Josh Monroe and costumes by Betty Smith. When the costumes were delivered to the studio last month, DTT dancers couldn’t wait to play dress up!

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The ballet, however, won’t be exactly how children and adults may remember the tale. While the original tale had about five characters in the story, Hineline choreographed a ballet with plenty of additional roles.

“I took creative license with it,” Hineline said. “When Hansel and Gretel go into the woods, they fall asleep at night. I created a scene where there is a lot of dancing in it. There are creatures in there – birds and butterflies and fairies. It’s a scene from the opera, which I adapted into the ballet.”

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Opening the program for the evening is “Paquita Grand Pas Classique,” restaged by Artistic Director Christopher Mohnani after Petipa. With Spanish flair and bravura, this technically demanding piece is a major cornerstone of the traditional ballet repertory and has been staged by ballet companies throughout the world.

General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children. Tickets are available online at www.ticketsnashville.com or at the door. Tickets purchased online have priority seating in the first five rows of the theatre. Any tickets purchased at the door will be seated first come-first served basis.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get a behind the scenes look as we prepare for our Spring Series throughout the month!

The goal of DTT is to encourage and increase access, participation and appreciation of classical dance and theater. What better way to start said goal by presenting familiar storylines that everybody can appreciate.” Mohnani is quick to note, “Though our main focus is access, we strive to bring high quality productions, internationally known choreographers and world-class artists throughout our season. We are educating the community that the fine arts can be appreciated and experienced by all citizens of Nashville, regardless of age, race, creed, or socio-economic status.

Dance Theatre of Tennessee has been recently ranked first by a competitive, citizen-reviewed process through the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and has consistently been named as one of Nashville’s Top 15 Performing Arts organizations based on performance quality, overall business acumen and audience reach touching over 40,000 people through it’s performances and over 20,000 students through its outreach programs the past three years.

Dance Theatre of Tennessee’s Spring series is presented in part by the Metro Arts Commission.