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Media Coverage of Dance Theatre of Tennessee

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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 on Instagram

Did you know we were on Instagram? We post new photos everyday of rehearsals, our dancers and more! Follow us at http://instagram.com/dancetheatretn.

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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 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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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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“The Nutcracker” Clarksville Performance Cancelled & Rescheduled

Our performance of “The Nutcracker” in Clarksville, TN is cancelled due to the city and county shut down due to weather.

Our Clarksville performance at Austin Peay State University is rescheduled for one night only on Friday, December 20, at 7:00 PM.

All tickets purchased online for both the 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM performance on Saturday, December 7th will be honored on that performance. Tickets to the December 20th performance are now available by visiting our website and clicking through the ticketing link.

Please make sure to check our website, Facebook and Twitter page for latest updates.

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Dance Theatre of Tennessee brings “The Nutcracker” to four Middle Tennessee counties

The sparkling magic of the season comes to life in Dance Theatre of Tennessee’s enchanting version of The Nutcracker. Highlighted by Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score, the irresistible story of young Clara, a special gift and her fanciful dream to a world of sugary confections has charmed generations. Dance Theatre of Tennessee brings this endearing holiday classic to a city near you! In line with its mission of bringing ballet to the people, Dance Theatre of Tennessee brings “The Nutcracker” to five cities in four Middle Tennessee counties – Davidson, Montgomery, Rutherford and DeKalb.

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Dance Theatre of Tennessee, is Middle Tennessee’s latest and most exciting professional dance organization. Led by Artistic Director/Founder and longtime Nashville Premier Principal Dancer Christopher Mohnani, the Nutcracker is a narrated version of the full-length ballet The Nutcracker. It provides an opportunity for the community to usher the holiday season in a more relatable, accessible and affordable way. It also provides the local youth in each county an opportunity to perform and participate and start a holiday tradition they can call their own. After a successful performance and premiere in several counties the last three years, where the buzz and response from the community were very overwhelming, DTT is bringing this production back to several cities as its way of offering the community their own holiday tradition.

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Back as well this year is the addition of four-footed performers in the production. Dance Theatre of Tennessee is partnering with several Middle Tennessee area dog agencies to present an adorable adoptable dog on stage in the opening scene of the Nutcracker.

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DTT’s touring Nutcracker will also have a surprise celebrity appearance in the role of the Mother Ginger in select performances. In addition, young audience members are invited to come and partake on a Nutcracker story time at the lobby during the afternoon performances and have their pictures taken with the Sugar Plum Fairy.

“Part of our mission in bringing the beauty of ballet and the magic of dance to the people is providing access to professional and high quality productions to cities and communities where they would otherwise not have the opportunity,” shares Artistic Director Christopher Mohnani.

DTT’s touring Nutcracker is presented in partnership with Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund and is presented in part by Metro Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

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Tickets are available by visiting www.ticketsnashville.com. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children. Tickets purchased in advance online will be able to sit in the reserved section in the first five rows of the theatre. Any tickets purchased at the door will be seated first come-first served seating in the general admission area. For more information, please visit our website at www.dancetheatretn.org, www.facebook.com/dancetheatreoftennessee, or call us at 615-391-5500.

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