Nashville Ballet with Rhiannon Giddens

March 29, 2022 at 7:30 pm
June Swaner Gates Concert Hall


Featuring an original score by Grammy Award-winning artist and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Rhiannon Giddens with the spoken word performed by Nashville poet and author of Lucy Negro Redux Caroline Randall Williams. This Nashville Ballet original production centers on the mysterious love life of literary great William Shakespeare. The piece explores the author’s thesis that the “Dark Lady” and the “Fair Youth” — the subjects and inspiration of hundreds of Shakespeare’s love sonnets — were undoubtably a black woman and a young man respectively.

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This program is made possible in part by:

The Denver PostPorter Adventist Hospital Centura HealthNational Endowment for the Arts