[LIVE PIX] Ballet Ball 2018 Late Party


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Ballet Ball 2018 Late Party

A gala performance presenting Nashville Ballet and the music of Johnny Cash performed byAna Cristina Cash, John Carter Cash, Sheryl Crow, Devin Dawson, Ronnie Dunn, Jamey Johnson, Bill Miller and Nashville Ballet dancerswith original choreography by Nashville Ballet Company Dancer Christopher Stuart.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Nashville, Tennessee (USA)
Saturday, 3 March 2018



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Review by Rusty Terry
(The Tennessean)

It was an evening of simple elegance. And while it has been said, and more than once by your truly, “only in Nashville.”

As guests entered Laura Turner Hall at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center following the cocktail hour, you could hear the exclamations of surprise. The décor for Ballet Ball 2018, which included a large floral design suspended from the ceiling, and florals that draped on to tables were stunning.

Working with co-chairs Adrienne McRae and Suzanne Smothers, Bruce Pittman and his team had created a perfect setting for the evening – which would also showcase the versatility of members of Nashville’s artistic community.

Once seated guests enjoyed a delicious dinner from Kristen Winston Catering – butter lettuce salad with roasted pistachios, strawberries, blackberries, citrus and crispy goat cheese, followed by beef short ribs accompanied by a russet and sweet potato puree and vegetables and concluded with a dark chocolate pots de crème.

And now for the entertainment. Following the presentation of the Synergy Award to John Carter Cash by Paul Vasterling, Artistic Director and CEO of the Nashville Ballet, Cash graciously accepted the award and took the guests in to an unprecedented collaboration of Ballet and the music of Johnny Cash.

Choreographed by Christopher Stuart, of the Nashville Ballet, Ronnie Dunn began the evening with “Folsom Prison Blues.” It didn’t stop there, a star studded cast which included, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Ana Cristina Cash, Bill Miller and Devin Dawson, performed other Cash favorites while members of the ballet provided interpretive dance to the selections that included “I Walk the Line,” “Ring of Fire,” “Hurt,” “Jackson,” and “God’s Gonna Cut You Down.”

And reminiscent of an old Pentecostal tent revival, the entertainment concluded with a rousing rendition,  of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” bring guests to their feet for an ovation of celebration.

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