Dance Theatre of Tennessee sets inaugural performance


With the aptly titled “New Beginnings,” the Dance Theatre of Tennessee makes its way onto the Nashville performing stage. The new troupe will bow on July 1 inDance Theatre of Tennessee artists Jayson Pescasio and Ea Torrado. the Ingram Hall at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music.

The show will begin at 7 p.m., with a pre-show discussion at 6:30 p.m.

Dance Theatre of Tennessee is the performing arm of the Asian American Performing Arts Society, a 501c3 charitable organization founded in 2004. It is by longtime Nashville resident Christopher Mohnani, who also is principal dancer.

“New Beginnings” will feature Ma Cong, principal dancer and resident choreographer of the Tulsa Ballet and National Ballet of China. He will present the Nashville premiere of his Spanish-themed ballet, “Passion, There.” Other pieces include the Nashville premieres of “Swimming the Cumberland River,” a metaphor on the flooding destruction and devastation that recently hit Nashville, and “Corps de Classique.”

Tickets are available by visiting General admission tickets are $20 ($12 for students with valid ID) if bought online and are $25 at the door.

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