This spring’s Modern Masters series from Nashville Ballet, premiering April 26 – 28, spotlights ballets that have challenged the bounds of the art form through unique ideas and intriguing collaborations. This production features four striking works: ‘The Ben Folds Project: Concerto’, with music from pianist and singer-songwriter Ben Folds and choreography by Nashville Ballet Artistic Director Paul Vasterling, ‘Bloom’, with music from composer Philip Glass and choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, ‘Duo Concertant’, with music from Igor Stravinsky and choreography from George Balanchine, and ‘The Lottery’, inspired by the Shirley Jackson short story with music by Robert Moran and choreography from Val Caniparoli.
To top it all off, Nashville Symphony will be performing alongside these amazing dancers, and Ben Folds will appear as a soloist for the ‘The Ben Folds Project’ ballet!
In this production, Benjamin Wetzel is cast in ‘The Lottery’ as well as ‘Bloom’. It’s his first season with Nashville Ballet, and he’s already off to a flying start! We had the chance to catch up with him to learn more about his role in these productions, as well as his budding career as a dancer!