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02.20.2019

“Lucy Negro Redux’ is a forceful claiming of female desire and sexual self-determination”

Photo by: Alysse Gafkjen

The New York Times has a breathless rave review of Lucy Negro Redux, Rhiannon Giddens’ collaboration with Nashville Ballet and poet Caroline Randall Williams. Margaret Renkl writes it’s “the kind of miracle Nashville has never seen before,” due to the inclusivity onstage that’s reflected back in the audience. “It is a full-throated, full-bodied exploration of love and desire, exultation and loss, belonging and expulsion, ownership and autonomy,” she writes. “A mixed-media, multigenre embodiment of a scholarly theory about an arcane point of literary history might not seem like fertile ground for enchantment, but it was absolutely transformative.” We present Lucy Negro Redux twice in March—first in a specially ticketed Wednesday, March 20 performance before Big Ears begins, and then on the opening night of the festival, Thursday, March 21. Buy your ticket for Wednesday or your festival pass now.

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