Creating the Woman Suffrage Ballet, 72 Steps

Creating the Woman Suffrage Ballet, 72 Steps

Nashville Ballet Artistic Director Paul Vasterling, Choreographer Gina Patterson, and Composer Jordan Brook Hamlin discuss their creative process and how to tell historical stories through the performing arts.

72 Steps, commissioned by the League of Women Voters of Nashville and performed by NB2, Nashville Ballet’s second company, commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. As the final state to ratify the 19th Amendment, Tennessee played a vital role in giving women the right vote.

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