Ballet, despite its origins as the dance of royalty and not of the masses, is an art form that speaks to everyone. It is pure story-telling theatre but without words. Ballet is quite simply what feelings look like. It is the body’s need to express itself, to go beyond its physical limitations, perhaps even to fly.
The Dance Theatre of Tennessee, guided by the vision of its director Christopher Mohnani, has been telling its stories wherever it can find an audience, often in school gymnasiums to children who have never experienced the wonder and joy of ballet before.