Australia’s Strange Fruit Visits Tennessee for Great Performances at Vanderbilt 35th Anniversary
Great Performances at Vanderbilt Celebrates with Inaugural Performance
for 35th Anniversary Season with Australia’s Strange Fruit–acclaimed festival company
Free, On the House
Nashville, TN—Wednesday, September 16 at 5:30 and 6:30p.m.-Centennial Park, andThursday, September 17 at 1:00 and 7:00p.m -Vanderbilt Alumni Lawn. Celebrating the inaugural performance of its 35th season, Great Performances at Vanderbilt presents a freebirthday performance in two outdoor locations. Since 1994, Australia’s Strange Fruit has inspired thousands through its unique combination of dance, theatre, and circus staged on 5-yard bendable sway poles.
In Swoon!, Strange Fruit will guide audiences through a spectacular story of love, loss, joy, and freedom on high. Set to Tennessee’s lush natural backdrops, Swoon! will no doubt inspire awe and wonder. Originally based on the image of a field of wheat swaying in the breeze, Strange Fruit has performed for over 250 international festivals—their sublime, hypnotic beauty calls to be experienced.
Of Strange Fruit, The Chicago Sun-Times writes, “Swoon! will make hearts go pitter-pat no matter how old the viewer.” France’s Nord Eclair says, ” …like living statues soaring between heaven and earth…their heads in the sky, hearts close to the sun….produced brilliantly eclectic images that pay homage to Michelangelo, Mary Poppins, Folon and Magritte.”
The performance is free at both locations. Supported in part by Nashville Metro Parks.For more company details, visit www.elsieman.org/artists/strange_fruit.html .
For season information and subscriptions including the popular FLEX PASS available until September 4. Visit www.vanderbilt.edu/greatperformances .