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Exploring Historical Narratives & Current Events Through Movement

Friday, July 29th at 8PM

Saturday, July 30th at 3PM

OZ Arts Nashville (6172 Cockrill Bend Circle)

General Admission: $20 advance / $25 day-of

Dig into the past and navigate the present with a collection of dance works from local and visiting choreographers. This thought-provoking evening of dance features two pieces that dive into rich history: a re-staged excerpt of PYDANCE’s POOL performance inspired by the desegregation of the Centennial Park swimming pool with new cast members including Shabaz Ujima and Alexandra Winer, and the regional premiere of Rebecca Margolick’s solo piece Bunker + Vault excavating the lives of Jewish immigrant women in early 1900’s. 


Dance works that explore the current state of large-scale global events include the premiere of Jen-Jen Lin’s Unfinished Peace featuring performers from the Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville, and Teddy Tedholm’s Comedy of Terrors which manages to find humor in the anxiety caused by national and international politics. Zooming into the deeply personal effects of socio-political happenings, King Alvarado’s Hibiscus in Nature gives voice to the experience of Black women in modern society, and Allison Hardee’s intimate solo performance shines a light on the continual unfolding of grief over time, specifically in the wake of Covid-19. 


These six new dance pieces together create a powerful, unmissable evening of choreography that illuminates our collective past and sends a call to action to create a better future together.


We are invested in the safety and wellbeing of our artists, audiences, and overall community. Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours is required for entry to all venues for patrons ages 12+. (Please note, no at-home tests will be accepted.) Additionally, at this time, the wearing of masks is encouraged for all attendees at all Festival venues, and masks will be required to be worn at all times when not actively drinking at The Darkhorse Theatre, The Barbershop Theater, and OZ Arts Nashville. 


Wildfire Weekend Pass
Choose your own adventure by creating your own schedule with this all-access pass!
Includes: any combination of shows you create in the 2022 Festival


Festival Sampler
See four of the biggest projects in the Festival from different genres
Includes: Currents plus The Naughty Tree, Suspended Gravity's Alchemy, and Bar Fight!


Dance + Aerial Extravaganza
Catch all 5 movement-based performances at Kindling Arts Festival 2022 with this special extravaganza. Includes: Currents plus Suspended Gravity's AlchemyBlur: An Aerial ShowcasePOWER: ON - Dynamic Dance Works and Performance Films, and UNBOUND: A Dance Showcase. 

Dance Trio
Immerse yourself in all that Nashville's thriving dance scene has to offer at Kindling 2022 with this delightful trio.  Includes: Currents plus POWER: ON - Dynamic Dance Works and Performance Films, and UNBOUND: A Dance Showcase. 


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