Stage News: Ballet Memphis' ‘The Little Prince

from Jon Sparks for The Commercial Appeal Ballet Memphis is bringing in its new season with a family-friendly performance of “The Little Prince” at the Memphis Botanic Garden. This version, choreographed by frequent Ballet Memphis contributor Julia Adam, was first done by the company in 2011 at Playhouse on the Square and featured Kendall G. Britt Jr. in the title role, which he does again for Saturday’s performance. “I find it so much more interesting when I’m settled down with the... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | 0 comments
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'I Am a Woman' Choreographer, Gabrielle Lamb, interviewed on

In the world of classical ballet where female dancers start their careers as one of 16 or 24 identical swans or sylphs, how does a woman step out of the corps de ballet and become a choreographer? And how does being a woman impact her ideas and the way she works? We explored these and other questions with choreographer Gabrielle Lamb.  The NEA awarded a 2015 Art Works grant to Ballet Memphis to support the I Am project, a new work that explores themes of... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Overton Square Dances Into Its ‘Heart Of The Arts’ Vision

It is hard to think of a better fulfillment of the “Heart of the Arts” vision for Overton Square than the addition of Ballet Memphis’ new headquarters on the site of the decrepit French Quarter Inn at 2144 Madison Avenue. No other use at that location promises to increase the vibrancy of the burgeoning neighborhood as much. Its 30,000 square foot headquarters including five studios filled with dancers facing Madison Avenue and with an architectural presence at a key corner speaks unmistakably to... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Monday, July 6, 2015 | 0 comments
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