Category: Junior Company

Junior Company members become storytellers "Boundless: Wonder"

Ballet Memphis Junior Company regularly performs story ballets, and it has long provided student dancers with the opportunity to explore the creation of dances by presenting student-made works of choreography. But this weekend will be the first-ever fusion of the two when we perform Boundless: Wonder at the Ballet Memphis Studios. Throughout the last year and a half, Ballet Memphis School’s most advanced level dancers have been studying the art of making dances in weekly choreography workshop... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 0 comments
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Adding lights and costumes

Even though we're dancing in the same room in which we take daily class and rehearse, the transformation that happens when Studio A becomes a theatrical performance space is magical!  In the last 24 hours, the windows and mirrors were covered, the stage lights were focused and lighting cues written. After sunset last evening, Junior Company dancers put on make-up and costumes and did the final dress rehearsal of the six ballets we're performing this weekend. Here are a few photographs... Read More
Posted by Janet Parke at Friday, May 3, 2013 | 0 comments
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Encore, first tech rehearsal

Excitement is building as the Junior Company nears their final performances of the year. Last night was our "technical/spacing" rehearsal, the final rehearsal before we add costumes and stage lighting to the ballets. The studio is partially transformed: scaffolding (called "booms") holding the lights are in place; the white backdrop (called a "cyc" -- short for cyclorama) is hung, although not yet stretched out smooth. (MacKenzie Campbell and Claire Wilson rehearse Handel con attenzione... Read More
Posted by Janet Parke at Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 1 comments
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