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Change Is Mantra At Brooks, Ballet Memphis by Bill Dries for Memphis Daily News

The rotunda at the Brooks Museum of Art is in transition this week as the surreal figures of Yinka Shonibare’s “Rage of the Ballet Gods” give way to the burlap sculptures of Nnenna Okore that will be suspended from the rotunda dome for the next six months. Okore’s work is the second of the Rotunda Projects series launched in this centennial year for the Overton Park institution. And Brooks executive director Emily Neff said the series is an important introduction to a... Read More
Posted by Ballet Memphis at Tuesday, November 8, 2016 | 0 comments
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Ballet Memphis takes 'Next Steps' by Jon Sparks for Go Memphis

Next up for  Ballet Memphis  is  “Next Steps,”  three original works that look to the past and future of dance viewed through changing contexts. The evolving art form of ballet has been of high interest to  Steven McMahon , associate artistic director of the company, who created and curated the program. The three pieces each consider ballet’s place at a given time and where it might go from there. McMahon’s choreography is titled... Read More
Posted by Ballet Memphis at Friday, October 14, 2016 | 0 comments
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Notes from the Artistic Director on the premiere of 'Next Steps'

Dear friends,  Our fall show of three original new works was conceived by Steven McMahon as an exploration of our moving forward, which our new building exemplifies. We are the apex of dance for Memphis, and have a national reputation for our long-held commitment to making our company as diverse as our community and as multicultural as our democracy. We also are known for continually exploring where our art form can change, can be welcoming, and can express various points of celebration... Read More
Posted by Ballet Memphis at Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 0 comments
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