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Ballet Memphis explores past, present, future of ‘Places’ in new works

By Jon W. Sparks for The Commercial Appeal Ballet Memphis is not timid about commissioning and performing new works. In 2012, the company began its River Project, a series of nine works spread over three years, each of which reflected some aspect of Ol' Man River transformed into choreography. The results were remarkable, earning critical acclaim and launching some of the works onto national and international tours. When that project had run its course, Ballet Memphis artistic director... Read More
Posted by Ballet Memphis at Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | 0 comments
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BALLET MEMPHIS to premiere ‘PLACES’ mixed-repertory of three original works

MEMPHIS, TENN. (February 10, 2016) ­– – – Ballet Memphis presents three original works in its winter mixed-repertory show, Places, opening Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at Playhouse on the Square. The show will run February 19-21 for four performances.     Places is a new series for Ballet Memphis, inspired by the many meanings of the word ‘place.’ Artistic Associate Steven McMahon curated this show and named each of the three works after a place in time: Past, Present and... Read More
Posted by Ballet Memphis at Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | 0 comments
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Diversity in dance by ELLE PERRY

Diversity in dance  by ELLE PERRY | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016 With few exceptions such as the venerable Dance Theatre of Harlem and Misty Copeland, the first female African American principal dancer for American Ballet Theatre, classical ballet has long held a reputation of being an art form comprised of mostly white performers supported by affluent, mostly white patrons. Some 1,000 miles away from New York, ballet is also thriving in the Bluff City. On a typical weekday night... Read More
Posted by Ballet Memphis at Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | 0 comments
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