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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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'Step Up' review of 'Next Steps' by Jon Sparks for GoMemphis

Step it up   There is plenty of worthy entertainment going on this weekend, but I’m giving a top recommendation to  Ballet Memphis ’  “Next Steps,”  a remarkable presentation of three provocative, inspiring, hilarious and gorgeous original works. Steven McMahon , associate artistic director of the company, created and curated the program and choreographed one of the pieces. The title refers to where the art form of ballet might evolve... Read More
Posted by Ballet Memphis at Thursday, October 20, 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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