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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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Leaping into 30, a review by Jon Sparks for The Commercial Appeal

Leaping into 30 Ballet Memphis opened its 30th season Saturday with a performance under the stars at the Live Garden at the Memphis Botanic Garden. This is the third year the company has started its season at the outdoor stage, and this one worked beautifully. The weather was nigh unto perfect for an evening of motion, with three works giving a variety of entertainment. The main piece was Steven McMahon's "Carnival of the Animals," set to the score by Saint-Saëns... Read More
Posted by Ballet Memphis at Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 0 comments
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