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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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Ballet Memphis to premiere 'Next Steps' at Playhouse on the Square

For immediate release. BALLET MEMPHIS to premiere ‘Next Steps’ Mixed repertory of three original works opens at Playhouse on the Square, October 15, 2016 MEMPHIS, TENN. (September 27, 2016) – – – Ballet Memphis presents three original works in its 30 th Anniversary season mainstage opener, Next Steps at Playhouse on the Square. The show will run October 15-23, 2016 for seven performances.   Created and curated by... Read More
Posted by Ballet Memphis at Tuesday, October 4, 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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