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Ballet Memphis unveils final design for new Midtown headquarters

By Thomas Bailey Jr. of The Commercial Appeal April 14, 2016 Ballet Memphis on Thursday unveiled the final designs for a see-through headquarters built to beckon Overton Square passersby to stop and watch the dancers move.Newly released architectural renderings show plazas and courtyards that open to the sidewalks. Transparent walls of perforated copper and glass are clear invitations: The public is welcome. "The whole purpose of being on the corner is to draw in and connect with... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 0 comments
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Stage News: ‘Cinderella’ plays equal partner in Ballet Memphis production

By Jon W. Sparks, Special to The Commercial Appeal The enduring fairy tale Cinderella has come in many forms, and as a ballet it's been particularly popular for its romantic story and for Sergei Prokofiev's remarkable score. Ballet Memphis is staging the classic with choreography by artistic associate Steven McMahon as he did four years ago with the company. Starring as Cinderella and her Prince are Julie Marie Niekrasz and Jonathan David Dummar (Saturday and Sunday matinees) and Virginia... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 0 comments
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Music: 22 minutes by Gabrielle Lamb

Elapse February 12, 2016| Gabrielle Lamb This is the second in series of posts on the process of creating a new work entitled "Elapse" Some of the most frequently asked questions by audience members in post-show Q&As are about music. How do you choose your music? What comes first, the choreography or the music? For me, the music usually isn’t the first piece of the puzzle.    I start with an idea or image.  In the case of my new... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 0 comments
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