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Ballet Memphis puts on ‘Romeo & Juliet’ with more complete production

By Jon W. Sparks, The Commercial Appeal In creating "Romeo and Juliet," Shakespeare did his part. Then Sergei Prokofiev wrote a score for the story and nailed it. Now Steven McMahon is refining his original choreography to do Ballet Memphis' version of the classic in the company's first main stage show of its 29th season. "I choreographed 'Romeo and Juliet' in 2011," McMahon says, "and now that I'm restaging it, interestingly, I don't have much memory of last time... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | 0 comments
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Stage News: Ballet Memphis' ‘The Little Prince

from Jon Sparks for The Commercial Appeal Ballet Memphis is bringing in its new season with a family-friendly performance of “The Little Prince” at the Memphis Botanic Garden. This version, choreographed by frequent Ballet Memphis contributor Julia Adam, was first done by the company in 2011 at Playhouse on the Square and featured Kendall G. Britt Jr. in the title role, which he does again for Saturday’s performance. “I find it so much more interesting when I’m settled down with the... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | 0 comments
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'I Am a Woman' Choreographer, Gabrielle Lamb, interviewed on

In the world of classical ballet where female dancers start their careers as one of 16 or 24 identical swans or sylphs, how does a woman step out of the corps de ballet and become a choreographer? And how does being a woman impact her ideas and the way she works? We explored these and other questions with choreographer Gabrielle Lamb.  The NEA awarded a 2015 Art Works grant to Ballet Memphis to support the I Am project, a new work that explores themes of... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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