In This Moment | Ballet Memphis

October 23rd-31st, 2021

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Ballet Is Back!

Ballet Memphis returns with a captivating mixed-rep bill in the Fly Studio in October. Princess Grace Award winner, Gabrielle Lamb’s, “Elapse” will open the evening. Artistic Director, Steven McMahon’s new work explores a depth and vitality that we all need as we gather together again and the performance concludes with Mariana Oliveira's creative take on “Pagliacci."

Join us this fall! We can’t wait to be together again for an evening of dance at Ballet Memphis.

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Gabrielle Lamb is fascinated by the heightened awareness of time and excited about new technologies that mimic nature’s elegance and economy. Join us for a beautiful exploration of a space where every minute counts.

Choreography: Gabrielle Lamb

Music: Yufuin 1 by Hauschka presented under license from G. Schirmer, Inc. and Associated Music Publishers, copyright owners

Original Lighting Design: Helena Kuukka

Costume Design: Bruce Bui

Cast:

Iori Araya/Jimena Flores Sánchez
Anwen Brown
Joey Dlearo
Jonathan David Dummar
Oscar Fernandez
Cecily Khuner
Mei Kotani
Dominiq Luckie
Dylan McIntyre
Virginia Pilgrim Ramey/Eileen Frazer
Brandon Ramey
Emilia Sandoval

Steven McMahon’s latest work is an exploration of creativity and personal experience where an impending culmination of events is felt but never realized. Join the dancers on a journey with a soaring musical score.

Choreography: Steven McMahon

Music: DANCE: I. when you’re broken open, II. if you’ve torn the bandage off, III. in the middle of the fighting, IV. in your blood by Anna Clyne, by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., publisher and copyright owner

Cast:

Joey Dlearo
Oscar Fernandez
Jimena Flores Sánchez
Eileen Frazer
Mei Kotani
Virginia Pilgrim Ramey
Brandon Ramey
Emilia Sandoval
Gretchen Vander Bloomer

Pagliacci is a bold retelling of the opera’s tragic love triangle with commedia dell’arte figures as the main characters. The choreography is based on the physical comedy and expert clowning of Charlie Chaplin and is set to the music from the classic 1928 movie, The Circus. Everyone will enjoy this witty and charming dance piece.

Choreography: Mariana Oliveira

Music: Cues from ‘The Circus’ written by Charles Chaplin ©Roy Export Co., Ltd. Used with permission from Bourne Co. All Rights Reserved

Original Lighting Design: Jason Fassl

Lighting Design: Sheric Hull

Cast:

Iori Araya
Anwen Brown
Oscar Fernandez
Joey Dlearo
Dylan McIntyre
Cecily Khuner
Virginia Pilgrim Ramey
Brandon Ramey

Originally commissioned for Milwaukee Ballet’s GENESIS International Competition

Special thanks to Dan Ozminkowski