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Paquita in the Park

April 10-11th, 2021

Live at the Levitt Shell

Paquita in the Park is a special presentation of Ballet Memphis performed at the famed Levitt Shell in Overton Park. This outdoor performance will include: Water of the Flowery Mill choreographed by Matthew Neenan, Being Here With Other People choreographed by Steven McMahon, and Paquita choreographed by Marius Petipa and staged by Julie Marie Niekrasz and Steven McMahon.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets or enjoy fare from the food trucks.


Fri, April 9th @ 7pm NOW: Sun, April 11th @ 4pm
Sat, April 10 @ 7pm

Due to Health Department restrictions, masks are required and social distance of 6 ft. between patron groups must be maintained.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of dance in-person at the Levitt Shell!


Choreographer: Matthew Neenan

Music: Souvenir D’un Lieu Cher, Op. 42 III Melodie, Valse Sentimantle, Po. 51, Valse-scherzo, Op. 34, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Original Lighting Design: Jack Mehler

Lighting: Sheric Hull

Costume Design: Bruce Bui

Cast: Iori Araya, Travis Bradley*, Anwen David, Jonathan David Dummar, Oscar Fernandez, Eileen Frazer, Dominiq Luckie, Dylan McIntyre, Alexis Rodgers, Pablo Sanchez

*Guest Artist

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Choreographer: Steven McMahon

Music: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61- 3. Rondo Composed by Beethoven, Performed by Joshua Bell, Roger Norrington, and Camerata Salzburg

Original Lighting Design: Andrew Meyers

Lighting: Sheric Hull

Costume Design: Bruce Bui

Cast: Ashley Hannah Davis, Jonathan David Dummar, Cecily Khuner, Mei Kotani, Dylan McIntyre, Jimena Flores Sanchez, Pablo Sanchez, Emilia Sandoval

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Staging: Steven McMahon and Julie Marie Niekrasz after Marius Petipa

Rehearsal Assistant: Virginia Pilgrim Ramey

Music Composer: Ludwig Minkus

Performer: Anna Takova-Baynova, Valentina Raicheva, and the Sofia National Opera Orchestra

Conductor: Boris Spassov

Original Costume Design: David Huevel

Additional Design: Bruce Bui

Lighting: Sheric Hull

Cast: Cecily Khuner, Oscar Fernandez

Iori Araya, Anwen David, Alexis Rodgers (Friday), Mei Kotani (Saturday), Eileen Frazer

Ashley Hannah Davis, Frances Fonville*, Marissa Phillips*, Alexis Rodgers, Mei Kotani, Jimena Flores Sanchez, Emilia Sandoval

*Youth Ballet Memphis member

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