2010 has been a big year for Ballet Memphis. Here's what they have on tap for next season.
FUSE September 11, 2010, Ballet Memphis Studios
In its second year, FUSE will get out of the studio and take it the streets. Launching with a “jam session” type of program, featuring artists of all disciplines, the resulting collaborative works may be performed throughout the season at a variety of venues. It’s the mission of FUSE to meld the visions and works of artists of all disciplines with dance, showing how all are complementary and connected.
Connections: Food October 9, 2010, BRIDGES
Now in its sixth year, Connections: Food is known for its unique pairings of food and dance. Four courses from four renowned regional chefs are matched with four original dance works by former company member Garrett Ammon, and current members Travis Bradley, Julie Niekrasz and Steven McMahon. This year, Connections: Food celebrates what’s local and homegrown.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream October 30-November 7, 2010, Playhouse on the Square
Ballet Memphis is thrilled to present a re-staged version of renowned choreographer Mark Godden’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, originally commissioned for its 21st season. The ballet brings to life William Shakespeare’s classic comedy about romantic adventures and misadventures, quarrels and reunions and a magical night where love is, truly, blind. The show opens with a reprise of “Fingers” by Julia Adam, commissioned for last season’s Connections: Body & Soul.
Nutcracker December 10-12, 2010, Orpheum Theatre
Make it a memorable holiday season with Ballet Memphis’ own retelling of Nutcracker, one of Memphis’ beloved traditions. Splendid costumes, incredible scenery and a magical holiday tale will transport all to the Kingdom of Sweets.
AbunDANCE: Where the Girls Are 2 February 19 -27, 2010, Playhouse on the Square
In the fourth installment of the collaborative AbunDANCE series, Ballet Memphis will focus on four works,choreographed by Julia Adam, Jane Comfort, Damien Patterson, and Emily Coates and Lacina Coulibaly.
Romeo & Juliet April 9 — 17, 2010, Playhouse on the Square
Ballet Memphis company member and choreographic associate Steven McMahon will bring his own spin on Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers to the Playhouse stage.
Connections: Earth and Sky May 14, 2010, Memphis Zoo
Setting the stage for our 25th anniversary, Ballet Memphis will end this season under the stars, outdoors at the Memphis Zoo.