We've all seen stage versions of Peter Pan where the little boy who wouldn't grow up has flown erratically on some version of a rope and pulley system. That just wouldn't do for Ballet Memphis, so the company is using a computerized, joystick-operated system that insures a smooth flight, and a soft landing. But why risk your top notch dancers on a test flight when there's a critic around?
And away we go...
To learn more about how the fly system works you can click the video I shot below, or drop in for one of Ballet Memphis' pre-opening events. If you happen to be Downtown Thursday, April 3 you can drop by the Cook Convention Center Northwest Hall during lunch (11a-1p) to see flying rehearsals live.
If you want to know more Choreographer Steven McMahon, Rhodes Professor Charles Hughes, and local artist Beth Edwards will be at Crosstown Arts at 6:30 p.m. for a Pan-related SPARK talk about the "loss of innocence."