Season 12 is both a reemergence and a metamorphosis – a nod to the past and an unapologetic look forward at how ballet can show up more inclusive and culturally relevant in our 21st century world. This season we celebrate the grand opening of our monumental new center for dance and culture and premiere bold new works that both pay homage to the rich legacy we are part of and provide a glimpse into the exciting future we are moving towards. The season kicked off with Collage’s GRAND OPENING weekend – a Homecoming festival, Sept. 23 – 25, 2021, featuring first looks at the completed new dance center, performances from Collage’s professional company and youth ensemble, a Grand Opening Gala featuring Eric Benét and Community Day – the largest celebration of dance featuring performances from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Syncopated Ladies, Nashville Ballet, and a host of hometown favorites.

ART IN MOTION

12TH ANNUAL STUDENT CONCERT

Collage Dance Collective presents Art in Motion, the 12th Annual Student Concert featuring more than 300 students from the Collage Ballet Conservatory. Established in September 2009, the Conservatory is the fastest growing ballet program in Memphis with the mission of making outstanding ballet instruction more widely accessible. Art in Motion will serve as the students’ first live performance in two years.

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HELPFUL INFO FOR ART IN MOTION

All audience members, including children, are strongly encouraged to wear medical grade masks at all times while inside the Cannon Center.

The ART IN MOTION performance is 2 hours long with an intermission midway through the program.

To reach the Parking Garage for the Cannon Center: Navigate to 266 N. Front St. 

PAST SEASON 12 PERFORMANCES

FIREBIRD

This spring experience the live premiere of Kevin Thomas’ FIREBIRD set in an enchanted South African jungle, complete with a mesmerizing new set design by Alexander Woodward, lighting design by Wilburn Bonnell and costume design by Gabriela Moros Diaz. Stravinsky’s powerful score is brought to life by artists of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. The program also includes exhilarating new works by Juilliard alum, Amy Hall Garner and Princess Grace award winner, Joshua Manculich.

RISE

RISE, Collage’s trademark winter program, returns to the Cannon Center, bigger and bolder than ever before.

Experience Kevin Thomas’ iconic ballet Rise, Ulysses Dove’s classic work Vespers and Geoffrey Holder’s masterpiece Dougla, featuring and performed in partnership with the internationally-acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem.

You simply don’t want to miss Collage Dance Collective’s return to the stage after a 2-year hiatus and Dance Theatre of Harlem’s return to Memphis for the first time in five years!

Season 12 is made possible through generous support from:

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