Our Center for dance and culture shines this holiday season thanks to the support of our amazing community. Join us for a festive evening of holiday carolers, holiday treats, a tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment including holiday music and dazzling window performances featuring our talented professional company artists and student dancers from the Collage Dance Conservatory.
RISE, Collage’s trademark winter program, returns to the Cannon Center after a 2-year hiatus, bigger and bolder than ever before, featuring Ulysses Dove’s classic work Vespers, Kevin Thomas’ iconic ballet Rise and Geoffrey Holder’s masterpiece Dougla, featuring the internationally acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem.
This spring, we present the world-premiere of Kevin Thomas’ FIREBIRD set in an enchanted South African jungle, complete with a mesmerizing new set design by Alex 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.