Recently named a Southern Cultural Treasure by SouthArts and the Ford Foundation, Collage Dance Collective is one of the fastest growing dance companies in the U.S. The evening’s dynamic program of mixed repertory includes the world premiere of Durante Verzola’s Luminescent, a vibrant new ballet inspired and set to the music of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Chevalier de Saint-Georges was a prolific Black composer from the 18th Century, who was believed to have inspired Mozart. The program includes Princess Grace award winner Joshua Manculich’s Trust Me, an intimate duet set to the haunting music of Mercedes Sosa which queries the very meaning of trust, Francisco Avina’s chilling contemporary ballet Letting Go To Let In and Amy Hall Garner’s jubilant Bluff City Blues, set to the brilliant music of Muddy Waters, B.B. King, and Koko Taylor and drawing inspiration from Collage Dance’s hometown of Memphis.
One of the largest 50 ballet companies in the U.S., Collage’s trademark style of balancing innovation and tradition has fueled its ascent and captured the hearts of its growing family of supporters. “Ballet Made utterly, gorgeously human” (High Ground News).
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