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PRESS RELEASE

COLLAGE DANCE HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL MEMPHIS DANCE FESTIVAL ON NATIONAL DANCE DAY, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Free Family-Focused Community Event 12 to 4pm at the Collage Dance Center

 

Collage Dance hosts the Memphis Dance Festival – now in its third year – on National Dance Day, Saturday, September 16, 2023. This free, family-focused community event will take place at the Collage Dance Center (505 Tillman Street) from 12:00pm to 4:00pm and features some of the best dance makers in the nation.

Festival attendees can look forward to seeing:

  • Grammy Award-winning Rebirth Brass Band (New Orleans, LA) and Memphis’ own Lil Buck performing as soloist and together with Adji Cissoko of Alonzo King LINES Ballet (San Francisco, CA) in a piece that was first unveiled at Vail Dance Festival
  • Artists from world class dance companies across the nation including New York City Ballet, SOLE Defined (Washington, D.C.), and Nashville Ballet
  • Hometown favorites in performance including Ballet Memphis, Grizz Girls, Studio 413, Grind House Dance, Kindred Spirit, and Company d—a nationally recognized dance company of young adults with Down syndrome
  • Performances from Collage Youth Ensemble and Collage Dance Collective

 

The event is hosted by emcee Ena Esco, with additional musical entertainment by DJ Siphne Aaye, both on-air personalities on WYXR 91.7FM.

 

Other featured festival activities include:

  • Pop-ups from area businesses and artists (including Rebirth Brass Band where fans can get merchandise)
  • Raffles (enter to win a beach cruiser from Victory Bicycle Studio; all registrants for the free festival will be automatically entered into an on-site raffle for Collage Dance swag. Must be present to win either raffle)
  • Food offerings (Mempops, Mama Pug’s, Mango’s Caribbean Grill, Parker’s Water Ice, Smurfey’s Smokehouse, Speed Vegan, Stickem, and Taco Cat)

 

The Memphis Dance Festival is free and open to the public.

 

For more information, please visit https://collagedance.org/festival/

For media inquiries or interview requests, contact: Mallory McFarland, Morahan Arts and Media, mallory@morahanartsandmedia.com, (646) 241-0899

 

Collage Dance’s fourteenth and 2023-2024 season is made possible through generous support from the Mellon Foundation, The Hyde Family Foundation, SouthArts, ArtsMemphis, Tennessee Arts Commission, Shubert Foundation, and the International Association of Blacks in Dance.