"a southern cultural treasure"
“Ballet made utterly, gorgeously human” (Times Union), Memphis-based Collage Dance Collective captivates in its thirteenth highly anticipated performance season. The international touring company features a roster of virtuosic BIPOC dancers who embody the essence of one of the nation’s fastest growing dance companies and earn the bold acclaim “relevant, relatable and rooted” (Pointe Magazine).
EXPERIENCE THE SEASON FOR EVERY ONE INTRODUCING SEASON 13 SUBSCRIPTIONS!
This year we’ve elevated the subscription offerings to create exciting opportunities for our global community to witness the most ambitious performance season in our company’s history.
Still available, the elevated ONE MEMBER Digital subscription offers an opportunity to view recordings of all upcoming performances from the best seat in your own home, plus discounts on in-person tickets, and discounts on Collage merchandise in our online boutique throughout Season 13.
AS A SEASON 13 SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE:
Collage Dance Collective kicks off its 13th season with a triple bill featuring some of the nation’s most iconic choreographers. Experience the Memphis premiere of Gnawa by acclaimed Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato, the modern masterpiece Vespers, by the legendary Ulysses Dove, and the Memphis premiere of Prodigal Son, by the father of American ballet, George Balanchine.
Revered for its hallmark ballet, Kevin Thomas’s Rise, set to Dr. King’s final public speech, this program ascends even higher with the addition of revered choreographic voices. The program reflects the company’s classical sensibility coupled with its desire to push the boundaries of ballet. From George Balanchine’s captivating classical ballet Valse Fantaisie to contemporary powerhouses by Kevin Iega Jeff and Christopher Huggins, leading African American choreographers lauded as visionary, dance innovators – RISE has something for everyone. RISE also features Collage’s professional company performing alongside its dance stars of tomorrow.
THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD
Noted as “a genius of the south,” author Zora Neale Hurston’s most iconic novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, gets reimagined as a ballet for 21st century audiences. This highly anticipated new ballet about one woman’s journey of finding her voice and true love, features a brand new score by Quinn Mason, one of the country’s most sought after young composers, and new choreography by Kevin Thomas and Amy Hall Garner. This world premiere ballet is joined by the Memphis premiere of Francisco Avina’s Letting Go To Let In and Christopher L. Huggin’s breathtaking contemporary ballet, Enemy Behind The Gates.
13TH ANNUAL STUDENT CONCERT
Featuring more than 300 students from the Collage Dance 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. This highly anticipated audience favorite, is an awe-inspiring opportunity to witness and invest in the promise of Memphis area youth.
Enjoy recorded presentations of Season 13 performances and more!
Season 13 – THE SEASON FOR ONE – is an intentional creative commitment to presenting enriching works that resonate with our community. It is the realization of what is made possible when we move as many in body and ONE, collectively, in mission. We invite you to join us by becoming a SEASON 13 SUBSCRIBER today!