Collage’s Annual Gala is one of the city’s premier annual celebrations. Now in its 13th year, this is an enriching affair with performances by Collage’s world-class professional company and students from the Collage Dance Conservatory. Experience live music with special performances by acclaimed jazz artist Wendy Moten, soul singer Talibah Safiya, The Carl Caspersen Jazz Trio and Ensemble X. Delicious cuisine by Chef Melissa Swearing, thirst-quenching cocktails, and an enchanted VIP hour round out an elevated afternoon affair in support of the Collage Dance Conservatory.
The preeminent free dance festival in the region returns with the best dance makers in the nation including Memphis’ own Lil Buck plus artists from New York City Ballet, SOLE Defined (DC), Alonzo King LINES Ballet (San Francisco), Nashville Ballet and Collage Dance Collective. This festival also includes performances from hometown favorites including: Ballet Memphis, Grizz Girls, Studio 413, Grind House Dance, Kindred Spirit, Collage Youth Ensemble and Company d, a nationally recognized dance company of young adults with Down syndrome!