Grades: 5-12 MTA: Ballet Memphis
Ballet Memphis is now in its 30th season and is recognized for its close ties to the region’s rich musical and literary heritage through dance, production and training. Their production of I Am includes four pieces from Founding Artistic Director Dorothy Gunther Pugh’s ideas around “giving voice to the voiceless.” The encompassing title I Am is inspired in part by the iconic “I Am A Man” signs held by striking sanitation workers in Memphis in 1968. None of the pieces are specifically about that moment in Memphis history, but reflect the larger, related idea that everyone matters, that dignity and kindness must ultimately speak louder than the superficial noises and dark currents all around.
David Finckel and Wu Han are recipients of Musical America’s Musicians of the Year award – one of the highest honors granted by the music industry. The talent,
Vulcan Materials Company Family SeriesSing to Freedom: Music and Stories of the Underground Railroad
In honor of Black History Month, the Center presents Reggie Harris – internationally known singer, songwriter and teaching artist. Harris has developed Sing to Freedom: Music & Stories...
The Center and the Alabama Dance Council are proud to co-present Ballet Memphis as the guest company-in-residence for the 2018 Alabama Dance Festival. Ballet Memphis is now in...
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