Performances and Workshops

Memphis Renaissance: Going on from Here

Sept. 22 – Levitt Shell 7 pm (FREE)

This unique presentation continues the creative alliance between New Ballet Ensemble & School, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and Levitt Shell that began in 2015 with Memphis Renaissance + Harlem, performed to a packed audience of 4,500. This year, New Ballet Ensemble dances a narrative of the human experience through the eyes of a young black girl and boy – its highs, lows, and hopes ...

Nut ReMix featuring Lil Buck – on sale in September!

The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts – Nov. 17 (7 pm), Nov. 18 (5:30 pm), Nov. 19 (2:30 pm)

NBE’s creative reinvention of ballet classic The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition for thousands of Mid-Southerners who love the wide world of dance and music in the show – from classical ballet to hip-hop, flamenco to traditional African dance, and more. The 15th annual production returns to the beautiful Cannon Center with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra playing selections from ...

Springloaded / Petrushka ReMix

GPAC – April 27 (7 pm), April 28 (5:30 pm), April 29 (2:30 pm)

New Ballet premieres a brand new addition to its portfolio of remixed dance classics with Petrushka ReMix, a reinvention of the 20th century ballet composed by Igor Stravinsky, with the story shifted from St. Petersburg to Memphis. Petrushka is a puppet in a carnival show, a trickster caught in a love triangle with a beautiful ballerina and a jealous Moor. Their slapstick story is condensed to a ...