Performances and Workshops

L'Histoire du Soldat

Sunday Feb. 11, 3 p.m.

This special performance is New Ballet's first collaboration with the Memphis Chamber Music Society, performed at David Lusk Gallery, 97 Tillman Street.

Anansi and the Sky God

Saturday Feb. 17, 9:30 a.m.

This Peanut Butter & Jam production in GPAC's Black Box Theatre is a classic West African folk tale brought to colorful life by New Ballet Ensemble. A soundtrack of African drums and melodies accompanies a dramatic narrator who tells the story of Anansi’s quest to possess all the stories known in the world, though they are owned by the seemingly all-powerful Sky God. Throughout ...

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 ...