April 12 - 7:00 pm and April 14 - 2:30 pm
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
About ticket pricing: New Ballet is committed to making Springloaded accessible to our entire community. In that spirit, we are offering a special ticket price of only $15. This general admission price is made possible by the generosity of the Building Brighter Futures donors who support New Ballet’s mission to provide access to excellence.
Free admission for Arts Access Card holders. Arts Access cardholders may receive up to 4 free tickets per family by calling New Ballet at 901-726-9225 to reserve your ticket. Arts Access is available to EBT card holders, TennCare or Church Health patients, military, seniors on fixed income or individuals with disabilities.
About Springloaded: New Ballet’s Springloaded is sure to captivate audiences with powerful repertoire honoring the essence of humanity and a child’s right of passage into adulthood.
A collection of works including Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, based on the famous poem by James Agee and choreographed by General Hambrick, presents tradition and emerging diversity of early 20th century America. The program also includes Dances in the Canebrakes, written in 1940 by Florence Price, the first African American woman recognized as a symphonic composer and to have a composition performed by a major orchestra.
Noelia Garcia Carmona's Dones, Mujeres, Women, a Spanish Ballet in three movements, with music by Vicente Amigo, Manuel De Falla, and The Gypsy Kings, is about the journey to womanhood and finding the courage to authentically be oneself.
Matter in Motion, by Elizabeth Corbett, is rooted in her work with the iconic William Forsythe in Frankfurt, Germany. This new work is about the process of the choreographer and dancers - - as Ms. Corbett says, “the philosophy and changing form” of dance.
Always presenting uniquely Memphis programming, Isaac Hayes’ iconic Shaft closes the program with choreography by Memphis' favorite, Robin Sanders, a frequent collaborator with Lil Buck. The program also includes new works by company artists, Briana Brown, Aaron Atkins and Travis Butler.
About New Ballet: With a President's Committee Award from Michelle Obama, and Kennedy Center ovations for "New Moves, Symphony + Dance," New Ballet Ensemble & School brings together professional and student artists from the Memphis community through an astonishing intersection of dance forms – Ballet, Flamenco, African and Hip-hop. Acclaimed by New York Times critic, Alastair Macaulay, as performing one of the "top Nutcrackers in the U.S.," this creative youth development organization showcases equity and inclusion, leaving audiences wowed and saying, "This is Memphis on stage!"
Tickets on sale at gpacweb.com or the GPAC Box Office 901-751-7500.
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