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Collage Dance Collective Season Opener 2016

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In its 7th season, Memphis’ Collage dance Collective presents their Fall 2016 season opener and concert celebrating diversity, unity, and collective change through artistic expression.

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  • When: Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, October 9 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Buckman Performing Arts Center (60 Perkins Extd, 38116)
  • Cost: $25/person

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Collage dance Collective will present four new performances by internationally-acclaimed choreographers from across the world, including Canadian choreographers, John Alleyne, Nicolo Fonte and Shawn Hounsell and New York choreographer, Dwight Rhoden. The performances are an ode to Artistic Director Kevin Thomas’ Montreal roots.

Through pushing the boundaries of ballet and balancing innovation and tradition, Collage dance Collective’s 2016 season creates a unique, dynamic experience for the audience.

Photo: Collage Dance Collective

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Collage dance Collective’s theme for its upcoming 7th season in Memphis is, “ONE.” Interesting, because when they started their ballet school in 2007, it was with ONE student. Now enrollment has blossomed to 185 and includes one of the largest boys’ ballet programs in the city.

CdC’s mission to celebrate, promote, and showcase professional dancers of color makes recruiting from all over a necessity, and the company works to bring talent from across the country to the Memphis stage. They are also committed to reaching non-traditional bal­let audiences, and nearly 50% of attendees say that they have never attended a ballet performance.

Collage dance Collective continuously works to increase access to outstanding ballet training and to create a more diverse ballet industry, as well as increase participation among people of color in ballet audiences.

To read more about the eight Collage dancers who decided to Choose901 as their home, go here.

For the company’s entire calendar of 2016-2017 performances, visit their website.

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