Saddle Tramp with The John Paul Keith Duo
Saddle Tramp, the newest dance work by choreographer Neile Martin, is inspired by the music of country singer Marty Robbins. Her driving movement style combined with the narrative styles of country music reveal a story of love, jealousy, murder, and redemption. Each performance will open with a unique performance by a Memphis musician. Come witness the wild west that is still deep in our bones.
Friday, May 19th’s performance features The John Paul Keith Duo.
Neile Martin is a Memphis native who started her training at Ballet Memphis then went on to pursue dance at Interlochen School of the Arts. After dancing professionally with companies in New York, Chicago, and Cincinnati she came back to Memphis to make her own work, with a focus on narrative dance. Her previous work includes FireBird at Off the Walls Arts and Carnival Vitas at the University of Memphis. She is thrilled to be back creating dance in her hometown.