Collage Dance Reframes The Narrative for 15th Performance Season

The 2024-2045 Collage Dance performance schedule has been announced which marks the dance company’s 15th performance season.

Memphis’ Collage Dance was named one of the 50 largest ballet companies in the nation and one of few professional ballet companies with a BIPOC dance roster.

The 15th performance season follows a Reframing the Narrative theme which includes two home performances in addition to an extensive national tour plus a festival filled with performances.

Collage dancers perform Kevin Thomas' Rise
Treb'bor Jones

Reframing the Narrative spotlights stories from communities of color, reclaiming space in classical narratives and reshaping the landscape of ballet.

The season includes the 4th annual Memphis Dance Festival on National Dance Day, September 21, a free, family-friendly community event featuring dance companies from across the nation and local favorites.

Other Memphis shows include Artistic Director Kevin Thomas’s acclaimed ballets FIREBIRD set to a magical tale of salvation set in South Africa on October 25-27, 2024. 

A special abbreviated matinee performance for 2,000 students will take place on Friday, October 25, at 11:00am, offering discounted tickets to youth living in the greater Memphis area.

collage dance performs Their Eyes Were Watching God
Ziggy Mack
two dancers perform on stage
Treb'bor Jones

From January 31-February 1, see Collage Dance’s Rise set to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final public speech and Their Eyes Were Watching God, an adaptation of the classic novel co-choreographed with Amy Hall Garner. The Memphis Symphony Orchestra also joins this event. 

A special abbreviated matinee performance for 2,000 students will take place on Friday, January 31 at 11:00am, offering discounted tickets to youth living in the greater Memphis area.

The 14th Annual Gala Fundraiser in support of the Collage Dance Conservatory, will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2025. This VIP-only experience from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the FedEx Event Center features performances by Collage Dance Collective and students from the Collage Dance Conservatory, in addition to special musical guests to be announced.

The 2024-25 tour will include stops in nine cities.

Interested in seeing the shows? Become a season 15 subscriber! You’ll receive concierge-style support all season long, plus avoid all Ticketmaster fees or the need to interface with the Ticketmaster platform. Your preferred seats will be ready for you at Collage’s Will Call each show. 

Early bird subscription prices are available now for 20% off. Get yours!

For more on the 2024-2025 season, click here.

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