An extra large dance studio with blue beams in the ceiling, wall barres, a wall of mirrors and a piano

Collage Dance Collective’s Stunning Harlequin Floors Are Breaking the Ballet Mold

Stepping into Collage Dance Collective’s new Andrea Louise Jenkins Center for Dance, you immediately sense that you’ve entered a special space. With sunlight streaming through floor-to-ceiling windows, rafters painted in calm shades of blue and stunning brown-toned Harlequin dance floors, Collage’s studios instantly invite creativity and purpose, just like the company itself. Founded in 2006 […]

2021–22 Season Preview: The Shows We Can't Wait to See

While “subject to change” is a given these days, here’s what we’re most excited to catch if all goes as planned during the 2021–22 season. Who Was It For? Clarissa Dyas RJ Muna, Courtesy Joe Goode Performance Group Are you ready to revisit the Summer of Love? With Time of Change, the Joe Goode Performance […]

Ambitious New Dance Facilities Have Been Popping Up All Over—Despite Pandemic Challenges

Collage Dance Collective’s $11 million capital campaign was already underway when COVID-19 started peaking in the U.S. The Memphis-based dance conservatory and company—the largest Black-owned ballet company in the South—opted to stay the course and continue building a brand-new dance center, which opened for limited in-person classes last October. Collage is not alone in forging […]

Editor Faves: What We Loved This January

The editors of Dance Magazine are, admittedly a bunch of big dance geeks. Here are a few of the things we spent this month obsessing over: Center Stage is back on Netflix! “I’m not ashamed to admit that I had a slumber party last weekend with a close dancer friend specifically to do a […]

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