The Alabama Festival hosts the featured guest company performance and school matinee by Ballet Memphis, a New Works Concert, and the closing Alabama Dance Festival Showcase performance.

Friday, January 19

Ballet Memphis School Performance
10:00 am, Jemison Concert Hall, UAB’s Alys Stephens Center
Ballet Memphis presents excerpts from the I Am Project, a suite of four original works inspired by the struggle for civil rights but celebrating all of humanity. The 2018 Festival is the first year of a two-year celebration of Alabama’s Bicentennial as a state (1819-2019). Our different cultural perspectives will be explored through personal history and identity connected by the themes of place, home, and community. The I Am Project helps us look first inside ourselves, and then to see our individuality in relationship to and with each other.

Friday, January 19

New Works Concert
8:00 pm, Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre, Alabama School of Fine Arts
Enjoy an evening of exciting new works by regional choreographers selected through an adjudication process. This performance is a wonderful opportunity for emerging choreographers and dancers to present their work, and for you to see new ideas presented through dance.

Saturday, January 20

Ballet Memphis
8:00 pm, Jemison Concert Hall, UAB’s Alys Stephens Center
Ballet Memphis will perform the I AM project on January 20, a program of four original works commissioned to celebrate the human spirit and reinforce the idea that “everyone matters,” which is the core value of Ballet Memphis. The 2018 Festival is the first year of a two-year celebration of Alabama’s Bicentennial as a state (1819-2019). Our different cultural perspectives will be explored through personal history and identity connected by the themes of place, home, and community. The I Am Project helps us look first inside ourselves, and then to see our individuality in relationship to and with each other.

Sunday, January 21

Alabama Dance Showcase
2:30 pm, Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre, Alabama School of Fine Arts
The Showcase rounds out the Festival weekend with performances by schools, studios, companies and colleges across the region.

Tickets

Tickets for each performance are included in Festival registration packages for dancers and observers. Patrons who wish to purchase tickets separate from Festival registration options should contact the box office at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center at 205 975 2787 or 1 877 278 8457.

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