A Transparent Music Box - New Ballet Memphis facility celebrates dance and architecture

When Ballet Memphis outgrew its suburban space, the company moved to an up-and-coming performing arts district in Memphis, Tenn. The company relocated to a new, 44,000-square-foot facility in the Overton Square entertainment district that nearly doubles the size of its previous space.

Designed by local Memphis architect archimania, the building received a national AIA/AEC Education Facility Design award in 2018 and the 2018 Metal Architecture Design Award for Natural Metals. It houses rehearsal space for the professional ballet company, a dance school for more than 200 children, community classrooms and administrative space. In addition to offering community dance and pilates classes, the center’s largest rehearsal studio doubles as a performance venue.

Read the full article at Metal Architecture's website