Memphis choreographer fuses country music with modern dance

By , Daily Memphian Published: May 16, 2023 4:00 AM CT

“I was looking for my next inspiration, my next project, and was listening to (country) music, and there’s all these stories in cowboy music. It’s kind of like the joke, ‘My wife left me for best friend, my dog died, or I like beer,’ but there’s also something haunting and hard and isolating about country music and the idea of the landscape and Americana.”


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Elle Perry

Elle Perry

A native Memphian, Elle Perry has earned graduate degrees from the University of Memphis and Maryland Institute College of Art. She’s written for publications including the Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Flyer and High Ground News, and previously served as coordinator of The Teen Appeal.


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