Thursday, November 5

BALLET MEMPHIS DANCES TO "PORK SONGS"


The SFA works hard to showcase that food not only reflects culture, food is culture.

On the Sunday morning of the 2009 Southern Foodways Symposium, Ballet Memphis made our point for us. And they made it well, by way of a performance of "Pork Songs," choreographed by Trey McIntyre.

It was a singularly beautiful moment in a symposium full of beautiful moments.

Above, the troupe dances to the song "Gimme, Gimme Chitlins" by Huey Piano Smith. Funding for the performance was provided, in part, by LOFT. Photo by Pableaux Johnson.