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Ballet 5:8 presents

The Space in Between

Featuring The Space in Between, Of Splendors and Horrors, and Meditations

In a grey town where the rain falls continuously stands a man at a bus stop, on the brink of heaven and hell. This dreamlike place is the setting for Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager’s The Space in Between, called “exceptionally well done” by Lauren Warnecke of See Chicago Dance. The one-act ballet inspired by C. S. Lewis’ novel The Great Divorce explores the nature of eternity and the joy found on its shores. Also included: Slager’s popular work Meditations, on light and perspective, based on C.S. Lewis’ essay Meditations in a Toolshed, and Slager’s Of Splendors and Horrors, inspired by C.S. Lewis’ book The Weight of Glory.

Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 7PM

Halloran Centre at the Orpheum

225 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103 (MAP)



You can join the conversation.

Following each performance, audience members are invited to attend a TalkBack panel discussion. During this informal Q&A, you'll have the opportunity to talk with Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager and Artists of the Company about your experience during the performance. What did you see? What did the performance make you feel or think? What questions do you have? All comments and questions are welcome. 


Additional Details


  • Tickets to this performance are handled by Ticketmaster.

  • Seating is reserved.

  • Purchase tickets, click the link above or call (800) 745-3000.

  • Group rates are available; for information, call (312) 725-4752 or contact us.

The Performance

  • Performance length is about two hours including one intermission.

  • Performances are generally recommended for ages 7+.

  • Lobby opens one hour prior to showtime, and seating 30 minutes prior to showtime.

  • Patrons arriving after the show has started may be asked to wait until intermission to be seated.

  • No videography or photography of any kind is permitted during the performance.

The TalkBack

  • All audience members are invited to stay after the performance for the TalkBack, but this is optional.

  • TalkBacks usually last up to 20 minutes.

  • All questions and comments are welcome.