dance theater Mississippi (dtMS) is the state’s premier performance art collaborative and one of three bus and truck organizations operating under the auspices of Calla Entertainment. Formally founded in 2018, dtMS remains committed to the collective creation of compelling and new choreographic works that refract both the beauty and brilliance of our inclusive coastal communities. Participation in Gulfport Arts Center’s (GAC) Spirits of Christmas GALA 2022 is our first performance since COVID-19 forced us into hiatus. Still, we are so very pleased to have formed and cultivated this partnership and look forward to a vibrant future creating community together. “…a shadow of things to come…” is handsomely endowed thanks to support from Pass Christian Books/Cat Island Coffeehouse, Robin’s Nest in the Pass/Roberts Place Café, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.