“…a shadow of things to come…”

dance theater Mississippi (dtMS)
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.

Bookstore/Coffeehouse Opens in Gulfport

Bookstore/Coffeehouse Candelabra :: Photo Courtesy of Auntie Bellum South Studios

When Cat Island Coffeehouse opened in October 2013, I harbored no delusions of grandeur regarding our fate. While I neither forecast failure (colossal or otherwise), I certainly could not have predicted this or felt more under-prepared to own the degree of good success we continue garnering to date.

The moment there manifested an opportunity for expansion into Gulfport, Miss., opening another bookstore/coffeehouse initially did not occur to me, nor did such the endeavor ever appear to personify any plausible appeal.

Rather, a slightly different concept impressed quite lightly and in an instant the model emerged crystal clear – at least in my mind; surely, any #baristocratic business venture in the state’s second largest city would thrive if it were one sharply attuned and well-tailored to the tastes of locals comprising the multiplicity, variegated and diverse surrounding communities.

The cat (or do I dare say the coon?) is officially out of the bag, We are open for business in Mississippi City where it remains our absolute honor to continue serving as the heartbeat and hub of Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, and contiguous coastal counties.

South Mississippi’s Krewe of the Baristocracy will roll with us.