Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Dancing Beyond Borders Series

Bringing Highlights to Fort Worth and Richardson

Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) heads West to the W. E. Scott Theatre in Fort Worth on March 16, 2019, and North to the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson on March 22, 2019, with its “Dancing Beyond Borders” series. Texas Instruments is the presenting sponsor for the Richardson performance, and American Airlines is the presenting sponsor for the Fort Worth performance. Both DBDT and DBDT: Encore! will present highlights from their repertoire from the 42nd season of the company.

DBDT performs Bodies as Site of Faith and Protest by choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans which transcribes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “We Shall Overcome” speech into dance. This Time by Bruce Wood Dance Artistic Director Joy Bollinger is a work that reflects family memories, set to contemporary classical music.

DBDT: Encore! is high energy in Phoenix, an action-packed contemporary ballet based on the mythical Greek firebird character, choreographed by Zach Law Ingram. Company members will also perform two duets including COLD, a dance filled with searing strength and colossal control by Encore! member Floyd McLean, Jr. The intimate duet Chasing Shadows by Jennifer Archibald, founder and artistic director of New York City-based Arch Dance Company, explores the relationship between shadows and human instinct.

PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 7:30 pm
W.E. Scott Theatre at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street, at the corner of Lancaster and Montgomery
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Performance ticket price $35 for all seats.

For single tickets visit www.attpac.org or call 214-880-0202.

Group tickets are available by calling 214-871-2376 ext. 413.

Friday, March 22, 2019, 7:30 pm
Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts
2351 Performance Drive
Richardson, TX 75082

Performance ticket price $35 for all seats.

For tickets visit www.eisemanncenter.com or call 972-744-4650.

Dancing Beyond Borders | Presenting Sponsors
In Richardson – Texas Instruments
In Fort Worth – American Airlines

Dancing Beyond Borders | Co-sponsor
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

Dancing Beyond Borders Choreography Sponsors
Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger
The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation

2018-2019 | DBDT Season Sponsors
Legacy Sponsor: Simmons Sisters Fund of The Dallas Foundation
Season Sponsors: Office of Cultural Affairs – City of Dallas, Texas Instruments, International Association of Blacks in Dance, NBC 5, I Messenger, The Downtown Business News, TACA, The Dallas Morning News, PaperCity, American Airlines, The Dallas Weekly, and DART.

2018 – 2019 | DBDT Season Supporters
Season Supporters: Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Lexus, OverseeMyIT, The Dallas Examiner, The Dallas Post Tribune, Elite News, AT&T Performing Arts Center, Trendy Africa, and Arts+Culture.


ABOUT DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATRE: Dallas Black Dance Theatre is an internationally recognized professional dance company that engages the cross-cultural community through contemporary modern dance presented from the African-American experience. Founded by Ann Williams in 1976, the company has been designated as an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2008 and received the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Arts Education in 2017.

The mission of Dallas Black Dance Theatre is to create and produce contemporary modern dance at its highest level of artistic excellence through performances and educational programs that bridge cultures and reach diverse communities. The company is the 10th largest minority arts organization in America and the fourth largest black dance company in the nation. The virtuosic dancers of Dallas Black Dance Theatre have mesmerized 4.2 million arts patrons across 15 countries, including two Olympic Cultural events.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre is comprised of five performing companies and its training Academy. DBDT consists of 13 full-time salaried dancers performing a mixed repertory of modern, jazz, African, and spiritual works by national and international choreographers. DBDT: Encore! features eight artists of rising excellence from across the nation who support DBDT’s growing local and regional educational outreach. 2.7 million students, grades K-12, have experienced the dance company’s performances and educational outreach programs.

Dallas Black Dance Academy, the official school of Dallas Black Dance Theatre, celebrates 45 years of delivering dance instruction to a community of diverse backgrounds. More than 550 students participate weekly in 50 dance classes, which include ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and African. Classes are held at DBDT’s studios and are open to children starting at age four and adults. The academy has three performing ensembles: Allegro Performing Ensemble, DBDT’s premier academy ensemble, Senior Performing Ensemble, and Junior Performing Ensemble.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre is located in the historic Moorland YMCA building in the Dallas Arts District, which serves as the primary home for its dance studios, training facilities, and administrative offices. Dallas Black Dance Theatre is a resident company of the AT&T Performing Arts Center and its performance home is the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre.

For more details visit www.DBDT.com and www.dbdt.com/academy.