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Love In The Air
By Holly Haber
(FD – published February 1, 2016)
Dancer and choreographer Jamal Story learned the art of aerial dance on a Cher tour in 2002 and now regularly serves as dance captain for the singer’s private performances.

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How to Choose Your Own Theatrical Adventure in Dallas
By Liz Johnstone
(D Magazine – published January 26, 2016)
If you want to see people fly, Cultural Awareness is your ticket.

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Profile
The Man Behind Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Aerial Choreography
By Southern Dallas
(Southern Dallas Business and Living – published January, 2016)
As an aerial choreographer creating a new dance for Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT), Jamal Story spends a lot of time looking up.

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Article
Dallas Black Dance Theater Announces Outreach Expansion Initiative
By Dallas Weekly
(Dallas Weekly – published January 25, 2016)
The Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) marked its 20th annual Founder’s Luncheon on January 8, 2016 at the Hilton Anatole before 700 business and arts community leaders.

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Review
With Director’s Choice, Ballet Frontier of Texas offers two pretty ballets, while Dallas Black Dance Theatre II and Dark Circles Contemporary Dance provide the oomph.
By Margaret Putnam
(TheaterJones – published January 20, 2016)
Dallas Black Dance Theatre II’s Opaque pulsated with contained ferocity, fueled in part by the driving music of Max Richter.

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Preview
Three Premieres & Fresh Energy: Dallas Black Dance Theatre Moves Forward
By Manuel Mendoza
(Arts & Culture Texas – published January 19, 2016)
Though it has been without an official artistic director for several months, Dallas Black Dance Theatre appears to be humming along just fine.

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Article
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Performing at IABD in Denver, CO
By The Dallas Weekly Staff
(The Dallas Weekly – published January 14, 2016)
Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) is performing at the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) 28th Annual Conference and Festival in Denver, Colorado on January 20-24, 2016.

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Irving announces MLK events
By Deborah Fleck
(Dallas Morning News Irving Blog – published January 12, 2016)
Every year, Irving holds a special event to recognize and appreciate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Article
Dance luncheon honors founder
By Holly Haber
(Dallas Morning News – published January 6, 2016)
The Dallas Black Dance Theatre will pay tribute to founder Ann Williams and supporters Norma and Don Stone and Mark Cooks at its 20th annual Founder’s Luncheon on Friday at the Hilton Anatole.

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Article
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Honoree Reception for 20th Annual Founder’s Luncheon
By Sharon Adams
(Social Whirl – published December 30, 2015)
The Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) announced its 2016 Founder’s Luncheon honorees at a reception held at the home of Joleen and Jim Chambers on December 8, 2015. Dallas Black Dance Theatre founder Ann Williams and DBDT Board President Georgia Scaife thanked the 2016 honorees Don and Norma Stone and Mark Cooks as exceptional arts champions.

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Article
NEA awards groups $1.02 million in Texas
By Nancy Churnin
(Dallas Morning News – published December 11, 2015)
Eight area arts organizations scored $165,000 in grant money this week, when the National Endowment for the Arts announced its 2016 awards.

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Article
Dance X Celebrates Seven Years with Show Series at the Bliss
By Duane Moody
(News 5 Belize – published November 26, 2015)
Dance X Belize 2015 started on Monday of this week with master classes being held with local dance groups throughout the country. following a Forum and Barefoot Belize production on Wednesday night at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts,

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Review
Stepping behind the scenes at DBDT
By Dallas Morning News Staff
(The Dallas Morning News – published November 29, 2015)
Allegro Performing Ensemble was featured during a Behind the Scenes show Wednesday at Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s studios in the Arts District.

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Article
Behind the Scenes with Dallas Black Dance Theatre Free Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Performance
By Dallas Weekly Staff
(The Dallas Weekly – published November 18, 2015)
It has become an annual Thanksgiving holiday gift from Dallas Black Dance Theatre; a free peek behind the scenes of DBDT’s five performing companies.

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Article
Dallas Symphony announces its second Soluna Festival programs
By Scott Cantrell
(Dallas Morning News – published November 18, 2015)
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has announced programs for the second Soluna International Music & Arts Festival, to be held in the Dallas Arts District and beyond in May and June 2016.

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Reseña
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Por J.L. Caracheo
(El Bravo de Matamoros – publicado Noviembre 8, 2015)
Ayer en punto de las 7 p.m. llevó a cabo evento artístico ejemplar como parte del Festival Internacional de Otoño en su edición 23. Dallas Black Dance Theatre es una compañía de baile fundada por la directora artistica Ann M. Williams que realizó una gran presentación en nuestro Teatro de la Reforma con gran éxito.

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Review
Finding humor in heartache
Dallas Black Dance show artfully pairs slapstick, swagger

By Manuel Mendoza
(Dallas Morning News – published November 7, 2015)
In the company premiere of Step Out of Love, Dallas Black Dance Theatre located the humor in heartache, its six female performers fidgeting and frowning their way through choreographer Margo Sappington’s glitzy, Broadway-style production.

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Preview/Profile
Dancing Divas
The ladies of Dallas Black Dance Theatre strut their stuff in Margo Sappington’s Step Out of Love, part of the company’s Director’s Choice Series.

By Katie Dravenstott
(TheaterJones – published November 4, 2015)
Just when you think you have seen everything in Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s (DBDT) movement arsenal the company comes out with something bigger and bolder.

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Preview
When it comes to entertainment, we have so many choices it gets intimidating.
By Meritt Martin
(Dallas Observer – published November 4, 2015)
There’s pressure: Pick the best show for everyone going, see it on the right night or risk a social media spoiler, suffer serious FOMO if you go the way of Netflix instead of a live show (and that involves how many other decisions?). That’s why Dallas Black Dance Theatre is doing us all the favors with Director’s Choice.

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Profile
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Opens 39th Season with Director’s Choice Master Choreographer Hope Boykin Refreshes her Original DBDT Work
By NDG Staff
(North Dallas Gazette – published November 1, 2015)
“Hum ha yeah”
There is no music, but choreographer Hope Boykin creates her own sound language.

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Profiles
DeSoto Native Dancer Featured in Dallas Black Dance Theatre New Season
By Ramona Logan
(Dallas Morning News – published November 2, 2015)
The women of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) company are dancing, following the steps of Joffrey Ballet Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Margo Sappington.

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Article
Texas Instruments, foundation give $1.6 million to arts groups
By Holly Haber
(Dallas Morning News – published October 22, 2015)
Texas Instruments Inc. and the Texas Instruments Foundation have donated $1.6 million to 15 arts groups in North Texas, reflecting the technology giant’s longstanding commitment to elevating the cultural life of Dallas.

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre to Present STEP OUT OF LOVE
By Dance News Desk
(broadwayworld.com – published October 21, 2015)
The Dallas Black Dance Theatre will present the company premiere of Margo Sappington’s Step Out Of Love on November 6, 7 and 8, 2015 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas.

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Review
Heart of Africa
By Katie Dravenstott
(Theater Jones – published October 5, 2015)
Dallas Black Dance Theatre kicks off its 39th season with an impressive showing of African dance styles and intricate drumming techniques at its annual DanceAfrica performance.

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Review
Satyr Dance
By Gregory Sullivan Isaacs
(Theater Jones – published September 15, 2015)
Anyone who thinks that classical music concerts can’t be fun and serious at the same time should have been at the Dallas Symphony’s ReMix performance this weekend.

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Review
In Two Programs, the Dallas Symphony Dances
By Catherine Womack
(D Magazine- published September 14, 2015)
A highlight of the Dallas Symphony’s inaugural Soluna Festival last spring was its focus on collaborations between the orchestra and other local arts organizations.

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Review
Classical music: DSO’s ReMix is a blend of sass and introspection
By Scott Cantrell
(Dallas Morning News – published September 11, 2015)
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s ReMix concert Friday night will be hard to beat as the season’s most fun.

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Article
Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Boys & Girls Clubs join forces with American Ballet Theatre
By Michael Granberry 

(Dallas Morning News – published  September 2, 2015)
Officials for Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas announced a creative partnership Wednesday with the renowned American Ballet Theatre.

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Profile
DanceFest Profile: Dallas Black Dance Theatre II
By Katie Dravenstott
(Theatre Jones – published September 2, 2015)

Starting out as a student-driven secondary company formed in 2000 by Dallas Black Dance Theatre Founder Ann Williams, Dallas Black Dance Theatre II (DBDT II) has flourished into a high caliber performance troupe made up of eight young and hungry semi-professionals from all over the place.

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Review
Letting it fly across the stage
By Shelley Padilla
(World Arts Today – published May 20, 2015)

A new aerial duet and story ballets from its repertory rounded out Dallas Black Dance Theater’s Spring Celebration.

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Review
Lots to Say
Dallas Black Dance Theatre closes its season on a high note, and standout performances by Omoniyi Obioha, with Spring Celebration.
By Margaret Putnam
(TheaterJones – published May 17, 2015)

Win some, lose some: Dallas Black Dance Theatre let loose with five works of various degrees of substance Friday night at the Wyly Theatre, with its first salvo Donald McKayle’s Angelitos Negros.

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre taps strife, romance in premiere works
By Manuel Mendoza
(Dallas Morning News – published May 16, 2015)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre premiered a pair of vastly different works at the Wyly Theatre this weekend, urban strife giving way to sensual romance as the company demonstrated its diverse skills.

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Interview
New Heights
Dallas Black Dance Theatre takes to the sky with its first ever aerial work, What to Say? Sketches of Echo and Narcissus, at his year’s Spring Celebration Series, part of the Soluna Festival.
By Katie Dravenstott
(TheaterJones – published May 13, 2015)

Once in a while you see a dance that leaves you so raw and vulnerable you’re still feeling the effects days later.

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News
5 To Watch
By Olivia Winston
(Brown Girls Do Ballet – published April 20, 2015)

Poised perfection, the following 5 dancers have been on our radar since very early on.

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Review
DBDT Spotlights Young Talent In Dancing Beyond Borders
By Danna Wolfson
(D Magazine FRONT/ROW Blog – published March 21, 2015)

Over the years, one of the many pleasures of Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) has been watching their talented performers come through the ranks, and in the company’s 38 year history, founder Ann Williams brought to the forefront some enormously gifted dancers such as Nycole Ray and Melissa Young, to name a few.

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News
Man Up! Male dancers prep for Dallas Black Dance Theatre gala
By Elyssa Lassiter
(NewsFix CW33 – published March 6, 2015)

A group of men have come together to gear up for the Dallas Black Dance Theatre Spring Celebration and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s SOLUNA festival.

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Review
Journey With No Bounds: Dallas Black Dance Theatre shows a new level of maturity and substance in its 2015 Cultural Awareness Series at the Wyly Theatre
By Margaret Putnam
(TheaterJones – published Sunday, February 25, 2015)

Is this the same Dallas Black Dance Theatre that I have watched for the last 35 years?

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Review
Relentless Indeed The Dallas Black Dance Theatre season opened with a thrilling Director’s Choice.
By Cheryl Callon
(TheaterJones – published November 6, 2014)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre opened their 38th season with the all-new Director’s Choice performance series presented at their home space, the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre.

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Review
Two Groundbreaking Dallas Dance Companies Debuted New Seasons This Weekend
By Danielle Georgiou
(Dallas Observer – published November 5, 2014)

This past weekend, the fall season of dance in Dallas started off with two very different shows from two very different companies.

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News
Part of street to be named for Dallas Black Dance Theatre founder Ann Williams
By Norma Adams-Wade
(Dallas Morning News – published October 8, 2014)

Say goodbye to the east end of Flora Street as you know it.

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Review
Dance is Life! Dallas Black Dance Theater opens its season with an energetic DanceAfrica, in which several organizations celebrate African roots.
By Cheryl Callon
(TheaterJones – published September 25, 2014)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre brought the 38th annual DanceAfrica festivities, created by Dr. Charles Davis (Baba Chuck), to the Montgomery Arts Theater of Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts last weekend.

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