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2015-2016 | 39th Season Calendar

VISION RENEWED embodies Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s 39th season, filled with world and local premieres of fresh and innovative dance. DBDT opens its home season at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in November with the Dallas premiere of Joffrey Ballet lifetime achievement award recipient Margo Sappington’s Step Out of Love. Dancers take flight in February in SMU Alum Jamal Story’s aerial ballet, a world premiere retelling the great epics of mythology. In May DBDT pays tribute to Bruce Wood® with his iconic RED, set to a score by Philip Glass, which explores American identity and perspective. Don’t miss your chance to see exquisite artistry, stellar performances and outstanding dance.

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Director’s Choice

November 6-8, 2015 – Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre

Dallas premiere of Joffrey Ballet lifetime achievement award recipient Margo Sappington’s Step Out of Love, and more…

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Behind the Scenes

November 23-25, 2015 – DBDT Studios

Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s annual series is open to the community and will provide an educational opportunity to view the working process of each DBDT group.

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Black on Black

December 11-12, 2015 – DBDT Studios

Mix, Mingle and Move with Dallas Black Dance Theatre.

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Founder’s Luncheon

January 8, 2016Hilton Anatole

The 20th Annual Founder’s Luncheon brings together the community that shares in the vision and passion of Dallas Black Dance Theatre Founder Ann M. Williams and celebrates the continued accomplishments of the company over its 39-year history.

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Cultural Awareness

February 19-21, 2016Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre

If you loved last season’s aerial, What to Say? Notes on Echo and Narcissus, you won’t want to miss Jamal Story’s continuation of the story, and more…

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Dancing Beyond Borders – North

March 4, 2016Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations (Richardson, TX)

Experience highlights of our season right in your hometown! DBDT and DBDT II perform for our patrons in Richardson.

Tickets go on sale through  Eisemann Center’s box office  February 1st, 2016.

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Dancing Beyond Borders – West

March 10, 2016W. E. Scott Theatre (Fort Worth, TX)

Experience highlights of our season right in your hometown! DBDT and DBDT II perform for our patrons in Fort Worth.

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DBDT II – Spring Fiesta!

April 8-9, 2016Dallas City Performance Hall

The second company features modern dance’s next generation of stars in spellbinding works by up-and-coming choreographers and former DBDT dancers Edmond Giles and resident choreographer Richard A. Freeman, Jr., and more…

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Masterworks Redefined

April 22-23, 2016Ailey Citigroup Theater (New York City, NY)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre, returns to New York City for a fifth season of self-produced dance performances at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater. The company will present masterworks from their Dallas Season of performances.

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Spring Celebration

May 20-22, 2016Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre

Don’t miss this spectacular season closer as DBDT performs Bruce Wood’s® moving and dynamic RED, set to the music of Philip Glass, and more…

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Past Performances

Below is a list of past performances for the 2015-2016 season. Join our mailing list to receive information about upcoming performances and events.


October 2-3, 2015 – City Performance Hall

Ever dreamed of Africa? Visit without ever leaving Dallas through DBDT’s DanceAfrica.

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DanceAfrica Festival

October 3, 2015 – Annette Strauss Square

Experience local African dance and drumming at the FREE arts district festival.

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