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Founded in 1976 by Ann Williams, Dallas Black Dance Theatre is the oldest, continuously operating professional dance company in Dallas. A contemporary modern dance company, the ensemble consists of 13 professional, full-time dancers performing a mixed repertory of modern, jazz, ethnic and spiritual works by nationally and internationally known choreographers. View more information on the history of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre.
DBDT is available for touring year-round and will tour a mixed repertory of classic and contemporary modern works by choreographers Alvin Ailey, Elisa Monte, Milton Myers, Asadata Dafora, Dianne McIntyre, Matthew Rushing, Christopher L. Huggins, Ben Stephenson, Twyla Tharpe®, and others. The Company is a diverse multi-ethnic troupe that consists of well trained, exciting and skillful dancers that thrill, excite and leaves its ever expanding audiences asking for more. The Company is available for residencies that include master classes, workshops, children and senior citizen matinees, lecture-demonstrations and full evening performances.
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Under the leadership of Artistic Director, Melissa M. Young, the Company’s mission 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 travels with 13 dancers, Lighting Director, and Artistic Director.
Past Notable Performances include the 1996 and 2012 Olympic Arts Festival, Broadway, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, National Black Arts Festival, Sixth International Ballet Festival in Miami and international arts festivals in Austria, Belize, Bermuda, England, Italy, Japan, Peru, South Africa, Spain and Zimbabwe.
DBDT has conducted week-long residencies in Cheverly, Maryland; Irvine, Los Angeles, San Jose, Los Altos Hills, Monterrey, Oakland and San Francisco, California; Bowling Green, Ohio; Erie, Pennsylvania; St. Petersburg, Florida; Fort Wayne & Indianapolis, Indiana; Fish Creek, Wisconsin; Jackson, Mississippi; Charleston, South Carolina and Little Rock, Arkansas.
For booking information contact:
Melissa M. Young, Artistic Director Dallas Black Dance Theatre Phone: (214) 871-2376 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard A. Freeman, Jr., Booking Assistant Dallas Black Dance Theatre & DBDT: Encore! Phone: (214) 871-2376 x 301 Email: email@example.com