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Preview
Sights and Sounds of Fall
(Dallas Morning News Guide Live – published August 26, 2016)
The oldest dance company in North Texas appropriately opens its 40th anniversary season with the commissioned premiere of Matthew Rushing’s Tribute, chronicling 100 years of African-American choreography.

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Profile
Dancing in the streets: Williams keeps DBDT in step
By Shari Goldstein Stern
(White Rock Lake Weekly – published August 26, 2016)
When the City of Dallas names a street after you, you know you’ve arrived.

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The 40th season for DBDT includes three world premieres, including a tribute to 100 years of black dance masters. Plus, travels to Belize and Chile.
By Mark Lowry
(TheatreJones – published August 22, 2016)
The 40th season for Dallas Black Dance Theatre has been announced. It includes three world premieres, one of which was a recipient of a 2016 TACA Donna Wilhelm Family New Works Fund grant. That work, Tribute by Matthew Rushing, will pay homage to 100 years of black dance masters. It appears in the Director’s Choice program Nov. 4-6. Before that is the annual DanceAfrica, Oct. 7-8. In the spring comes the Cultural Awareness Series (Feb. 17-19) and Spring Celebration (May 19-21). There are also programs from DBDT: Encore (the new name for DBDT II) and other events. The company will also travel to festivals in Belize and Chile in the coming season.

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Highlight
SMU’S NATIONAL CENTER FOR ARTS RESEARCH (NCAR) LAUNCHES KIPI DASHBOARD
(Art + Seek – published July 21, 2016)
SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) today launched the KIPI Dashboard, a free online diagnostic tool that allows arts organizations to see their individual performance in nine finance and operations categories, compared to similar organizations nationally. …Zenetta Drew, executive director of Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) and an NCAR advisory board member, remarked, “I think it is fabulous, and overall I do believe it is a great representation of DBDT’s organizational performance.
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Profile
Dallas ISD Students Receive Presidential Scholar Medals
(5 NBC DFW – published June 20, 2016)
Dallas Black Dance Allegro ensemble graduate Jared Brown awarded Presidential Scholar medallion in DC.

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Profile
Something Good: Dallas Dancer’s Big Weekend
(NBC 5 News- published June 17, 2016)
Jared Brown, a Booker T. Washington High School graduate, is among 141 “Presidential Scholars” recognized for their accomplishments in school.

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Profile
Zenetta Drew 1ST Black Female Honored as Distinguished Alumna at Texas A&M University-Commerce
(The Dallas Weekly – published June 8, 2016)
The Alumni Association of Texas A&M University-Commerce honored Zenetta Drew as a Distinguished Alumna at their annual Alumni Awards Gala on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Drew has been the Executive Director of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre for 29 years.

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Profile
Determination and Perseverance: Dance/USA ‘Ernie’ Awardee Ann Williams Builds a Legacy in Dallas
By Danielle Georgiou
(From the Green Room – published June 2, 2016)
The story of Ann Williams begins with a little girl who fell in love with the opera.

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Feature
Dallas student gets full scholarship to Juilliard
By Demond Fernandez
(WFAA 8 – published June 1, 2016)
Hard work, raw talent, and grace have landed a Dallas student in one of the world’s most renowned schools for the performing arts.

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Feature
Dallas Black Dance Theatre founder Ann Williams to receive national honor
By Norma Adams-Wade
(The Dallas Morning News – published May 31, 2016)
Ann Williams, Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s indomitable founder and artistic advisor, is one of five people who will be honored during the opening-night ceremony of Dance/USA’s eighth annual conference June 8-11 in Austin.

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Feature
Dallas’ performing arts collaborate rather than compete
By Shari Goldstein Stern
(White Rock Lake Weekly – published May 27, 2016)
Something magical happens when you combine the vocal artistry of the Dallas Opera, the sophistication of the Dallas Opera Orchestra, and the grace and fluidity of the Dallas Black Dance Theater II on the same stage of the elegant Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. Perfection.

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Review
Something to Celebrate-Dallas Black Dance Theatre closes its 39th season with a rousing Spring Celebration, with four stylistically diverse works.
By Cheryl Callon
(TheatreJones – published May 24, 2016)
The Dallas Black Dance Theatre kept it close to home yet expanded their borders as they finished the 39th season with Spring Celebration, presented at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas.

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Review
Dallas Black Dance Theatre breaks with tradition, focusing on distinctive, thrilling new work
By Manuel Mendoza
(Dallas Morning News – published May 21, 2016)
At the heart of Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s mission is the upholding of African-American movement traditions, its repertory defined by such historical masters as Alvin Ailey and Donald McKayle. At the same time, new work remains critical to the company’s artistic growth.

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Sungkyunkwan dancers on the stage in Dallas
(Dallas Korean Journal – published May 21, 2016)
허지은, 김지우, 박상준, 양정민 등 성균관대 출신 무용수 4명이 달라스 블랙 댄스 씨어터 (Dallas Black Dance Theatre 이하 DBDT)의 ‘Spring Celebration Series’ 행사에 초대돼 달라스 무대에 선다.

Dancers from Sungkyunkwan University invited for premiere in Dallas Black Dance Theatre ‘Spring Celebration Series.’

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South Korea guest artist dancers performing premiere
(Dallas Korean Radio – published May 18, 2016)
의 Spring Celebration Series의 일환으로 한국 성균관대학교에서 공부중인 무용수 4명을 초청해 달라스 출신의 브리짓 엘. 무어(Bridget L. Moore)의 신작 “Bound “ 초연을 위한 홍보 행사가 열렸습니다.

As part of the )DBDT) Spring Celebration Series, guest artists were invited: four students at Sungkyunkwan University for premiere of Bridget Moore (Bridget L. Moore) “Bound.”

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Preview
Traditional South Korean Dance
(WFAA Good Morning Texas – published May 17, 2016)
Ahead of this weekend’s Spring Celebration at the Wyly Theatre, GMT gets a special performance.

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Korean dancers
(Dallas Morning News – published May 16, 2016)
By Deborah Fleck
Dallas Black Dance Theatre will continue its “Spring Celebration” performances this weekend with a dance featuring four guest artists from South Korea. Choreography will be by Bridget Moore, a Dallas native who is a recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation Choreography Fellowship Award.
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Preview
Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Dynamic 39th Season Finale
By Rita Cook
(Dallas Uptown BubbleLife – published May 13, 2016)
What does a group of South Korean dancers have to do with the City of Dallas?

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DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATRE II ENDS THEIR 16TH SEASON IN CHILE
(Patron Magazine – published May 12, 2016)
By Shelby Gorday
Dallas Black Dance Theater’s second company, DBDT II, is currently in Iquique, Chile as part of the lineup for the 9th International Theatre and Dance Festival ANTIFAZ/FINTDAZ 2016.

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DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATRE II ENDS THEIR 16TH SEASON IN CHILE
(Patron Magazine – published May 12, 2016)
By Shelby Gorday
Dallas Black Dance Theater’s second company, DBDT II, is currently in Iquique, Chile as part of the lineup for the 9th International Theatre and Dance Festival ANTIFAZ/FINTDAZ 2016.

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Profile
FINTDAZ visita el Liceo ASGG
(Liceo Alcalde Sergio González Gutierrez Noticias – published May 11, 2016)
Una agradable visita del ballet de USA de la ciudad de Dallas Texas, en el marco de FINTDAZ por el 9º Festival Internacional de Teatro y Danza, realizado desde el 06 al 14 de mayo en el Hemiciclo Teatro Municipal de Iquique y sede Asociadas.

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Review
O&A NYC REVIEW DANCE: Dallas Black Dance Theatre
By Walter Rutledge
(Out & About NYC – published May 2, 2016)
The Dallas Black Dance Theatre presented their annual New York City season entitled Masterworks Redefined on April 22 and 23, 2016 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater.

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Review
Show Boat boldly exposes racial disparities during Jim Crow era
By Mike McGee
(The Dallas Examiner – published April 28, 2016)
Show Boat examines through comedy and drama the complexities of love and family – not new territory for musical theater – while adding the element of racial disparity within the Deep South and the cities in the North during the period between the Civil War and the Great Depression.

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Review
Dallas Opera spares no expense with history-making Show Boat
By Lindsey Wilson
(culturemap Dallas – published April 28, 2016)
Though not technically an opera, Show Boat is a natural fit for such a company to perform.

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Review
Mighty River: The Dallas Opera takes on its first musical with Kern and Hammerstein’s monumental achievement, Show Boat, at the Winspear Opera House.
By Mark Lowry
(TheaterJones – published April 21, 2016)
As opera companies continue the quest for new patrons (and donors), new operas have gone from an anomaly just over a decade ago—why take the risk when audiences still buy tickets for Puccini and Mozart’s greatest hits?—to the de rigueur.

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Arts: Many reasons Waco should be proud of ‘Show Boat’ and Jules Bledsoe
By David A. Smith
(Waco Tribune – published April 14, 2016)
The curtain goes up Friday on the last production of the Dallas Opera’s 2015-2016 season, its staging of a famous American musical titled “Show Boat.”

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Show Boat, Race Relations and the N-Word at the Dallas Opera
By Wayne Lee Gay
(Dallas Observer – published April 12, 2016)
The well-heeled crowd at Winspear Opera House this Friday is going to get the chance to be offended by Dallas Opera’s production of Show Boat.

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Interview
Dallas Black Dance Theater 2016
(NBC DFW – published April 10, 2016)
By 5 Talk Street
Discussing the Dallas Black Dance Theater’s Spring Celebration and upcoming summer dance program with Melissa Young, Dallas Black Dance Theatre Associate Artist Director, and Omoniyi Obioha, Dallas Black Dance Academy Director.

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Review
Major Leagues
Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s second company continues its strong growth, as proven in Spring Fiesta 2016 at Dallas City Performance Hall.

By Cheryl Callon
(TheatreJones – published April 9, 2016)
Dallas Black Dance Theatre II strikes a winning balance with this year’s Spring Fiesta, presented at Dallas City Performance Hall.

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How the Dallas Opera is crossing the line with ‘Show Boat’
By Nancy Churnin
(Dallas Morning News – published April 8, 2016)
In 1927, 20 years before the Tony Awards were founded and 37 years before the Civil Rights Act passed, Show Boat challenged the segregation of its time by calling for a mix of white and black performers.

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Artistic Collaboration between Dallas Black Dance Theatre and The Dallas Opera in SHOW BOAT DBDT II Dancers are Featured in the Production
(The Dallas Weekly – published April 4, 2016)
Dallas Black Dance Theatre is proud to join The Dallas Opera in an artistic collaboration on the production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s groundbreaking masterpiece SHOW BOAT.

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The Dallas Opera to Conclude 2015-16 Season with SHOW BOAT
By Opera News Desk
(BWW OperaWorld.com – published March 29, 2016)
The DBDT II dancers participating in this production are: Akila Brooks, Ricardo Burgess, Lailah Duke, Herman Houston III and Christen Ashley Williams.

“Dallas Black Dance Theatre is looking forward to this artistic partnership with The Dallas Opera and our DBDT II dancers, as we bring to life a groundbreaking American musical that courageously addressed contentious social issues in its day,” said Dallas Black Dance Theatre Founder Ann Williams.

“We are looking forward to this unique adventure of collaborating with another resident company of the AT&T Performing Arts Center to present a high-caliber performance in the Dallas Arts District.”

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre Continues Dance Tradition at St. Paul United Methodist Church Sunrise Easter Service
By Brian Guilliaux
(The Flash List – published March 23, 2016)
It has become a cherished tradition for more than a decade for Dallas Black Dance Theatre to dance to the St. Paul United Methodist Church choir during Sunrise Easter Service.

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Macy’s Presents DBDTII Spring Fiesta Performance includes Three World Premieres
(The Dallas Weekly – published March 16, 2016)
Dallas Black Dance Theatre DBDT II is presenting three world premieres on April 8-9, 2016, when DBDT II takes to the stage at the Dallas City Performance Hall with its Spring Fiesta! series.

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Review
Review: Dallas Black Dance Theatre
By Punch Shaw
(Star-Telegram – published March 12, 2016)
The Dallas Black Dance Theatre refused to acknowledge any barriers in its performance Dancing Beyond Borders at the Scott Theatre on Thursday, and the result was an evening of dance that artfully tested the limits of the dancers and the space.

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Preview
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Presents Fifth New York Season with Four New York Premieres
(Broadway World – published March 4, 2016)
The Dallas Black Dance Theatre returns to New York for its fifth season of self-produced performances on April 22-23, 2016 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, located at 405 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019.

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Review
Gods on the Go
By Margaret Putnam
(TheatreJones – published February 23, 2016)
Dallas Black Dance Theatre offers up three new works, including Jamal Story’s The Parts They Left Out, in its Cultural Awareness Series.

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Review
Dallas Black Dance Theatre breaks with tradition
By Manuel Mendoza
(Dallas Morning News – published February 20, 2016)
Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s annual Cultural Awareness shows typically feature choreography steeped in African and African-American movement traditions.

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Preview
Dancing Beyond Borders
(The Dallas Examiner – published February 20, 2016)
Dallas Black Dance Theatre will present its Dancing Beyond Borders series, with highlights of their season and works by international and national choreographers on March 4 and March 10 in Richardson and Fort Worth.

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International Choreographers create works for Fort Worth and Richardson Performances
By Staff Reporter
(Focus Daily News – published February 19, 2016)
Dallas Black Dance Theatre heads west to Fort Worth and north to Richardson with its Dancing Beyond Borders series.

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The Big Twelve
By Mark Lowry
(TheatreJones – published February 19, 2016)
Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents the world premiere of Jamal Story’s aerial ballet, The Parts They Left Out, along with the world premiere of former Alvin Ailey dancer Kirven Douthit-Boyd’s Furtherance and Bridget L. Moore’s new work Unearthed.
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Cultural Awareness shows by Dallas Black Dance Theatre
By Manuel Mendoza
(Dallas Morning News – published February 19, 2016)
Southern Methodist University graduate Jamal Story has expanded an aerial work created in 2010 and performed by Dallas Black Dance Theatre last year.

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Interview
Cher’s Dance Captain has a new project in Dallas
By Good Morning Texas
(WFAA – published February 17, 2016)
Choreographer Jamal Story and DBDT Associate Artistic Director Melissa Young discuss upcoming Cultural Awareness on Good Morning Texas.

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Preview
Higher Ground – Dallas Black Dance Theatre pushes itself to new heights in Jamal Story’s aerial ballet The Parts They Left Out, part of the company’s Cultural Awareness Series.
By Katie Dravenstott
(TheaterJones – published February 17, 2016)
Expectations were high as a small group of us gathered at Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s main studio back in December to watch the company perform segments from Jamal Story’s new aerial ballet, The Parts They Left Out, a continuation of his duet What to Say? Notes on Echo and Narcissus, which the company performed at its Spring Celebration in May 2015.

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STORYTELLING WITH DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATRE
(AT&T Performing Arts Debut – published February 8, 2016)
Occasionally, works of art can cause a physical reaction — one of deep sadness, longing or joy. Former Dallas Black Dance Theatre company member and choreographer Jamal Story seems particularly suited to communicate raw emotion through dance, a unique talent that will be on full display February 19-21 for Dallas Black Dance’s Cultural Awareness.

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre Alumni Making Their Mark on the Globe Premiering Works during Cultural Awareness Series
(The Dallas Weekly – published February 2, 2016)
Between being a visiting professor at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea, creating a new dance work for Dayton Contemporary Dance Company in Dayton, Ohio, and choreographing a world premiere for Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Bridget L. Moore is used to crisscrossing the globe enjoying the ability to work in the field of her passion – dance.

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Preview
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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Review
MLK Observance 2016
(Irving Community Television Network – published January 28, 2016)
Irving Events’ annual MLK Observance was a multi-media, multi-arts extravaganza honoring the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Preview
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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Preview
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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Preview
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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Review
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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