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2017–2018 | 41st Season Calendar
Below is a list of past performances for the 2017–2018 season. Join our mailing list to receive information about upcoming performances and events.
October 6–7, 2017 – Moody Performance Hall (formerly Dallas City Performance Hall)
DanceAfrica 2017 is a tribute to National DanceAfrica Founder Dr. Charles “Baba Chuck” Davis with his favorite mantra “Peace, Love, Respect for Everybody” as the theme.Learn More
November 3–5, 2017 – Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre
If the usual isn’t what you have in mind, this is where you should be to share breathtaking visual experiences with your loved ones.Learn More
Behind the Scenes – SOLD OUT
November 20–22, 2017 – DBDT Studios
Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s annual Behind the Scenes series provides an opportunity for the community to view the working process of both DBDT companies and the three Dallas Black Dance Academy ensembles.Learn More
Black on Black
December 8–9, 2017 – DBDT Studios
This performance showcases the choreography skills of DBDT and DBDT: Encore! company members as they create dance works for their peers to perform. Patrons 21 and over are welcome.Learn More
2018 Farewell Founder’s Luncheon
January 17, 2018 – Hilton Anatole Hotel
The 2018 Farewell Founder’s Luncheon brings together a community that shares the vision and passion of Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Founder, Ann M. Williams.Learn More
Cultural Awareness February 16–18, 2018 – Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre Dance, poetry and a live Second Line brass band are used to honor the twelve-year-anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Choreographer and Hurricane Katrina survivor Michelle N. Gibson weaves movement and traditions of New Orleans culture into the dance Displaced, Yet Rebirthed.Learn More
Dancing Beyond Borders – Richardson
March 2, 2018 – Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations (Richardson, TX)
One night. One stage. One path to both companies. Experience breathtaking power, beauty and passion as Dallas Black Dance Theatre and DBDT: Encore! perform season highlights in Richardson.
Tickets are sold through the Eisemann Center’s box office.Learn More
Dancing Beyond Borders – Fort Worth
March 10, 2018 – W. E. Scott Theatre (Fort Worth, TX)
One night. One stage. One path to both companies. Experience breathtaking power, beauty and passion as Dallas Black Dance Theatre and DBDT: Encore! perform season highlights in Fort Worth.Learn More
DBDT: Encore! – Rising Excellence
April 6–7, 2018 – Moody Performance Hall (formerly Dallas City Performance Hall)
DBDT: Encore! presents a world premiere from Japanese choreographer Takehiro Ueyama. In the Sea of Heaven was created as an ode to the victims of the 2011 Japanese tsunami, and the recent 2017 hurricanes.Learn More
May 18–20, 2018 – Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre
The 41st season finale features Ray Mercer, straight from his 16th season on Broadway in Disney’s Tony Award-winning The Lion King, as he choreographs a world premiere for Dallas Black Dance Theatre where art imitates life.
Veteran DBDT dancer Claude Alexander III creates a contemporary modern dance for the full company exploring how challenges make us victorious.
Special guest artist Dark Circles Contemporary Dance transports you to small-town West Texas in its Dallas premiere of Rattletrap, by Artistic Director Joshua L. Peugh.Learn More