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What to do if you purchased tickets to a performance that has been canceled because of the coronavirus.

Performing arts venues across North Texas are canceling performances to comply with county emergency health proclamations to protect our community and stem the spread of the virus.

If you purchased tickets to a Dallas Black Dance Theatre performance that has been canceled in Fort Worth, Richardson, Dallas, or New York through April 30, 2020, we ask that you consider exchanging or donating your tickets.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre has the following options available for ticket holders to canceled performances:

  • Exchange your tickets. We invite you to join us for Spring Celebration, May 15-17, 2020, at the Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre. All ticket exchanges for canceled performances will be free of charge.
  • Donate your ticket. The cost of the tickets will be classified as a tax-deductible donation and will continue to support Dallas Black Dance Theatre.
  • Refunds will be issued upon request to patrons with tickets to canceled performances who do not wish to exchange or donate their tickets.

 

For the Fort Worth, Dallas, and New York performances, please contact the AT&T Performing Arts Center at boxoffice@attpac.org or 214-880-0202 to assist you with your ticket options.

For the Richardson performance, please call 972-744-4650 or visit tickets@eisemanncenter.com.

Please e-mail Meagan Brooks, Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Ticket Sales Manager, at m.brooks@dbdt.com if you have any questions.

2019–2020 | 43rd Season Calendar

Subscriptions sold through the AT&T Performing Arts Center website.

2019–2020 | 43rd Season Calendar

Subscriptions sold through the AT&T Performing Arts Center website.

Spring Celebration

May 15–17, 2020
Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre

 

The bold and fearless members of DBDT display tremendous energy, ingenious creativity, and powerful artistry in this season finale! Choreographer Joshua L. Peugh, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance artistic director, crafts a new work using his gift for tackling thought-provoking topics and translating them into effortless motion. 

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Spring Celebration

May 15–17, 2020
Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre

 

The bold and fearless members of DBDT display tremendous energy, ingenious creativity, and powerful artistry in this season finale! Choreographer Joshua L. Peugh, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance artistic director, crafts a new work using his gift for tackling thought-provoking topics and translating them into effortless motion.

Learn More Buy Now

Past Performances

Below is a list of past performances for the 2019–2020 season. Join our mailing list to receive information about upcoming performances and events.

DanceAfrica

Evening Performances
October 4–5, 2019
Moody Performance Hall

 

PRESERVATION

Energized by the beat of the drums and fierce power of the dancers, guest artist Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago performs authentic and progressive interpretations of ancient and contemporary African dance. Audiences are inspired to join the intense spirit of Muntu with its unique synthesis of dance, rhythm, music, and folklore. This family-friendly event includes the Saturday daytime FREE DanceAfrica Festival with marketplace, mainstage performances, vendors and fun activities for the entire family.

Learn More

DanceAfrica Festival

Festival & Marketplace
October 5, 2019
Annette Strauss Square

 

PRESERVATION

This family-friendly event includes the Saturday daytime FREE DanceAfrica Marketplace and mainstage performances with vendors and fun activities for the entire family.

Learn More

Director’s Choice 

November 1–3, 2019
Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre

 

DISCOVERY

Director’s Choice showcases the best in the future of dance and has helped launch the careers of choreographers like Garth Fagan, Donald Byrd, Ralph Lemon, and Kevin Iega Jeff. Dallas Black Dance Theatre has selected Nijawwon Matthews, teacher/choreographer for both The Joffrey Ballet School and Broadway Dance Center, to create a new work on perseverance that will provide the audience with a raw, yet elegant transformative experience.

Learn More

Behind the Scenes

November 25–27, 2019  NO SEATS AVAILABLE
DBDT Studios

 

The community is invited to take a Free peek “Behind the Scenes” of Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s five performing companies at the DBDT studios. This collection of intimate noontime performances provides an opportunity for audiences to meet the dancers, get a glimpse of their rehearsal process and preview works that are being developed for future performances. Monday and Tuesday DBDT and DBDT: Encore! perform. On Wednesday the three youth ensembles from the Dallas Black Dance Academy perform.

Learn More

Black on Black

December 6, 2019
December 7, 2019 – SOLD OUT!
DBDT Studios

 

SPIRIT

Enjoy the sheer talent of DBDT and DBDT: Encore! dancers in the intimate setting of the DBDT studio. Dancers from both companies collaborate on choreographing, producing, and performing new works. Audiences have called past Black on Black original works “captivating,” “fun and quirky,” “power and grace”. The phenomenal performance is flanked by a happy hour and after party with light bites and spirits, featuring a live DJ. All this holiday fun is included in the price of one ticket!

You must be 21 or older to attend.

NOTE: Black on Black is not included in any subscription package.

Learn More

Dallas Black Dance Academy Espresso Nutcracker

December 13, 2019 – SOLD OUT!
Majestic Theatre

 

Dallas Black Dance Academy presents its second annual Espresso Nutcracker, a new twist on a holiday tradition in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The performance is jazz-influenced including excerpts of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite.

Learn More

Cultural Awareness

February 14–16, 2020 – SOLD OUT
Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre

 

HOPE

CELEBRATE with Dallas Black Dance Theatre as our dancers perform the riveting, spiritual dance celebration “Beams from Heaven” set to the traditional and contemporary gospel music of Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Patti LaBelle, and more! ENJOY a world premiere by Bessie award-winning dancer and choreographer Hope Boykin whose work “ON. Toward. Press.” weaves her spoken word and movements together on stage to reflect her struggles richly influenced by Philippians 3:12-14. Boykin is a 20-year veteran dancer of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. EXPERIENCE “Reflections in D,” an Alvin Ailey and Duke Ellington classic, performed to live music.

Learn More

Dancing Beyond Borders – Fort Worth

March 14, 2020 – CANCELED
The Scott Theatre at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

 

Fiery intensity and sheer athleticism in technically challenging choreography! Celebrate as our phenomenal dancers move your spirit to the legendary music of Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Patti LaBelle, and more in the jubilant spiritual work “Beams from Heaven.” Experience “Reflections in D,” an Alvin Ailey and Duke Ellington classic. Don’t miss the electrically charged Dallas Black Dance Theatre dancers as they performing audience favorites from the 43rd season.

Learn More

Dancing Beyond Borders – Richardson

March 28, 2020 – CANCELED
Eisemann Center

 

Be inspired by the historical work “Reminisce” that reflects on the civil rights era through the music of John Legend, Aretha Franklin, and Gladys Knight & The Pips with the empowering words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Don’t miss the electrically charged DBDT: Encore! dancers as they perform audience favorites from the 43rd season.

NOTE: Richardson performance not included in any subscription package.

Learn More

DBDT: Encore! Rising Excellence

April 3–4, 2020 – CANCELED
Moody Performance Hall

 

DBDT: Encore! celebrates its 20th anniversary with bold, fearless artistry in two world premieres. The triumphant struggle waged by women for equality. DBDT: Encore! Artistic Director Nycole Ray choreographs Nineteenth on the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage that also encompasses wage equality and the glass ceiling. The thrill of victory following a desert experience. The dance/choreographer duo, Derion Loman and Madison Olandt choreograph The Long Wait that captures the human spirit refusing to give up even when it can’t see the finish line. The trials and tribulations of courtship. Choreographer Joshua L. Peugh restages his romantic comedy Slump. The Broad Street Review describes it as, “Movements are simultaneously strenuous and fluid, harsh and delicate, and amusing. Floppy. Flumpy. Slumpy.”

Learn More

New York

April 17–18, 2020 – CANCELED
Ailey Citigroup Theater

 

Dallas Black Dance Theatre returns to New York City for the seventh season with its Spirit of Now series. The performance features two premieres by New York City choreographers. Bessie award-winning dancer Hope Boykin choreographed “ON. Toward. Press.” weaving her spoken word and movement together. The work shares her personal experiences amid heartaches and struggles. Boykin is in her 20th and final season with the Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterDarrell Grand Moultrie choreographed the highly energized “Execution of a Sentiment.” Dallas-based TheaterJones review described his work as technically challenging choreography, “Deliberate, sustained balances, electrically charged extensions, and forceful leaps highlighted the sheer athleticism of the company.”

Learn More

Past Performances

Below is a list of past performances for the 2019–2020 season. Join our mailing list to receive information about upcoming performances and events.

DanceAfrica

Evening Performances
October 4–5, 2019
Moody Performance Hall

 

PRESERVATION

Energized by the beat of the drums and fierce power of the dancers, guest artist Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago performs authentic and progressive interpretations of ancient and contemporary African dance. Audiences are inspired to join the intense spirit of Muntu with its unique synthesis of dance, rhythm, music, and folklore. This family-friendly event includes the Saturday daytime FREE DanceAfrica Festival with marketplace, mainstage performances, vendors and fun activities for the entire family.

Learn More

DanceAfrica Festival

Festival & Marketplace
October 5, 2019
Annette Strauss Square

 

PRESERVATION

This family-friendly event includes the Saturday daytime FREE DanceAfrica Marketplace and mainstage performances with vendors and fun activities for the entire family.

Learn More

 

Director’s Choice

November 1–3, 2019
Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre

 

DISCOVERY

Director’s Choice showcases the best in the future of dance and has helped launch the careers of choreographers like Garth Fagan, Donald Byrd, Ralph Lemon, and Kevin Iega Jeff. Dallas Black Dance Theatre has selected Nijawwon Matthews, teacher/choreographer for both The Joffrey Ballet School and Broadway Dance Center, to create a new work on perseverance that will provide the audience with a raw, yet elegant transformative experience.

Learn More

Behind the Scenes

November 25–27, 2019  NO SEATS AVAILABLE
DBDT Studios

 

The community is invited to take a Free peek “Behind the Scenes” of Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s five performing companies at the DBDT studios. This collection of intimate noontime performances provides an opportunity for audiences to meet the dancers, get a glimpse of their rehearsal process and preview works that are being developed for future performances. Monday and Tuesday DBDT and DBDT: Encore! perform. On Wednesday the three youth ensembles from the Dallas Black Dance Academy perform.

Learn More

Black on Black

December 6, 2019
December 7, 2019 – SOLD OUT!
DBDT Studios

 

SPIRIT

Enjoy the sheer talent of DBDT and DBDT: Encore! dancers in the intimate setting of the DBDT studio. Dancers from both companies collaborate on choreographing, producing, and performing new works. Audiences have called past Black on Black original works “captivating,” “fun and quirky,” “power and grace”. The phenomenal performance is flanked by a happy hour and after party with light bites and spirits, featuring a live DJ. All this holiday fun is included in the price of one ticket!

You must be 21 or older to attend.

NOTE: Black on Black is not included in any subscription package.

Learn More

Dallas Black Dance Academy Espresso Nutcracker

December 13, 2019 – SOLD OUT!
Majestic Theatre

Dallas Black Dance Academy presents its second annual Espresso Nutcracker, a new twist on a holiday tradition in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The performance is jazz-influenced including excerpts of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite.

Learn More

Cultural Awareness

February 14–16, 2020 – SOLD OUT
Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre

 

HOPE

CELEBRATE with Dallas Black Dance Theatre as our dancers perform the riveting, spiritual dance celebration “Beams from Heaven” set to the traditional and contemporary gospel music of Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Patti LaBelle, and more! ENJOY a world premiere by Bessie award-winning dancer and choreographer Hope Boykin whose work “ON. Toward. Press.” weaves her spoken word and movements together on stage to reflect her struggles richly influenced by Philippians 3:12-14. Boykin is a 20-year veteran dancer of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. EXPERIENCE “Reflections in D,” an Alvin Ailey and Duke Ellington classic, performed to live music.

Learn More

Dancing Beyond Borders – Fort Worth

March 14, 2020 – CANCELED
The Scott Theatre at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

 

Fiery intensity and sheer athleticism in technically challenging choreography! Celebrate as our phenomenal dancers move your spirit to the legendary music of Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Patti LaBelle, and more in the jubilant spiritual work “Beams from Heaven.” Experience “Reflections in D,” an Alvin Ailey and Duke Ellington classic. Don’t miss the electrically charged Dallas Black Dance Theatre dancers as they performing audience favorites from the 43rd season.

Learn More

Dancing Beyond Borders – Richardson

March 28, 2020 – CANCELED
Eisemann Center

 

Be inspired by the historical work “Reminisce” that reflects on the civil rights era through the music of John Legend, Aretha Franklin, and Gladys Knight & The Pips with the empowering words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Don’t miss the electrically charged DBDT: Encore! dancers as they perform audience favorites from the 43rd season.

NOTE: Richardson performance not included in any subscription package.

Learn More

DBDT: Encore! Rising Excellence

April 3-4, 2020 – CANCELED
Moody Performance Hall

 

DBDT: Encore! celebrates its 20th anniversary with bold, fearless artistry in two world premieres. The triumphant struggle waged by women for equality. DBDT: Encore! Artistic Director Nycole Ray choreographs Nineteenth on the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage that also encompasses wage equality and the glass ceiling. The thrill of victory following a desert experience. The dance/choreographer duo, Derion Loman and Madison Olandt choreograph The Long Wait that captures the human spirit refusing to give up even when it can’t see the finish line. The trials and tribulations of courtship. Choreographer Joshua L. Peugh restages his romantic comedy Slump. The Broad Street Review describes it as, “Movements are simultaneously strenuous and fluid, harsh and delicate, and amusing. Floppy. Flumpy. Slumpy.”

Learn More

New York

April 17–18, 2020 – CANCELED
Ailey Citigroup Theater

Dallas Black Dance Theatre returns to New York City for the seventh season with its Spirit of Now series. The performance features two premieres by New York City choreographers. Bessie award-winning dancer Hope Boykin choreographed “ON. Toward. Press.” weaving her spoken word and movement together. The work shares her personal experiences amid heartaches and struggles. Boykin is in her 20th and final season with the Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterDarrell Grand Moultrie choreographed the highly energized “Execution of a Sentiment. ”Dallas-based TheaterJones review described his work as technically challenging choreography, “Deliberate, sustained balances, electrically charged extensions, and forceful leaps highlighted the sheer athleticism of the company.”

Learn More