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2017–2018 | 41st Season Calendar

Spring Celebration
May 18–20, 2018 – Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre

The 41st season finale features Ray Mercer, straight from his 14th 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.

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Past Performances

Below is a list of past performances for the 2017–2018 season. Join our mailing list to receive information about upcoming performances and events.

DanceAfrica
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.

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DanceAfrica Festival
October 7, 2017
 – Annette Strauss Square

Celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Africa and the African American experience at the DanceAfrica Marketplace.

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Director’s Choice
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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