Photo by: Brian Guilliaux

Cultural Awareness – February 15–17, 2019
Friday 7:30 pm – SOLD OUT
Saturday 7:30 pm – SOLD OUT
Sunday 2:30 pm  – SOLD OUT

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LOCATION & PARKING

Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre 
2400 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201

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Late Seating Policy:
Patrons arriving late will be held in the lobby and seated in between acts.

PLEASE NOTE:
Due to the nature of the programming for this performance series, there are only two acts included in Cultural Awareness. Patrons arriving late will not be seated until intermission.

Please plan to arrive early.

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Rooted in History. American Treasures. Sultry and Seductive.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Cultural Awareness 2019 salutes the “Queen of American Folk Music” and the “High Priestess of Soul.” Two women of courage influenced the world and used their musical voices for change. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Rehearsal Director and Guest Artist Matthew Rushing exemplifies Odetta Holmes’ magical voice by blending soul-stirring movements to folk, gospel, and blues music in ODETTA. Iconic choreographer Dianne McIntyre’s Nina Simone Project epitomizes her regal presence with choreography set to Simone’s signature classical, jazz, and soul fusion.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre rehearsing ODETTA choreographed by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Rehearsal Director and Guest Artist Matthew Rushing.

Choreographer Matthew Rushing explains why Dallas Black Dance Theatre is the first company to perform ODETTA, after he created the work for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Dianne McIntyre rehearses The Nina Simone Project with DBDT dancers.

Choreographer Matthew Rushing explains why Dallas Black Dance Theatre is the first company to perform ODETTA, after he created the work for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

The Nina Simone Project by Dianne McIntyre. Photo by Brian Guilliaux.

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre