Director’s Choice
Friday, November 1, 2019 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2019 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION & PARKING

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

This event has completed. Join our mailing list for upcoming performances and events.

$10 parking per performance available with subscriptions.
SUBSCRIBE NOW!

DISCOVERY

Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Director’s Choice series features classic works of master choreographers and the world premiere of an emerging choreographer, continuing its 43-year tradition of launching the careers of talented choreographers.

View Trailer

FEATURING

WORLD PREMIERE
From Within by Nijawwon Matthews

The world premiere by Nijawwon Matthews From Within provides the audience a raw, yet elegant, transformative experience from the trauma of betrayal to self-healing. The new work includes excerpts from Maya Angelou’s poem Still I Rise. Matthews is a teacher/choreographer for both The Joffrey Ballet School and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. “Dallas Black Dance Theatre is such a unique, eclectic group of artists,” said Matthews. “The way they interpreted my work is beyond my imagination.” Matthew’s work continues the DBDT legacy of showcasing the best in the future of dance, having helped to launch the careers of noted choreographers like Garth Fagan, Donald Byrd, Ralph Lemon, and Kevin Iega Jeff in past years of the Director’s Choice series.

Bounce
by Stephen Mills

Bounce is a contemporary ballet created by Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills.

Futherance
by Kirven Douthit-Boyd

Former Alvin Ailey dancer Kirven Douthit-Boyd takes the audience on a journey from anguish to bliss in Furtherance.

Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre

Photography by: Sharen Bradford – The Dancing Image, Brian Guilliaux

Director’s Choice
Friday, November 1, 2019 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2019 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION & PARKING

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

This event has completed. Join our mailing list for upcoming performances and events.

$10 parking per performance available with subscriptions. SUBSCRIBE NOW!

View Trailer

FEATURING

WORLD PREMIERE
From Within by Nijawwon Matthews

The world premiere by Nijawwon Matthews From Within provides the audience a raw, yet elegant, transformative experience from the trauma of betrayal to self-healing. The new work includes excerpts from Maya Angelou’s poem Still I Rise. Matthews is a teacher/choreographer for both The Joffrey Ballet School and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. “Dallas Black Dance Theatre is such a unique, eclectic group of artists,” said Matthews. “The way they interpreted my work is beyond my imagination.” Matthew’s work continues the DBDT legacy of showcasing the best in the future of dance, having helped to launch the careers of noted choreographers like Garth Fagan, Donald Byrd, Ralph Lemon, and Kevin Iega Jeff in past years of the Director’s Choice series.

Bounce
by Stephen Mills

Bounce is a contemporary ballet created by Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills.

Futherance
by Kirven Douthit-Boyd

Former Alvin Ailey dancer Kirven Douthit-Boyd takes the audience on a journey from anguish to bliss in Furtherance.

Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre

Photography by: Sharen Bradford – The Dancing Image, Brian Guilliaux