Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s DBDT: Encore! Rising Excellence Series

Presents a Daring, Adventurous Performance with Bold Theatrics


DBDT: Encore! dancers Kayleigh Eidson, Bianca Melidor, Maia Bedford, Carmen Cage, and Taylor Diggs in photograph by Biran Guilliaux.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre DBDT: Encore!  presents its Rising Excellence series with works influenced by ballet, modern, and street-dance styles. Audiences will get a sampling of bold theatrics in this DBDT: Encore! performance presented by Macy’s on April 12-13, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora Street, Dallas, TX. For the 13th year, Macy's is the presenting sponsor for Rising Excellence, the annual showcase of DBDT: Encore! " Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents dynamic and engaging programming for the whole community, and we are delighted to be an annual supporter," said Cori Prager, District Giving Captain for Macy's.

Dr. Lorenzo “Rennie” Harris' choreographic genius shines in Hate 2 Luv U, an intriguing blend of street-dance styles with house music based on current social themes. Dr. Harris is noted for bringing “social” dances to the “concert” stage and is considered a pioneer of “Street Dance Theater”.

Emerging choreographer My’kal J. Stromile, an alumnus of both The Juilliard School and Booker T. Washington HSPVA, and a former DBDT: Encore! dancer has been commissioned by the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival to create a new work Mirror of the Effigy. Stromile, now with Boston Ballet II, creates a work influenced by ballet, stretching beyond classical form.

Tidal Intersections is a high-powered contemporary modern work for the full company by Polish-born choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska. The work was first choreographed for the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company and premiered in 2005.

PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Friday and Saturday evening

April 12-13, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Moody Performance Hall

2520 Flora Street, Dallas, TX.

TICKETS

All tickets are $35.

For single tickets visit www.attpac.org or call 214-880-0202.

Group tickets are available by calling 214-871-2376 ext. 413.

STUDENT MATINEE

The Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation, the Katherine C. Carmody Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, and the Louise W. Kahn Endowment Fund of The Dallas Foundation are sponsoring the two student matinees. The student matinees will be held in the Moody Performance Hall on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. as well as Friday, April 12, 2019, at 10:30 a.m.

For student matinee details, contact academy@dbdt.com or call 214-871-2376 ext. 101.

2018-2019 | Rising Excellence Presenting Sponsor

Macy’s

2018-2019 | Cultural Awareness Choreography Sponsors

Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger

Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival

The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation

2018-2019 | Cultural Awareness Matinee Sponsors

Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation

Katherine C. Carmody Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee

Louise W. Kahn Endowment Fund of The Dallas Foundation

2018-2019 | DBDT Season Sponsors

Legacy Sponsor: Simmons Sisters Fund of The Dallas Foundation

Season Sponsors: Office of Cultural Affairs – City of Dallas, Texas Instruments, International Association of Blacks in Dance, NBC 5, I Messenger, The Downtown Business News, TACA, The Dallas Morning News, PaperCity, American Airlines, The Dallas Weekly, and DART.

2018 – 2019 | DBDT Season Supporters

Season Supporters: Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Lexus, OverseeMyIT, The Dallas Examiner, The Dallas Post Tribune, Elite News, AT&T Performing Arts Center, Trendy Africa, and Arts+Culture.

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