Dallas Black Dance Theatre launches its Legacy Performance Series featuring art that replicates life. The mesmerizing, powerful words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “We Shall Overcome” speech come to life in the work Bodies as Site of Faith and Protest choreographed by Tommie-Waheed Evans. The work, which made its Dallas premiere in 2018, will be the focal point for a virtual experience on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 6:00 pm CDT. The live Zoom experience allows the audience to engage with the choreographer and dancers in real time.
The Legacy Performance Series virtual experience will run the full ballet from DBDT’s 2018 premiere. Tommie-Waheed Evans will speak about his timely work, which reflects national historical times and is relevant today. In addition to behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage, DBDT dancers will candidly share their perspectives about the process and journey to performing this work.
The DBDT Legacy Performance Series and Dance Maker’s Discussion promises to be Mesmerizing, Powerful, and full of Words to Live By…Then and Now.
Saturday, June 20th @ 6:00pm CDT
Virtual Ticket – $20
Legacy Sponsor: Simmons Sisters Fund of The Dallas Foundation
Season Sponsors: Office of Arts and Culture – City of Dallas, Texas Instruments, International Association of Blacks in Dance, NBC 5, The Downtown Business News, The Dallas Morning News, I Messenger, NorthPark Center, TACA, American Airlines, The Shubert Foundation Inc., DART, and The Dallas Weekly.
Season Supporters: Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Lexus, The Dallas Examiner, The Dallas Post Tribune, Elite News, OverseeMyIT, AT&T Performing Arts Center, Trendy Africa, and Arts+Culture.