Dallas Black Dance Theatre Launches 44th Season with Online Performances in the Fall

Dallas, TX – Dallas Black Dance Theatre launches its 44th season virtually with its Legacy Performance Series this September 2020. DBDT and DBDT: Encore! will present a mix of live and taped performances showcasing crowd pleasers and audience favorites.

“Our dancers are overjoyed to safely ease back into the new season,” said Dallas Black Dance Theatre Artistic Director Melissa M. Young. “We will continue to embrace thoughtful ways to showcase our online presence. Art will always be relevant, and we want to explore the many ways dance can express this point.” 

DBDT dancers Xavier Mack and Lailah LaRose dancing in From Within choreographed by Nijawwon Matthews. Photograph by Amitava Sarkar
DBDT dancers Xavier Mack and Lailah LaRose dancing in From Within choreographed by Nijawwon Matthews. Photograph by Amitava Sarkar

DBDT Legacy Performance Series – SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 12, 2020

7:00 pm CDT / 8:00 pm EDT 

Connect with DBDT for our first showcase of our 44th season. You’re in for a hypnotic and dramatic excursion when you check out the Legacy Performance + Dancemaker’s Discussion featuring From Within choreographed by Nijawwon Matthews. Making its world premiere in Dallas in November 2019, Theater Jones described, “DBDT channeled emotions that stir the curiosity of the soul in From Within.”  Following the virtual performance, the audience can talk live to Matthews and the dancers.

$20 per household. 


DBDT: Encore! Legacy Performance Series

Saturday, September 26, 2020

7:00 pm CDT/ 8:00 pm EDT

DBDT: Encore! weaves its way through “complex patterns and fascinating elements,” according to Theater Jones in the intricate work Mirror of the Effigy by choreographer My’Kal J. Stromile. Dallas native Stromile is a Boston Ballet company member and an alumnus of both The Juilliard School and Booker T. Washington HSPVA, and a former DBDT: Encore! dancer. Then talk to My’Kal and the Encore! company members during the Dancemaker’s Discussion that follows.

$20 per household.


ABOUT DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATRE: Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) is an internationally recognized professional dance company that engages the cross-cultural community through contemporary modern dance presented from the African-American experience. The National Endowment for the Arts designated the 44-year-old company as an American Masterpiece Touring Artist in 2008. The company also received the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Arts Education in 2017. As Dallas’ oldest and largest professional dance company, DBDT ranks as the 10th largest minority arts organization in America and the fourth largest black dance company in the nation. 

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