The Grand Finale to the 40th Anniversary Season of Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) features the 1983 Sinatra Suite™ choreographed by Emmy and Tony award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp©. It will be part of the Spring Celebration Series held May 19-21, 2017 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora Street, Dallas, TX.

Southern Recollection: For Romare Bearden
Photograph by: Amitava Sarkar

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Founder Ann Williams worked for more than 20 years to gain the rights to Sinatra Suite™. Mikahail Baryshnikov, former Artistic Director of the American Ballet Theatre, commissioned Twyla Tharp© to create the work in 1983. “We are so honored to have received the rights to perform this magnificent work and add it to our repertoire,” said Ann Williams. The dance is set to a compilation of Frank Sinatra songs.

Ballet Austin Dancers Aara Krumpe and Chris Swaim
Dance: One/the body’s grace
Photographer: Tony Spielberg

Spring Celebration will also feature two works by Bridget L. Moore, the new Dallas Black Dance Theatre Artistic Director. Uncharted Territory features DBDT dancers Claude Alexander III and Kimara Wood in a trajectory where avant-garde meets contemporary modern dance.  TITAS Presents commissioned Ms. Moore to choreograph the work for its Command Performance Series. TITAS Presents gifted the work for Dallas Black Dance Theatre to perform as part of its 40th Anniversary Season.

Bridget L. Moore, DBDT Artistic Director

Spring Celebration performances are Friday and Saturday, May 19-20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday matinee on May 21, 2017 starts at 2:30 p.m.


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