Texas Ballet Theater, Feb. 24-26, Bass Performance Hall. Ben Stevenson’s Dracula to music by Franz Liszt.

Elledanceworks, March 8, Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, Addison Theatre Centre. Michele Hanlon and Ronelle Eddings’ 15-year-old company presents Elledanceworks Looped: A View to the Soul, an interactive work.

TITAS Command Performance, March 9, Winspear Opera House. Annual gala features Drew Jacoby and Rubinald Pronk (La Pluie by Belgian-Colombian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and a new work by Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili), New York City Ballet dancers Megan Fairchild and Daniel Ulbricht (Balanchine’s Tarantella and Bournonville’s The Flower Festival in Genzano Pas de Deux) and Tiler Peck and Gonzalo Garcia (Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux), MOMIX (Millennium Skiva and Tuu), Cincinnati Ballet’s Janessa Touchet and Cervilio Miguel Amador (Petipa’s Le Corsaire Pas de Deux and a work to be determined) and Booker T. student dancers Dominique Harris and Mason Manning in Dwight Rhoden’s Growth (a part of a bigger picture).

Muscle Memory Dance Theatre and Ghost Town Arts Collective, March 9 & 11, Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, Addison Theatre Centre. Dance and visual art collaboration You Will Know When You Are There: A Journey in Art and Modern Dance.

SMU Spring Dance Concert, March 28-April 1, Bob Hope Theatre. MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and Meadows Prize winner Shen Wei, artistic director of Shen Wei Dance Arts, makes a new work for students. The program also includes choreography by faculty member Danny Buraczeski and visiting artist-in-residence Adam Hougland.

Muscle Memory Dance Theatre, March 30-31, Life in Deep Ellum. The company presents the troupes Spank Dance (Austin), Perpetual Motion (Oklahoma City) and MamLuft and Co. Dance (Cincinnati) in a program called Collateral: Trade Routes in Dance.

Dance Planet 16, March 31-April 1, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.



American Ballet Theatre presented by TITAS, Winspear Opera House. ABT performs Alexei Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas, Merce Cunningham’s Duets, the Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux by Balanchine and Paul Taylor’s Company B.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dec. 8-11, Wyly Theatre. The company’s fall-winter performances include a re-staging of Elisa Monte’s Pigs and Fishes (1982), the all-male Camouflage (1983) by Texas Ballet Theater artistic director Ben Stevenson and the all-female Vespers (1986) by Ulysses Dove in its DBDT debut.

Pilobolus, Nov. 19, presented by TITAS at Winspear Opera House. The popular Connecticut-based company is scheduled to perform Gnomen (1997), The Transformation (2009), Korokoro (2011), Duet (1992) and Rushes (2007).

Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet, Nov. 14, Texas Theatre. New choreography by founders Emilie Rupp and Victoria Dolph and guest Addison Reed to be danced by Reed, Brittany Bollinger, Audrey Archer, Rebecca Shaw, Courtney Beecham and Lea Essmyer.

11th Annual South Dallas Dance Festival, Nov. 11-13, South Dallas Cultural Center.

DanceTCU Presents: Fall Dance Concert 2011, Nov. 4-6, Ed Landreth Auditorium. Choreography by faculty members Elizabeth Gillaspy and Susan Douglas Roberts, guests Sarah Gamblin and Christian von Howard and legends George Balanchine and Anthony Tudor.

Muscle Memory Dance Theatre, Nov 4-5, Life in Deep Ellum. You Will Know When You Are There: A Journey in Art and Modern Dance is a collaboration between the dance group and the visual art of Ghost Town Arts Collective.

Judith Jamison, Nov. 3, presented by Brinker International Forum at Winspear Opera House. The former dancer/choreographer/director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be interviewed by Dance Magazine editor Wendy Perron.

SMU Fall Dance Concert, Nov. 2-6, Bob Hope Theatre. Work by eight accomplished alumni celebrates the university’s 100th anniversary.

A Classical Encounter with Savion Glover, Nov. 1, Bass Performance Hall.

UTD Dance Residency Concert, Oct. 27-29, University Theatre. Centraltrak resident choreographers Birgitt Bodingbauer and Simone Grindel of the German company Nightmare Before Valentine are creating a piece called V.I.P. with students and will perform some of their own work.

Contemporary Ballet Dallas, Oct. 21-22, Eisemann Center. This company run by SMU dance graduates opens its 11th season with Danse Macabre, a Halloween-themed program of new or re-staged work by Jill Rucci, Kate Walker, Jennifer Arellano, Victoria Dolph, Jennifer Obeney, company artistic director Valerie Shelton-Tabor, assistant director Lindsay Bowman and guest troupe Ewert & Company.

Texas Ballet Theater, Oct. 21-23, Bass Performance Hall. TBT performs Giselle, artistic director Ben Stevenson’s world premiere of his take on the 19th century story-ballet classic about a woman deceived by her lover.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Oct. 7-8, Majestic Theatre. The city’s top modern company opens its season with the annual DanceAfrica show, hosted by Baba Chuck Davis and starring Dallas’ Bandan Koro African Drum & Dance Ensemble and Atlanta’s Giwayen Mata all-female troupe.

Elledanceworks Dance Company, Oct. 7-8, Katie’s Garden at Heard-Craig Center for the Arts. The company opens its 15th season with A Shot in the Dark by Berlin-based choreographers Birgitt Bodingbauer and Simone Grindel of the company Night Before Valentine in residence at University of Texas at Dallas and making their North Texas debuts; works by company founders and directors Ronelle Eddings (Unravel) and Michele Hanlon (From One Fountain) and company member Tiffanee Arnold; and music by the Amy Seltzer Quartet.

Dance Council Honors, Oct. 2, presented by the Dance Council of North Texas at Dallas Black Dance Theatre to benefit its scholarship program. Honorees include Revathi Satyu, Michael Serrecchia, Danny Curry, Dorothy “Dottie” Williams Hunt Kleeb and Gene Pflug. Performances by Bruce Wood Dance Project, DBDT and scholarships students.

Garth Fagan Dance, Sept. 22, UNT Fine Arts Series at Texas Woman’s University, Margo Jones Performance Hall. Fagan, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, is a historical modern-dance figure, having studied with Martha Graham, Jose Limon and Alvin Ailey. His company is celebrating its 40th anniversary and opens a fall tour in Denton.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Sept. 10, presented by TITAS at Winspear Opera House. Known for commissioning new works, the company of 10 dancers performs Jorma Elo’s Over Glow (2011) to music by Mendelssohn and Beethoven, Jiri Kylian’s Stamping Ground (1983) to Carlos Chavez, and Nicolo Fonte’s Where We Left Off (2011) to Philip Glass, played live by pianist Han Chen.

Psophonia Dance Company, Sept. 9-10, Latino Cultural Center. The Houston group performs Rip in the Atmosphere.


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