Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Cultural Awareness, Photo by Richard W. Rodriguez

Date/Time

February 18, 2022 to February 21, 2022

Location

Wyly Theatre View map
2400 Flora St.,
Dallas, TX, 75201

Additional Information

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  • Line/Box Office Phone: Dallas Black Dance Theatre: 214/871-2376; AT&T Performing Arts Center box office: 214/880-0202
  • Cost: Tickets for in-person performance from $45; to watch from home, $25 for virtual link per household

Description

From Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) comes a performance dedicated to who we are as a people and where we come from, different countries and cultures. Watch a video preview of the performance here.

America and North Macedonia are a world apart, yet artists are coming together to create a breathtakingly brilliant work, The Way of the Clave. North Macedonian jazz guitarist Toni Kitanovski and his Romani band let the music flow into a score as DBDT dancer/choreographer Claude Alexander III feels the music and transforms it into passionate movements for DBDT dancers. The result, a live music and dance world premiere woven from the tapestry of this cultural collage.

A male soloist becomes The Ostrich in the 89-year-old work Awassa Astrige/Ostrich. Sierra Leone native Asadata Dafora created the majestic work in 1932 with musical accompaniment of hypnotic, percussive African rhythms. A powerful presence of fluid and awe-inspiring controlled movements are why this work has become an audience favorite.

“Edgy, thrilling, and evocative.” That is how The Berkshire Edge described Night Run by international choreographer Christopher L. Huggins as it unfolded at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2021. Huggins combined modern dance and classical ballet over Flamenco-influenced guitar and a slow waltz in the work, as he explored the transformation of social interactions when night falls and time seems to become an illusion.

Get your tickets here and watch one of three ways:
-In-person at Wyly Theatre (limited capacity, minimum purchase of two tickets) Friday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 19, 7:30pm
-Stream on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 7:30pm
-Available on demand from Saturday, Feb. 19 at 10pm through Monday, Feb. 21 at 11:59pm

Please note that DBDT requires all patrons, dancers, and staff who attend to follow COVID health and safety guidelines:
-Attendance will be limited to allow for social distancing.
-Face masks are required for everyone and must be worn at all times, regardless of vaccination status.
-Tickets must be purchased online in advance in blocks of two and will be spaced two seat-pods apart.

Photo courtesy of Richard W. Rodriguez