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the performance calendar forMay-July 2016


April 20 -May 22 WICKED


Presented byDallas SummerMusicals,WICKEDis the untold story of thewitches ofOz. Long beforeDorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land ofOz.One, bornwith emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery andmisunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular.WICKEDtells the story of their remarkable odyssey, howthese two unlikely friends growto become theWickedWitch of theWest andGlinda theGood.April 20-May 22, 2016 atmultiple times at the MusicHall at Fair Park, 909 1stAvenue,Dallas, TX75210. 214-691-7200.www.dallassummermusicals.org/


April 29 -May 1 The Spring Series


JoshuaL.Peugh’sDarkCirclesContemporaryDance’s Spring Series provides audiences the chance to see Peugh’smost ambitious work to date: hewill re-imagine Igor Stravinsky’smasterwork The Rite of Spring. Set in a 1950’s gymnasium, this newcreationwill use the iconic rite of passage forAmerican teenagers—senior prom—as a vehi- clewithwhich to reinvent Stravinsky’s self-described “solemn pagan rite.” To round out the program,DCCDhas commissioned aworld pre- miere by up-and-coming Italian choreographer FabioLiberti. Liberti, a native of Torino and current dancer forDanishDanceTheatre— one ofNorthernEurope’s leading companies—has collected top prizes at international choreography competitions includingCopenhagen InternationalChoreographyCompetition andHannover International ChoreographyCompetition.April 29-30, 2016 at 8:00 pmandMay 1 at 2:00 pmat theErma LoweHall, Studio Theatre TexasChristian University, 3000 S.UniversityDr., FortWorth, TX76129. $12-20. www.DarkCirclesContemporaryDance.com/


May 6-8 First Looks


TexasBalletTheater presents three incredible performances in one world.AmericanmasterValCaniparoli combines a diverse vocabulary – fromfunk to FredAstaire – in a stupendousworld premiere choreo- graphed exclusively for TBT.Minus 16 – Israeli choreographerOhad Naharin’s inventive blend of classical ballet and his unique “Gaga” style breaks newgroundwith expansivemovement that explodes from the stage. Voluntaries –American choreographerGlenTetley’s stun- ning tribute to themysteries of life elegantly contrasts soaring artistry with intimatemoments of contemplation and resignation.May 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm,May 7 at 2:00&8:00 pmandMay 8 at 2:00 pmatDallas City PerformanceHall, 2520 Flora St.,Dallas, TX75201. $20-$58.50. 877-828-9200.www.texasballettheater.org/


Pictured: ChadiEl-Khoury in Joshua L. Peugh’s “TheRite of Spring.”


May 1 Young Choreographers Showcase


Hathaway&CompanyContemporaryPerformanceEnsemble presents their spring performance.May 1, 2016 at 7:30 pmat the Courtyard Theatre, 1509AveH, Plano, TX75074. $20. 972-747-0600. www.ccballet.com/


SAVE THEDATE DANCECOUNCILHONORS September4,2016


page 6 May-July 2016 www.thedancecouncil.org DANCE!NORTHTEXAS a publication of the dance council of north texas vol. 19 • no. 2


Pictured: TexasBallet Theater in “Minus 16” byOhadNaharin


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