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the performance calendar for Feb-Apr 2017


February 4 ICame for the Light and Stayed for the Shadows


DallasNeo-ClassicalBallet presents, I Came for the Light and Stayed for the Shadows – an interdisciplinary performance incorporating live electronicmusic, projections, and dance. Theworkwill explore chang- ing perceptions as they relate to time and perspective through the use of repeating forms and phrases.Choreography byDanielleGeorgiou. Screening of Solariswill followthe performance. February 4 at 9:00 pm at the Texas Theatre, 231W. JeffersonBlvd,Dallas, TX75208. $15. www.texastheatre.com


February 11 PaulTaylorDanceCompany


PaulTaylorDanceCompany presents the world premiere of Continuum, a newwork by TaylorAlumnaLilaYork, commis- sioned through TaylorCompanyCommissions andmade on the Taylor dancers. Continuumis set toVivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” recomposed byMaxRichter. It is an abstractwork in nine sections that offer images of contemporary life in a fraughtworld. It is about finding peace in a hostile environment.Also on the programare twoworks fromthe Taylor repertoire,Book of Beasts and Cascade. February 11 at 8:00 pmat theEisemannCenter, 2351 PerformanceDr,Richardson, TX 75082. $42.00-$60.00.www.eisemanncenter.com


Pictured:EranBugge of Paul TaylorDance Company. Photo: JamesHouston


February 11-12 Alice inWonderland


Pictured:DallasNeo-ClassicalBallet. Photo:DutchRall


February 9-12 Standing on Shoulders: FacultyDance Concert 2017


Dancers at theUniversity ofNorthTexaswill showoff innovative choreography fromguest artistWilliam“Bill”Evans and their teach- ers at the FacultyDance Concert. The guest artist piece is called ForNana, choreographed byEvans and set to themusic ofClaudiaHoward Queen, associate professor ofmusic for dance. Theworkwas inspired bymutual friend “Nana” Shineflug, founder and artistic director of one of the firstmodern dance companies in theMidwest, theChicago MovingCompany. The studentswill also be performing dances cho- reographed byUNT faculty. InDirt, choreographed by associate profes- sor of danceMaryLynnBabcock, six dancerswillmove as though the earth is being grounded, pulling people along. ForKeep theBlue Side Up, its choreographer, dance professor ShelleyCushman,was inspired by an airplane’s instrument that keeps the plane “on the blue” and howthe pilot’s task is to do the right thing. She got the idea at a memorial service for a pilot.TeresaCooper, senior lecturer of dance, will present the theatrical piece,What if?, that features three vignettes with costume changes onstage –with inspirations including the court attire and dance ofKing LouisXIV; torch nightclub singers reminiscent of the early 1900s; andEngland’sRoyalAscotRace. February 9-11 at 8:00pmand February 12 at 2:00pm,University Theatre,Radio Television Filmand PerformingArts building, 1179UnionCircle Denton, TX76209. $7.50-$10.00. 940-565-2428. www.danceandtheatre.unt.edu


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Avant Chamber Ballet brings Lewis Carroll’s timeless story to life in a joyous romp through a young girl’s adventures in Wonderland. ChaseDobson’s theatrical, original score per- formed live combinedwith choreography by directorKatie Cooper createswhat TheDallasMorningNews described as a “flawlessly designed” performance.Don’tmiss this restaging of ACB’smost successful production to datewith over 80 dancers and a chamber orchestra led by conductorBrad Cawyer.Dallas City PerformanceHall, 2520 Flora St,Dallas, TX 75201. $35-15. 214-871-5000.www.avantchamberballet.org http://www.ticketdfw.com


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Pictured:Avant ChamberBallet. Photo: SharenBradford/TheDancing Image a publication of the dance council of north texas


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