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the performance calendar for Feb-Apr 2017

April 1 Bravo!

The Allen Civic Ballet invites you to an exciting evening of classical and contemporary dance, with guest appearances by the best of Allen’s musicians, actors and singers.

April 5-9 SMUMeadows SpringDance Concert

The SpringDance Concert features a diversemix ofmodern, jazz and bal- letworks.PaulTaylor’smasterworkMercuric Tidings, described byNew York Times dance criticAnnaKisselgoff as “a dance that seemingly bursts into song,” is set to symphonicmusic by Schubert.Alternately physically propulsive and elegantly introspective, it is one of Taylor’s most demanding, sumptuous and poetic creations. Valse-Fantaisie, a whirlwind pas de deuxwith four additionalwomen,was choreo- graphed byGeorgeBalanchine forNewYorkCityBallet in 1967. The fast, lightmusic ofMikhailGlinka, pairedwith dreamy, romantic costumes, creates amagical atmosphere inwhich the dancers take flight.Deceptively simple in its steps and structure, Valse-Fantaisie is dif- ficult to performyet exhilarating towatch. To round out the program, newdance facultymemberBrandiColemanwill create a jazzwork based in the technique ofBilly Siegenfeldknown as “JumpRhythm Jazz,” inwhich dancers synthesizemovement, vocalization and emo- tional expression.April 5-9, 8:00 pmWednesday-Saturday, 2:00 pm Sunday at theBobHope Theatre in theOwenArtsCenter, 6101Bishop Blvd. on SMUcampus,Dallas 75205. $14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty and staff. 214-768-2787.

April 7-8 RisingExcellence

Straight fromNewYorkCity, formerAiley II dancer LeviPhilip Marsmanand SMUalumShauna Davis bring their energetic and contemporary choreography to the powerful, passionate precision of DBDT: Encore! (FormerlyDBDT II). April 7-8 at 7:30 pm at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201. $32.50.

April 8-9 La Sylphide

Ballet Frontier of Texas presents La Sylphide, the most beautiful romantic ballet. April 8 at 7:30 pmandApril 9 at 2:00 pmat the W.E. Scott Theatre 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth TX 76107. $20.

April 10 Dance and a Snack

A showcase of student choreographed works. April 10 at 12:30 pm at Eastfield College, 3737 Motley Dr., Mesquite, TX 75150. FREE.

April 14-15 TITASPresents: CheMalambo

CheMalambomakes its debut in Texaswith their performance fea- turing rhythmic stomping, drumming and footwork. This all-male company is a unique addition to the 2017TITASPresents season. April 14-15 at 8:00 pmat theDallasCity PerformanceHall, 2520 Flora St.Dallas, TX75201. $25-$75.

April 20-21 RhythmandRomance

RhythmandRomance isAvantChamberBallet’s grandestmixed repertoire programto date!On the programwill beGeorge Balanchine’sWalpurgisnachtBallet featuring 25 dancers and a cham- ber orchestra, aswell as the third year ofWomen’sChoreography Project.After sorting through applications fromaround theworld, AvantChamberBallet has selected local choreographerHailey von Schlehnried and company dancerKaitlynMcDermitt. JanieRichard’s critically acclaimed ballet L’Inverno fromlast year’sWCPwill be restaged and closing the evening isKatieCooper’sworld premiere Astor Piazzolla’s fiery and sensualmusic performed by international violin soloistChee-YunKim.April 20-21 at 8:00pmat theDallasCity PerformanceHall, 2520 Flora St.Dallas, TX75201. $$20-$35.,

Pictured: Avant Chamber Ballet

Pictured: Ballet Frontier of Texas in “La Sylphide.” Photo: Cecil Fuqua DANCE! NORTH TEXAS

a publication of the dance council of north texas vol. 20 • no. 1

Performance Calendar continued on page 10. February-April 2017

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