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April 28-May 1 FacultyDance Concert

University ofNorthTexas.Denton. Texas 940- 565-2428.

April 29-May 1 TheBest ofMeadowsDance

Presented every other year, this exciting “BestOf” concert features the most outstanding original choreography created by Southern MethodistUniversity students during the year.Works are chosen fromthe fall and spring BrownBag series and the senior-level showcase, and range fromabstract to literal, serious to lighthearted.April 29-30, 2011 at 8:00 pmandMay 1 at 2:00 pmin theBobHope Theatre,Owen ArtsCenter, 6101BishopBlvd. on SMUcampus,Dallas, Texas 75205. $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students, faculty&staff. 214-768-ARTS.

May 7 Sidewalk Stories

ContemporaryBalletDallas closes its 10thAnniversary Seasonwith Sidewalk Stories. The production includesworks byArtisticDirector and resident choreographerValerie SheltonTabor.Choreographer Jill S. Rucci, formerly ofVissiDance Theatre inNewYork, draws fromthe distinctive stylings ofNina Simone to describe the pulse of the street fromthewoman’s experience.Guest choreographerMichaelMayes is returning toCBDwithOil&Water.EmilieRuppandVictoria Dolphexplore a fresh and prophetic take onwhat is to come for the urban dweller.CBDpresents the sensational tapping troupeRhythmic Souls, founded byKeiraLevertonandKatelynHarris. The evening also featuresEpiphanyDanceArts, founded byMelissaNagel. JenniferObeney features original songs fromsingerLeslieBrown, whowill be performing live for the performance.Ms.Obeney’s chore- ography capturesMs.Brown’s vocals in her soulful, yet quirky, pre- miere of Round ofRegulars.May 7 at 8:00 pmat the Texas Theatre, 231West JeffersonBlvd,Dallas, Texas 75208. $20 at theCBDStudio; $22 on-line; $12 for children and students. 214-821-2066.

May 12-15 Rip in theAtmosphere

PsophoniaDanceCompany tears ahole throughtheEarth’s fabric in Rip intheAtmosphere. Slip throughthe foldedwings of paper cranes and fragile sheets of dresses inBodyBlind andAshes onthe Snow. See three sides of a coininFlipFlop Studies 1&2.Emerge onthe other side of the stratospherewithPsophonia’s dynamic dancers and guest company 6Degrees.May 12-14, 2011 at 8:00 pm&May 15 at 7:00 pmat the BarnevelderMovementArtsComplex, 2201 PrestonStreet,Houston, Texas, 77003. $14 inadvance&$18 at door. 713-802-1181.

May 13 ComplexionsContemporaryBallet

ComplexionsContemporaryBallet returns toDallas for a year-long residency, and theworld-premiere of awork commissioned byTITAS and theCenter, fulfilling a central aspect of TITAS’smission to create newworkswith local artists.Overflowingwith power and speed, Complexions embraces diversitywith 16 dancers of different ethnic and dance backgrounds aswell aswith its range of dazzlingwork encompassing everything frombig, dynamic ensembles to poignant duets and solos.Complexionswas founded byDesmond RichardsonandDwightRhoden, two former starswithAlvin AileyAmericanDanceTheater. TheNewYork Times has called Richardson “one of the greatmodern dancers of our time,” and Rhoden “one of themost sought-out choreographers of the day.” Complexions performs a spellbinding programthatmerges ballet, contemporary dance, jazz and hip-hop into one thrilling experience. May 13, 2011 at 8:00 pmat theWinspearOperaHouse, 2403 Flora St, Dallas, Texas 75201. $19-$65.

Pictured: Complexions ContemporaryBallet in TITAS commission “Lux”. Photo: JaeMan Joo

May 14-15 TheDancer’s Spring Collection

ChamberlainPerformingArts presents TheDancers’ Spring Collection in Plano. Inviting professional Texas-based ballet companies, aswell college-level dance students, to collaboratewithChamberlaincompa- ny dancers in a spring dance festival thatwill educate and entertain local audiences. Slated to participate are dancers fromTexasBallet Theater,BalletAustinII,HoustonBallet II,DallasBlackDance Theater II,CollinCollege, and SMU. TheChamberlainsenior company dancerswill performan original ballet piece entitled Spring, choreographed byMishicMarieCornto themusic ofVivaldi.May 14 at 7:30 pmandMay 15 at 2:00 pmat The PlanoCourtyard Theater, 1509HAvenue, Plano, Texas 75074. $15-$35. 972-744-4650 or

PsophoniaDance Company page 6 may 2011

Pictured:BalletAustin II in “Phrases,” choreography byViktorKabaniaev. Photo: Tony Spielberg

DANCE!NORTHTEXAS a publication of the dance council of north texas vol.14 • no.2

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