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December 2-4 AGift for Emma Dubbed a “Holiday Fantasy inDance,” by theDentonRecord Chronicle,A Gift forEmma has something for everyone in the family!With over 200 castmembers, it isDenton’s largest theatrical productionwith profes- sional, pre-professional, and student dancers performing classical ballet, contemporary, jazz and hip-hop genres.Abit of TheNutcrackerwith a sprinkle of LittleMermaid, this heartwarming tale promises to delight! DentonCityContemporaryBallet, under the artistic direction of LisaRacina-Torre, presents this holiday favorite.December 2&3, 2011 at 7:30 pmandDecember 4 at 2:00 pmatKrumHigh School PerformanceCenter, 811EastMcCart,Krum, TX76249. $12-$16. 940-383-2623.www.DentonCityContemporaryBallet.org


December 6-7 Senior Choreography Concerts Signature dances byTexasChristianUniversity senior ballet and modern danceBFAcandidates.December 6-7, 2011 at 7:00 pmat StudioBTheatre,Erma LoweHall, TCU, corner ofUniversityDrive South andBellaireDriveNorth, FortWorth, TX76129. Free. www.dance.tcu.edu


December 7-8 Senior Choreographic Showcase


BookerT.WashingtonHighSchool for thePerforming and VisualArts showcases the creative talents of selected dance seniors over two evenings—ProgramA&ProgramB.December 7-8, 2011 at 7:00 pmin theBTWHSPVA Dance Studio Theater,Room046, 2501 Flora St.,Dallas, TX75201. $5 students, $10 adults. 972-925-1200. www.dallasisd.org/bookert


December 8-11 Winter Series


Pictured:Denton City ContemporaryBallet’s Sophia Jacobs. Photo:BruceDavis


December 3-4 TheNutcracker BalletEnsemble ofTexas’ production of TheNutcracker is a beloved North Texas holiday tradition.Lisa Slagle proudly directs the talented students atBalletEnsemble ofTexas.December 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm &7:30 pmandDecember 4 at 2:30 pmand 6:00 pmat the IrvingArts Center,CarpenterHall, 3333N.MacArthurBlvd., Irving, TX75062. $26 adults&$21 children&seniors. 972-252-ARTS. www.irvingartscenter.com


Expressions of emotional restraint, physical abandon, and societal tri- umph bringsDallasBlackDanceTheatre togetherwith choreogra- phy fromArtisticDirector ofTexasBalletTheater,BenStevenson, O.B.E., in his all-male ballet Camouflage;UlyssesDove, in the all- female cast of Vespers (DBDT Premiere)which is a dramaticwork full of rawenergy, daring athleticismand profound grace; and the driving force ofNewYork choreographer,ElisaMonte’s Pigs and Fishes for a phenomenal opening to our 35thAnniversary.December 8-11 at 7:30 pmat theWyly Theatre, 2403 Flora St.,Dallas, TX75201. $10-$65. 214-880-0202.www. tickets.attpac.orgwww.dbdt.com


December 9 Holiday Special


BalletConcerto frolics in the snowinMemories of Frosty, an original ballet choreographed by ChristineHay andWinterWonderland, a ballet set to familiarChristmas tunes.Also featured are Chanukah Flamenco andOHolyNight, a reenactment of theNativity.December 9, 2011 at 6:30 pmat theWillRogersAuditorium, 3401WLancasterAve, FortWorth, TX76107. $25 and under. 817-738-7915. www.balletconcerto.com


Pictured:Ballet Concerto Pictured:BalletEnsemble of Texas presents “TheNutcracker.” Photo: CathyVanover


December 6 TheGathering In the year thatmarks 30 years of theAIDS pandemic, 11 different DallasArtsGroups are collaborating on anAIDS benefit perform- ance—AGathering. Participating fromtheNorth Texas danceworld, TITAS,DallasBlackDanceTheater,BruceWoodDanceProject, Meadows School of theArts,BookerT.WashingtonHSPVA, TexasBalletTheater andmanymore. Thismulti-disciplinary event will benefit four differentAIDS ServiceOrganizations inDallas. December 6, 2011 at 7:00 pmat theWinspearOperaHouse, 2403 Flora St,Dallas, TX75201. 214-880-0202.www.attpac.org/prevail


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December 9-24 TheNutcracker Bring in the holiday seasonwithBenStevenson’s critically acclaimed production of TheNutcracker performed byTexasBalletTheater. This beloved ballet tells the story ofClara and hermagicalNutcracker prince as they embark on a thrilling adventure.Along theway, they encounter aChristmas tree that grows 40 feet, toy soldiers battlingmischievous mice,waltzing flowers, dancing candy, and sparkling, swirling snowflakes that fall on dancers and audience alike. Stunning costumes, dazzling sets and remarkable dancing to holidaymusic by Tchaikovskymake TheNutcracker a favorite, family tradition. December 9-24, 2011 atmultiple times atBass PerformanceHall, 330E4th St#300, FortWorth, TX76102. $18.50-$91.00. 817-212-4300.www.tickets.texasballettheater.org


List yourproductionof“TheNutcracker”ontheDCNTwebsite in“FindaNutcracker” throughthe endof the season!


DANCE!NORTHTEXAS a publication of the dance council of north texas vol. 14 • no. 4


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