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the performance calendar for Feb-Apr 15


February 24-March 8 KinkyBoots


Dallas SummerMusicals presentsKinkyBoots—the exhilarating Broadwaymusical thatwill lift your spirits to newhigh-heeled heights! Winner of six TonyAwards®includingBestMusical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory ownerwhoworks to turn his business aroundwith help fromLola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible…proving that when you change yourmind about someone, you can change your wholeworld. Inspired by a true story,KinkyBoots features a joyous, Tony-winning score byCyndiLauper, direction and Tony-winning choreography by JerryMitchell and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time TonyWinnerHarvey Fierstein.Come join the sold-out audienceswho’ve discoveredwhy – sometimes – the bestway to fit in is to stand out! February 24-March 8, 2015 atmultiple times atMusic Hall at Fair Park, 909 1stAve,Dallas, TX75210. From$15. 214-691-7200,www.dallassummermusicals.org/


Pictured: Yulia Ilina ofAvant ChamberBallet. Photo:BrianGuilliaux


March 7-8 GraduationBall andDonizetti Variations


BalletEnsembleofTexas,under the artisticdirectionofLisaSlagle, presents amixedprogramofwell-knownballets including threepremieres by resident choreographers.March7, 2015 at 7:30pmandMarch8 at 2:30pmat the IrvingArtsCenter, 3333N.MacArthurBoulevard, Irving, TX75062. $30 adults, $25 students/seniors. 972-252-ARTS. www.irvingartscenter.com/


March 10-11 Shen Yun www.shenyun.com/


March 20 DancingBeyondBorders (West)


Pictured: “KinkyBoots”Broadway224. Photo:MatthewMurphy


March 2-6 SMUMeadowsBrownBagDance Series


TheDivision ofDance at SMU’sMeadows School of theArts pres- ents lunchtime performances of 10-15 original, student-choreographed ballet,modern and jazzworks.March 2, 4,&6, 2015 at 12:00 pmand March 3&5 at 12:30 pmin theBobHope Lobby,OwenArtsCenter, SouthernMethodistUniversity, 6101BishopBoulevard,Dallas, TX 75205. Free. 214-768-2787.www.meadows.smu.edu/


March 7-8 Women’s Choreography Project


AvantChamberBallet presents the inauguralWomen’s Choreographic Project. In a profession predominantly led bymen,AvantChamber Ballet is proud to feature commissions by four established and emerg- ing female choreographers. Theworld premieres includeworks by ElizabethGillaspy,AmyMorrow,EmilyHunter, andArtistic Director,KatiePuder. The choreographywill range fromcontempo- rary to classical and as always,AvantChamberBallet presents this pioneering programalongsideworld classmusicians led byMusic Director,DavidCooper.March 7, 2015 at 8:00 pmandMarch 8 at 3:00 pmat theEisemannCenter, 2351 PerformanceDr,Richardson, TX 75082. $20-25. 972-744-4650.www.AvantChamberBallet.org/


DANCE!NORTHTEXAS a publication of the dance council of north texas


DallasBlackDanceTheatre andDallasBlackDanceTheatre II present this season’s audience favorites.March 20, 2015 at 7:30 pmat the Scott Theatre, Ft.Worth, TX76107. $25. 214-880-0202. www.attpac.org/


March 25-29 SMUSpringDance Concert


TheSMUMeadowsSchoolof theArtsDanceEnsembleconcert includes thepremiere of twonewworks createdforSMUstudents, includ- ing one by alumnusJoshuaL.Peugh, the founder andartisticdirector of DarkCirclesContemporaryDance.VisitingArtist-in-ResidenceJohn Selyawillpremiere anextremelyphysical yetpsychologicalnewworkset to awell-knownclassic rockanthem.Also featuredwill be facultymember DannyBuraczeski’s acclaimed1999pieceEzekiel’sWheel, inspiredby the life andworkof author andCivilRights activistJamesBaldwin.March 25-28, 2015 at 8:00pmandMarch29 at 2:00pmatBobHope Theatre, OwenArtsCenter,SouthernMethodistUniversity, 6101BishopBoulevard, Dallas, TX75205. $13 adults/$10 seniors/$7 students. 214-768-2787. www.meadows.smu.edu/


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