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editor’s letter Linda James

Waco!As a gardener I amreminded of the adage “In the first year it sleeps. In the second year it creeps. In the third year it leaps.”And leap it has! I don’t think we can attribute it to the rain, but our ability to see and experience the allure and heady fragrance of dance is blossoming throughout the region.


Just two years ago,Charles Santos, TITASExecutiveDirector/Artistic Director, boosted the number of touring dance companies performing in theDallasArtsDistrict fromsix to eight. This year, TITAS’ 2015/2016 Season breaks all records. Ten companies are performing in the WinspearOperaHouse andDallasCity PerformanceHall.Nine of the dance companies, hailing fromtheUSA,UnitedKingdom, Taiwan, France, andCanada, aremaking theirDallas debut.And two compa- nies are presentingworld premieres, including the highly-anticipated 50thAnniversary Tour of Twyla Tharp.

In 2014, theDanceCouncilNorth Texas (DCNT) partneredwith the Town ofAddison,Vitruvian Park, and SalsaDallas to present the inau- gural Vitruvian Salsa Festival.Every Saturday evening this past June and Julywildly enthusiastic throngs—over 4,500 people showed up on the openingweekend—took a free salsa class and danced for two hours to a live band.

LaborDayweekend, September 4-6, 2015, theDanceCouncil, in part- nershipwith theCity ofDallasOffice ofCulturalAffairs, presents the

The Rose is the Bloom

ance inNorth Texas is flowering. It’s sprouting up all over—fromtheDallasArtsDistrict to Addison, Lewisville, FortWorth, and even

second annualDallasDanceFest (DDF) at theCity PerformanceHall. This prestigious event features performances by 20 exceptional artists and companies fromHouston,Austin,Oklahoma,Alabama, and theDallas- FortWorthMetroplex.On the Sunday of the festival,DanceCouncil Honors celebrates the accomplishments of selected individualswhose passion and commitment to the dance community have greatly impacted the art forminNorth Texas.

And beginning on the sameweekend and running through September 13, 2015, just across the street at theWinspear, TexasBallet Theater (TBT)makes a boldmove and presents six performances ofBen Stevenson’s lavish neo-Romantic production ofDraculawith live accompaniment by theDallas SymphonyOrchestra. If youmiss TBT’s performances ofDracula inDallas, don’t despair. You can see LakeCities Ballet Theatre’s LeBallet deDraculaOctober 16-17, 2015 in Lewisville; or, if you are in FortWorth, you have another opportunity to catch TBT’s production ofDracula atBassHall onOctober 16-18, 2015, this time accompanied by the FortWorth SymphonyOrchestra.

The {254}DANCE-FEST 2015, presented by theOut on a LimbDance Company andWacoCulturalArts Fest on September 26-27, 2015, assembles 18 “off the grid”modern dance companies and strives to makeWaco a new“stomping ground” for dance.

As tough and beautiful as a nativewildflower, dance is sending its roots deep inNorth Texas soil.Andwe are rewardedwith a bouquet.

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Aug-Oct 2015


a publication of the dance council of north texas vol. 18 • no 3

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