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April 16 2016 Plano Dance Festival

The Plano Dance Festival, hosted by Plano Metropolitan Ballet under the artistic direction of Cindi Lawrence Hanson, features an eclectic mixture of dance styles guaranteed to captivate audiences rang- ing from the casual dance patron to the discriminating arts connois- seur. For the 2016 Plano Dance Festival, the following performers are invited back: Avant Chamber Ballet, Premiere Ballet, Collin Dance Ensemble, Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet, Dallas Black Dance Theatre Academy, Vivian Li from JPS Dance, Epiphany Dance Arts, Shea Johnsonand Lea Zablocki, Melian Ivatova, Misha Ivatova, Yulia Ilinawith ACB, The Gaudium, Plano Metropolitan Ballet, Choreo Record Tap Ensemble, and Gotta Dance. April 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm& 7:00 pm at The Courtyard Theater, 1509 H Ave., Plano, Texas 75074. $16.

April 20-May 22 WICKED

WICKEDis the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emer- ald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beauti- ful, ambitious and very popular. WICKEDtells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.Declared “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly and “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety, WICKEDis based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. Dallas Summer Musicals brings to Dallas the production directed by Joe Mantellowith musical staging by Wayne Cilento. April 20-May 22, 2016 at multiple times at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1stAve., Dallas, TX 76116. 1-800-514.ETIX (3849), at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas, TX 75230 or online at www.DallasSummer

April 21-22 Kidd Pivot

Pictured: Plano Metropolitan Ballet

Integrating movement, original music, text, and rich visual design, Kidd Pivot’s performance work is assembled with recklessness, risk and rigor. Their newest work, Betroffenheit, co-produced with Electric Company Theatre and created by internationally renowned Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite and director Jonathan Young, is an innovative, boundary-stretching hybrid of theatre and dance. Kidd Pivot has a unique choreographic language fusing classical ele- ments with the complexity and freedom of structured improvisation, marked by a strong theatrical sensibility and a keen sense of wit and invention. The company brings their newly premiered production to the TITAS Presents 2015/2016 season for their debut performance in Texas. April 21-22, 2016 at 8:00 pm at the City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201. 214-880-0202.

New Works 2016 Saturday, February 27, 2016 7:00PM

Courtyard Theatre, 1509 H Ave, Plano, Texas Tickets:

Pictured: Kidd Pivot’s “Bettrofenheit.” Photo by: Michael Slobodian

April 22-23 Senior Showcase

The Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts Division of Dance annual Senior Showcase features works choreographed and produced by seniors. April 22-23, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the Bob Hope Theatre, Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd., SMU, Dallas, TX 75205. $5 per person, all ages. 214-768-2787.

DANCE! NORTH TEXAS a publication of the dance council of north texas vol. 19 • no. 1

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