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the performance calendar for Feb.-Apr. 2016

April 22-23 21 in April

Beckles Dancing Company celebrates their 21st anniversary with premieres and repertory by artistic director Loris Anthony Beckles and guest choreography by Lela Bell Wesley.Guests TBA. April 22-23, 2016 at the South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 South Fitzhugh, Dallas, TX 75210. $10-$15. 214-939-2787.

May 6-8 First Looks

Texas Ballet Theater presents three incredible performances in one world. American master Val Caniparoli combines a diverse vocabulary – from funk to Fred Astaire – in a stupendous world premiere choreo- graphed exclusively for TBT. Minus 16 – Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin’s inventive blend of classical ballet and his unique “Gaga” style breaks new ground with expansive movement that explodes from the stage. Voluntaries – American choreographer Glen Tetley’s stun- ning tribute to the mysteries of life elegantly contrasts soaring artistry with intimate moments of contemplation and resignation. May 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm, May 7 at 2:00 & 8:00 pm and May 8 at 2:00 pm at Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201. $20-$58.50. 877-828-9200

May 7 Command Performance Gala

Pictured: Beckles Dancing Company. Photo: Kaleb Smith/Supreme Dream Photography

April 28-30 DanceMakers

Texas Woman’s University Spring 2016 Concert. April 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm and April 29-30 at 7:00 pm at Margo Jones Performance Hall, Texas Woman’s University, Oakland Ave., Denton, TX 76204. $7; $9. 940-898-2086.

April 29-May 1 The Spring Series

Joshua L. Peugh’s Dark Circles Contemporary Dance’s Spring Series provides audiences the chance to see Peugh’s most ambitious work to date: he will re-imagine Igor Stravinsky’s masterwork The Rite of Spring. Set in a 1950’s gymnasium, this new creation will use the iconic rite of passage for American teenagers—senior prom—as a vehi- cle with which to reinvent Stravinsky’s self-described “solemn pagan rite.” To round out the program, DCCD has commissioned a world pre- miere by up-and-coming Italian choreographer Fabio Liberti. Liberti, a native of Torino and current dancer for Danish Dance Theatre— one of Northern Europe’s leading companies—has collected top prizes at international choreography competitions including Copenhagen International Choreography Competition and Hannover International Choreography Competition. April 29-30, 2016 at 8:00 pm and May 1 at 2:00 pm at the Erma Lowe Hall, Studio Theatre Texas Christian University, 3000 S. University Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76129. $12- 20.

Year after year, Command Performance delivers one of the most exciting and jaw-dropping performances of the year. Dynamic and unforget- table, this truly is world-class dance! Twelve artists from leading com- panies light up the stage with spectacular and surprising performances. It is the pyrotechnics of dance— the most exciting, innovative and beautiful works being performed today. Command Performance also showcases newly commissioned works created specifically for this gala performance. Works by some of the world’s leading choreographers such as Twyla Tharp, Dwight Rhoden, Jessica Lang, Mia Michaels and Adam Hougland. A not-to-be-missed event! May 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201. 214-880-0202.

Pictured: Dominque Harris and Mason Manning in Dwight Rhoden’s “Growth.” Photo: Sharen Bradford/The Dancing Image

May 20-22 Spring Celebration

Dallas Black Dance Theatre closes its 39th season with the company premiere of the late Bruce Wood’s®

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Pictured: Chadi El-Khoury in Joshua L. Peugh’s “The Rite of Spring.” page 14

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music ofPhilip Glass, Mr. Wood’s iconic work explores American identity and perspective through explosive choreography. Former DBDT dancer and current DBDT II Director Nycole Ray also creates a world premiere for this performance. DBDT features a guest artist each year at Spring Celebration; this year’s guest artist will be the dance ensemble from Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea, under the direction of Bridget L. Moore. May 20-22, 2016 at 7:30 pm and May 22 at 2:30 pm at the Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201. $27.50-$42.50. 214-880-0202. DANCE! NORTH TEXAS a publication of the dance council of north texas vol. 19 • no. 1

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