Dallas Black Dance Theatre Celebrates Cultural Awareness in a Series that
Showcases Legendary Choreography and Live Music
Dallas, Texas – Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s (DBDT)Cultural Awareness series features a classic work by legendary choreographerAlvin Ailey,performed to live music, and a world premiere by master choreographerHope Boykin, a veteran dancer with theAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater.Wells Fargois the presenting sponsor of the series which runs February 14-16, 2020, at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in theAT&T Performing Arts Center, located at 2400 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas.
“Reflections in D”is an Alvin Ailey classic set to the music of Duke Ellington. Ellington composed the original music specifically for the Ailey solo, which made its world premiere in 1962. At that time, theNew York Timesdescribed it as “angular, but emotional intense choreography.” The visionary Ailey, who would have been 89 this year, gifted the choreography to Dallas Black Dance Theatre. For the first time, the work will be accompanied live bySteve Harlos, staff keyboardist forThe Dallas Symphony,and pianistErik Barnes.
Bessie Award-winning dancer Hope Boykin has choreographed “ON. Toward. Press.” for Dallas Black Dance Theatre. This new work weaves her spoken word and movement together – sharing her personal experiences and finding her own lane in the midst of many heartaches and struggles. Richly influenced by scripture from Philippians 3:12-14, Ms. Boykin is reminded to strain toward what is ahead, focusing on her personal prize as she faces her 20th and final season with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
The phenomenal dancers of DBDT will also move your spirit to the legendary music ofAretha Franklin,Nina Simone, Patti LaBelle, andDuke Ellingtonin the riveting dance “Beams from Heaven.” ChoreographerChristopher L. Hugginsset this spiritual dance and joyful celebration to traditional and contemporary gospel music.
“At Wells Fargo, caring for communities is embedded in our culture,” said Wells Fargo Region Bank President for Greater Dallas,Scott Wallace. “We strive to create and support positive, lasting impact—socially, economically, and environmentally—through our business practices, philanthropy, and community engagement. Supporting Dallas Black Dance Theatre offers us yet another opportunity to add to the quality of life in our communities.”
CULTURAL AWARENESS PERFORMANCES
WHEN: Friday-Saturday, February 14-15, 2020, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 2:30 pm
WHERE: Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre
2400 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201
PURCHASE:Ticket prices range from $22-$58.
For single tickets, visitwww.attpac.orgor call 214-880-0202.
Group tickets are available by calling 214-871-2376 ext. 413.
For more performance details, visitwww.DBDT.com.
The two student matinee performances on Thursday, February 13, 2020 are sold out.
To purchase tickets for the Friday, February 14, 2020, student matinee at 10:30 am at the Wyly Theatre please firstname.lastname@example.org