Performance Calendar January 2018
January 6-20. Plano Metropolitan Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty. Plano Metropolitan Ballet, funded in part by the city of Plano, is celebrating its 31st anniversary season with Sleeping Beauty, presented at the Courtyard Theater. Professional dancers Tagir Galimov as King Stefan and Brian Cunningham as Prince Phillip will join this year’s seniors: Amanda LaPorte as the Queen, Cassady Kreuser as Flora, and Mikayla Walker as Merriweather. Hannah Beaudreau will dance as Aurora and Phoebe Salas as Maleficent in this original ballet. Plano Metropolitan Ballet is under the Artistic Direction of Cindi Lawrence Hanson. Choreographers are Cindi Lawrence Hanson, Madelaine Boyce, Diane Line, and Sydney Ritchie. January 6-20, various times | Performances begin on January 5th with a community outreach event at 7 p.m. At the special events, scouts will have the opportunity to watch the dancers’ pre-performance warm up. After the program, performers will participate in a question and answer session with the girl scouts. Troop members will also receive a Sleeping Beauty ballet patch. | $18 | Courtyard Theater, 1509 Avenue H, Plano | 972-769-0017 | www.planometballet.org.
January 20. TITAS Presents Compagnie Herve Koubi. Two years ago, Compagnie Hervé Koubi debuted in Dallas with TITAS Presents and struck the audience speechless, that is until the standing ovation. A French male company with Algerian dancers, they are unique in our season. Fearless, powerful and masculine beyond belief, Hervé Koubi is a stunningly beautiful dance company. This exceptional company of men will once again demand awe from the audience, and they’ll get it. January 20, 8 PM | Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St Dallas, TX 75201 | $12-$135 | www.tickets.attpac.org | www.titas.org
January 20. Ballet Frontier presents Director's Choice. Ballet Frontier presents its third annual performance of Director’s Choice. The performance features a collaboration of dance companies from around the metroplex including Ballet Frontier of Texas, Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Encore, and Dark Circles Contemporary Dance. This exciting evening of dance features works from each dance company. January 20th, 7:30 PM | Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107|817-852-6887 | www.balletfrontier.org
January 21. Ballet Frontier of Texas presents The Youth Dance Festival. Presented and coordinated by Ballet Frontier of Texas, The Youth Dance Festival offers performers from the greater North Texas community the chance to showcase a variety of pieces, including classical ballet, as well as contemporary and modern repertoires. This year's program features performances from an alliance of dance companies including Chamberlain Performing Arts, Texas Ballet Theater Schools, Texas Ballet Theater II and Wichita Falls Ballet Theater. Additional participating dance programs includes Arlington Heights High School, Fort Worth Country Day and Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts. January 21 at 6:00 PM | Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street Fort Worth, Texas 76107 |817-852-6887 www.balletfrontier.org