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Performance Calendar April 2017


April 10. Dance and a Snack. A showcase of student choreographed works. April 10 at 12:30pm at Eastfield College, 3737 Motley Dr., Mesquite, TX 75150. FREE. 


April 14-15. TITAS Presents: Che Malambo. Che Malambo makes its debut in Texas with their performance featuring rhythmic stomping, drumming and footwork. This all-male company is a unique addition to the 2017 TITAS Presents season. April 14-15 at 8:00pm at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201.  $25-$75.


April 20-21. Rhythm and Romance. Rhythm and Romance is Avant Chamber Ballet's grandest mixed repertoire program to date! On the program will be George Balanchine's Walpurgisnacht Ballet featuring 25 dancers and a chamber orchestra, as well as the third year of Women's Choreography Project. After sorting through applications from around the world, Avant Chamber Ballet has selected local choreographer Hailey von Schlehnried and company dancer Kaitlyn McDermitt. Janie Richard’s critically acclaimed ballet L’Inverno from last year’s WCP will be restaged and closing the evening is Katie Cooper's world premiere Astor Piazzolla's fiery and sensual music performed by international violin soloist Chee-Yun Kim. April 20-21 at 8:00pm at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201. $$20-$35. 214.871.5000,


April 14 - 15. Tu-Tu. Arga Nova Dance presents a new work by Lela Bell Wesley, Director of Bell Dance Project and longtime BDC company member; premiere of 12:00 by Loris Anthony Beckles; return of Magical, revival of complete Suite Beauty. April 14-15 at 8:00pm at South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S. Fitzhugh Avenue, Dallas TX 75210. $20, general admission; $15 seniors, students, members of Star System or Dance Council. 214.886.2321.

April 21 - 22. Momentum Dance Company presents it's annual Gala Evening of Dance, "Selections For Spring". Subtitled "Passages", MDC presents 8 new works and has three guest companies joining them. Beckles Dancing company, TBT Student Ensemble and Ballet Frontier of Texas will fill out this evening of dance with different styles, plus a little fun. Q & A follow each show, giving the audience a chance to meet the dancers. 8pm. Irving Arts Center, in the intimate Dupree Theater, located at 3333 N. Mac Arthur Blvd. Irving, Tx. 75062. Ticket prices range from $13.50-$21.50, including the service charge.  Group rates and ISD discounts are available. Please visit

April 27 - 28. Spring Dance Concert. Eastfield College Dance Department presents the 2017 Spring Dance Concert. April 27-28 at 7:30pm at Eastfield College, 3737 Motley, Dr., Mesquite, TX 75150. FREE.


April 28 - 29. Texas Woman's University Department of Dance presents DanceMakers Concert Series. Our concert series showcases the adjudicated choreography of students, faculty, and guest artists. Their work explores original statements from today's students, who are tomorrow's emerging choreographers. April 27-29, 2017. 4:oopm on 4/27, 7:00pm on 4/28 & 4/29. Margo Jones Performance Hall located in the Music Building, Oakland Avenue, Denton, TX. $10 General; $5 Students & Seniors; Free under age 12. Contact: Penny Lewis 940-898-2086

April 30. Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet
presents Futurisme à Pied. Artistic Director Emilie M. Skinner Continuing its partnership with Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet presents Futurisme à Pied, a two-act performance premiering in the Dallas Arts District. Act I opens with a re-staging of composer Erik Satie’s innovative Parade in celebration of the centenary of the work's production by the Ballets Russes. Texas/Mexico Artist, Francisco Moreno, re-envisions Picasso's Cubist costumes and sets with a modern pop culture twist. SMU's contemporary music ensemble, SYZYGY provides live music again this season, conducted by Hannah Threlkeld. 391, a new work composed by SYZYGY Director, Lane Harder, follows Parade. Titled after the Dadaist magazine in publication from 1917-1924 (created by artist Francis Picabia), it features choreography by DNCB Artistic Director, Emilie Skinner. Act II will include two premiere works. The first is set to Edgard Varèse's Ionisation, a score for 13 percussionists. With choreography by company member, Kayla Davey, Ionisation will be accompanied by SMU's Meadow Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Jon D. Lee. The program will conclude with choreography by Ballet Mistress and Principal Dancer, Erin Boone. Set to the groundbreaking composition Ballet Mécanique, by George Antheil – complete with airplane propellers -- the piece will also be paired with a screening of Ballet Mécanique's Dadist post-Cubist art film by Dudley Murphy and Fernand Léger. April 30, 2017. 7 PM. Dallas City Performance Hall. $14-44
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