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Performance Calendar October 2018


October 5-6. Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents DanceAfrica 2018. The Drums. The Movements. The Vibrant Colors. It’s all part of DanceAfrica 2018, a celebration of African arts and culture that will touch your spirit and make you dance. Bring your family to experience the day-long DanceAfrica Marketplace festival on Saturday, October 6, 2018, with the free main stage performances and fun games for children at the Annette Strauss Artist Square. Then immerse yourself as dancers and drummers ignite the stage of the Moody Performance Hall for DanceAfrica evening performances. | October 5-6 at 7:30 PM. | Moody Performance Hall, Flora St Dallas, TX 75201| $35.

October 5-7. Out On a Limb Company presents {254}Dance-Fest. FRIDAY, October 5th: 10:00 AM Kids Dance, 11:00 AM-10:00 PM Technical Rehearsals; SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6th: 10:30 AM Class 1 $5, 11:30 AM Class 2 $5, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM Class 3 $10, 2:30 PM Class 4 $5, 5:00 PM Concert -free to public, 7:00 PM Concert *mature audience show* -free to public; SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7th: 12:00 PM Class $5 Contemporary Jazz, 2:00 PM Family Concert - free to public | Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave Waco, TX 76701.


October 7-15. Oak Cliff Flamenco Festival 2018 - 4th Annual. Don’t miss an all-star cast from around the world. Singers, guitarists, dancers and percussionists will bring down the house in the Grand Finale Concert and teach their skills to local aficionados. | October 7-15 at 8:00 PM | The Door, 2513 Main St, Dallas 75226 | $15- $50.

October 11 & 14th.
Dark Circles Contemporary Dance presents Aladdin. The company celebrates the opening of its 2018-19 Season in the U.S.A. with a brand-new immersive evening-length creation by international award-winning choreographer and founder of Dark Circles Joshua L. Peugh based on the story “The History of Aladdin, or The Wonderful Lamp.” Aladdin, حبيبي is a meditation on American rhetoric regarding the Middle East and the stereotypes associated with Middle Eastern races and cultures. The new work also explores how time and imagination have transformed the original tale of Aladdin and his magical lamp. The work touches on women's rights, anti-Semitism, violence, public pressure, domestic politics, and foreign policy. A brand-new score for the work has been commissioned from composer and SMU Meadows School of the Arts alumnus Brandon Carson and will be performed live. The production will feature a lighting design by Roma Flowers. Susan Austin will provide the costume design. | October 11 at 7:30 PM and October 14 at 11:30 PM.


October 11-13. 10th Annual Texas Dance Improvisation Festival. Guest artist, Judith Sanchez Ruiz | Texas Woman's University, 304 Administration Drive Denton, TX 76204 | $15-$100.


October 12-13. LakeCities Ballet Theatre presents its annual Fall performance of Le Ballet de Dracula. Kelly Lannin, Artistic Director, brings this spooktacular tale to Lewisville audiences this October, featuring LakeCities Ballet Theatre senior member, Carly Greene, as Aurelia, senior member Mikaela Seale, as Marcela and Shannon Beacham, appearing once again as the evil, yet popular, Count Dracula. This ghoulish production takes wing at the Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater in Lewisville, Texas.  The MCL Grand is located at 100 N. Charles Street, Lewisville, TX  75057.  A pre-performance workshop will be held on October 13th at 12:30 pm for our younger guests, ages 8 and older, and is free with the purchase of a performance ticket and RSVP to by October 11th.  The children will have a chance to wear stage make-up and dance with Dracula's Brides.  Children are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes and participate in a drawing to be held at intermission during each performance. | October 12 and 13, 2018 | $20 | October 12 at 7:30 pm October 13th  2:00 pm matinee and 7:30 pm | MCL Grand Theater 100 N.Church Street Lewisville, Tx 75057 |

October 19-20 TITAS Presents Stephen Petronio. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Stephen Petronio is widely regarded as one of the leading dance-makers of his generation. New music, visual art, and fashion collide in his dances, producing powerfully modern landscapes for the senses. | October 19-20 at 8:00 PM | $25-$75 | Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora Dallas, TX 75201.


October 26-27. TITAS Presents Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. This curated evening features Ji?i Kylian’s poetic Return to a Strange Land (danced en pointe), Nicolo Fonte’s exhilarating Where We Left Off, and a brand-new commission by Boston Ballet’s choreographer-in-residence, Jorma Elo. October 26-27 at 8:00 PM | $25-$75 | Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201.