Dallas Black Dance Theatre in New York; Jan 13 to 15

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) is a nationally recognized professional modern dance company that engages the cross-cultural community through contemporary modern dance presented from the African- American experience.

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Led by Founder and Artistic Director, Ann M. Williams, Dallas Black Dance Theatre will celebrate its 35th Anniversary season with performances at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, January 13-15, 2012.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre will showcase its energetic and powerful dancers during a three-performance engagement.

Hailed as “a company that continually manages to find strength by mixing both experienced dancers with young, vibrant talents,” Dallas Black Dance Theatre brings their experience, beauty and strength to the stage of the Ailey Citigroup Theater with performances that exclusively showcase the works of noted choreographers - Hope Boykin, Francesca Harper,
Christopher Huggins, Diane McIntyre, Elisa Monte, Milton Myers, and Bruce Wood.

In addition, Vespers, the masterwork of renowned choreographer, the late Ullysses Dove will be included in the program. “What a fabulous gift to New York. I have had great pleasure working with these wonderfully trained, dedicated and superb performers. They always give one hundred percent,” said New York choreographer, Elisa Monte. “Congrats to Ann Williams, a woman who has dedicated herself to the art of dance and is now celebrating the 35th anniversary of a superb company she founded, developed and sustained through over three decades.”

Providing financial support for both touring and choreography, the National Endowment for the Arts designated Dallas Black Dance Theatre an "American Masterpiece Touring Artist" company. With a rich legacy that includes performances at the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and the Olympic Arts Festival, Dallas Black Dance Theatre has now performed in 30
states, 13 countries and 5 of 7 continents over the past 35 years. This year’s touring schedule, includes a concert series in Belize, providing further exposure for a company with both national and international audiences.

Tickets are on sale now for this exciting performance. General admission tickets are $25 and available by calling (214) 880-0202; (214) 871-2390 for groups; or by visiting www.dbdt.com. Performance dates and times are Friday, January 13, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.

The New York season performance is presented by American Airlines, the Official and Exclusive Airline of Dallas Black Dance Theatre.

Located at the eastern end of the thriving downtown Dallas Arts District, Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) is a nationally recognized professional modern dance company that engages the cross-cultural community through contemporary modern dance presented from the African- American experience. Over the course of its history, DBDT has performed worldwide
for 3 million arts patrons and 2 million students, grades K-12, and last season served 120,000 persons, of which 91,113 were in Dallas and the North Texas area, including more than 20,000 youth.

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