Command Performance Gala

TITAS Presents

Command Performance Gala

7:00PM Saturday, May 16, 2015 Winspear Opera House

2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Details

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“…mesmerized the sold-out house with Superb Performances”

Marilee Vergati, Dallas Dance Examiner

“Ballet was stripped down to its rawest form…contemporary and progressive movements.”

Danielle Georgiou, Art & Seek

“A mix of classical and modern dance…awe inspring, powerful and dazzling.”

The Dallas Morning News

Remarkable and breath-taking, Command Performance is the definitive Dance Event of the Year. From classic pas de deux to amazing contemporary works, TITAS Presents’ annual gala is simply not to be missed. Dancers include Yuan Yuan Tan (San Francisco Ballet), Clifford Williams, MOMIX, and special guest Lil Buck, remaining cast yet to be announced.

Command Performance has also become a platform for newly commissioned works by some of the dance world’s brightest stars such as Dwight Rhoden, Mia Michaels, Jessica Lang and Twyla Tharp.

Year after year, Command Performance brings thrilled audiences to their feet with one of the most dynamic and unforgettable evenings of truly “world-class” dance.

Guest Artist Spotlight

Lil Buck

Lil Buck, international phenomenon, began jookin’ – a street dance that originated in Memphis – at age 13. His collaboration with Spike Jonze and Yo-Yo Ma performing The Swan went viral in 2011. Following a performance for Madonna at her Super Bowl halftime show, he joined her world tour in 2012.

Yuan Yuan Tan

Yuan Yuan Tan, Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet, was born in Shanghai, China, and trained at Shanghai Dancing School and Stuttgart’s John Cranko School. She joined San Francisco Ballet in 1995, was promoted to principal dancer in 1997 and was appointed Richard C. Barker Principal Dancer in 2012.

MOMIX

MOMIX dancers Rebecca Rasmussen (Dance Captain) and Steven Ezra Marshall perform two works from the innovative company’s repertoire. More than any other company, MOMIX reinvents themselves with every new work, conjuring a magical and surrealistic world using light, shadow, props and the human body.

Command Performance Program

ARTISTS

  • Lil Buck
  • Sara Mearns, New York City Ballet
  • Tyler Angle, New York City Ballet
  • Yuan Yuan Tan, San Francisco Ballet
  • Davit Karapetyan, San Francisco Ballet
  • Clifford Williams, Formerly of Complexions Contemporary Ballet
  • Albert Drake, Bruce Wood Dance Project
  • Rebecca Rasmussen, MOMIX
  • Steven Ezra Marshall, MOMIX
  • Janessa Touchet, Cincinnati Ballet
  • Cervilio Amador, Cincinnati Ballet
  • Joshua L. Peugh, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance
  • Alex Karigan Farrior, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance

REPERTOIRE

  • Diamonds (From Jewels), Mearns / Angle
  • Awaken (World Premiere), Williams / Drake
  • Brotsjór, Lil Buck
  • Tuu, Rasmussen / Marshall
  • Remix 03, Touchet / Amador
  • Giselle Grand Pas De Deux, Tan / Karapetyan
  • Dreamcatcher, Rasmussen / Marshall
  • Critics Of The Morning Song, Farrior / Peugh
  • This Bitter Earth, Mearns / Angle
  • Le Corsaire Pas De Deux, Touchet / Amador
  • Swan, Lil Buck
  • Ave Maria, Tan / Williams

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