Ballet North Texas Presents

Night on the Trinity

8:30PM | September 26, 2020

Strauss Square

2389 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201


Ballet North Texas opens their 2020/21 season with Night on the Trinity at Annette Strauss Square. This outdoor venue is adjusted to accommodate social distancing to keep our patrons, dancers, and staff as safe as possible, as well as the performance being altered to one act avoiding intermission crowds.

VIP tickets are seated tables on a raised patio overlooking the Strauss Square lawn. All general admission tickets are lawn seating.

Night on the Trinity is a celebration of diverse choreography and original music composition from local and national artists including: Kiyon Gaines Ross, former soloist of Pacific Northwest Ballet; notable pieces by Bruce Woods Dance and Ballet Frontier of Texas; two world premieres by Artistic Director, Nicolina Lawson and Associate Artistic Director, Anna Sessions; and live musical accompaniment from composer Quinn Mason and the musicians of MAKE Trio, Mikhail Berestnev, Danny Goldman, and Grace Wollett.

Trio in A Minor, choreographed by Nicolina Lawson, is set to the second movement of Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly passionate score. Re-orchestrated specifically for Ms. Lawson and performed live by MAKE Trio, this ballet explores the romantic relationship between the dancers and instruments, the subtle nuances of layering movement, and the classical lines of which ballet was formed.

Second in the evening’s production is Kiyon Gaines Ross’ ThreeForTwoInOne. Set to Les Beautes du Diable this playful pas de deux is a beautiful and stunning visualization of the string duet with its ‘cat and mouse’ attributes, crisp movement, and contemporary vitality. ThreeForTwoInOne has been graciously staged specifically for BNT by Lindsi Dec, former principal dancer of Pacific Northwest Ballet.

The first of BNT’s two world premieres is Artistic Director, Nicolina Lawson’s Two Fleeting Daydream. The piece is set to an original composition of composer Quinn Mason’s and performed live by MAKE Trio. Associate Artistic Director, Anna Sessions is the creator of the evening’s second premier, set to E.S. Posthumus’ musical arrangements.

This evening event demonstrates the versatility and growth of Ballet North Texas, revealing something unexpected and beautiful about the dancers’ artistic life. We invite you to discover and move with us, as we continue to explore the realm of dancing possibilities.

Ticket Holders: Protective face masks are required. Please review the COVID-19 Safety procedures here and the venue policies here.

Permitted Items for events in Strauss Square

The following is a list of items that are permitted in Strauss Square unless otherwise noted on the event page:

1. Chairs

  • Structure does not matter
  • Chair leg height not to exceed 4”
  • Here are some examples
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2. Blankets

Prohibited Items for events in Strauss Square

1. Outside Food or Beverages
2. Pets
3. Strollers
4. Smoking
5. Weapons
6. Umbrellas
7. Bags or Coolers
8. Laser Pointers

Bag Policy

As of the 2020 season, ALL bags outside of the parameters below, will not be allowed inside the venue:

  • One bag that is clear plastic or vinyl and does not exceed 12”x6”x12”
  • OR One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar) AND a small clutch purse, no larger than 4.5”x 6.5”
  • All clear bags and clutch purses will be screened prior to entry into the venue.


Patrons who need medical supplies or devices and members of the working media are not subject to the new bag policy, but will need to go through the bag check line at the entry gate for a thorough screening of the bag and the medical items. (Possible note about nursing or bottles) The person requiring these supplies or devices must accompany the bag at all times. Media and medical exception bags will be tagged once cleared through security.

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