Avant Chamber Ballet Presents

Together We Dance

March 26 – 27, 2021

Strauss Square

2389 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201


Avant Chamber Ballet presents Together We Dance, an inspiring program bringing together three of Dallas’ premier dance companies – ACB, Bruce Wood Dance, and Dallas Black Dance Theatre.

Avant Chamber Ballet will present a trio of ballet choreographed by director and founder Katie Puder all performed with live music by Cezanne Quartet. The Seasons takes Vivaldi’s well-known score and brings it to life with a visual reimagining of the yearly ebb and flow of life! Sisterhood was the first collaboration between Puder and composer Quinn Mason in 2019 and celebrates the bonds of friendship beyond blood and our interwoven community. ACB closes the evening with a yet-untitled world premiere with music by Philip Glass with his 5th string quartet.

Bruce Wood Dance: Hide Me Angel is the last finished work from the repertoire of Bruce Wood®. Set to the compelling score of Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copeland, this poignant male duet is a meditation on life. The work was originally commissioned by TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND for the 2014 Command Performance Gala. Performed by Matthew Roberts and Seth York. Restaged by Joy Bollinger. Costumes by John Ahrens.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre will perform Execution of a Sentiment by choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie with music composed by Ezio Bosso. The work was premiered in 2019 and exemplifies execution through excellence, focus, dedication, and the transformative power of Dance. Moultrie is known for his ability to choreograph in all genres including ballet, modern, theater, and commercial dance. Some of his credits include commissioned works for The Juilliard School, Colorado Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Ailey II, and Smuin Ballet among others. Moultrie’s credits also include working with Beyoncé. Under the artistic direction of Melissa M. Young, Dallas Black Dance Theatre is celebrating its 44th Season.

NOTE :This event is rain or shine. All sales are final.

Ticket Holders: Protective face masks are required, regardless of vaccination status. 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. 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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