Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents

DBDT: Encore! - Rising Excellence

In-person + Live streaming + On-demand

April 22 – 23, 2022

Moody Performance Hall

2520 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201


DBDT: Encore! Rising Excellence has always been a catalyst for young artists. In a first for Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s organization, dance/choreographic duo Derion Loman and Madison Olandt jointly created The Long Wait, a drama of cosmic proportions for DBDT: Encore! This relevant and revealing world premiere is an introspection of the human spirit refusing to give up even when it can’t see the finish line.

It’s a match made in artistic bliss. Diaspora synthesizes DBDT: Encore! with the volunteer musicians of the New Texas Symphony Orchestra. The Encore! company performs to NTSO live in a new work choreographed by Nycole Ray and Richard A. Freeman, Jr. The new work is based on a song named “Diaspora” by composer Conni Ellisor. The music is constructed on West African percussion, cultivating complex, contrasting rhythmic patterns.

Photo by Sharen Bradford – The Dancing Image


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