Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Don't miss this dance performance


edited by Madelyn Miller, the TraveLady

“One of the most successful modern dance companies in the world.”

–NBC’s Today Show

The top shelf talent that makes up the TITAS 2008-09 Dance Season will once again be on display when PARSONS DANCE COMPANY takes the McFarlin Auditorium stage on Friday & Saturday, March 27 & 28, 2009 at 8:00 PM. “It seems there’s no end to choreographer David Parsons’ inventiveness. Whether it’s creating wacky images of dancing hands, freezing a dancer’s leap in midair or bringing Mozart’s glorious music to visual life, Parsons takes a simple idea and makes it art.”(Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

The sexy, athleticism, exuberant personality and joyous movement that is Parsons Dance is comprised of ten full-time dancers and maintains a repertory of over 60 works (20 with commissioned scores) choreographed by David Parsons. The company's style is a fusion of the gesture and movement that make up the modern dance vocabulary, and the discipline and precise execution one expects from a classical company. “It does not take long to see why Parsons and his company are one of the hottest tickets in contemporary American dance. First, they are all terrific performers, energized, eager to please and rehearsed within an inch of their lives. Second…Parsons provides choreography that’s consistently intelligent, witty, well-crafted, and humane.” (The Toronto Staff)

During their TITAS performances, the company will be performing: Nascimento Nova, Ebben, In the End, Kind of Blue, Caught and Shining Star.

More information about Parsons Dance Company can be found at

Tickets ($14 - $59) for Parsons Dance Company are available at the TITAS Box Office, 3625 N. Hall Street, Suite 740, Dallas, TX, or by phoning 214-528-5576 or 800-462-7980, or online at TITAS also offers a $5 Youth Ticket (K-12) that is available only at the McFarlin Auditorium Box Office on the day of the show. Group discounts are available – call the TITAS Box Office for more information.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of American Airlines, Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Radisson Central Dallas, Heritage Auction Galleries, The Dallas Voice, TCA and WRR 101.1.

TITAS is the premier presenter of eclectic and international dance and music performers in North Texas. Founded by Tom Adams in 1982 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) cultural/educational institution, TITAS has provided Dallas/Fort Worth audiences with such performers as American Ballet Theatre, Pilobolus, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Philip Glass, KODO Drummers, STOMP and many others. TITAS is now celebrating its 26th Anniversary Season under the direction of current Executive Director Charles Santos.

Madelyn Miller is a travel and food writer who plans her trips around Titas. She is proud of the fact that she has only missed one performance this year. Read her sories on,,,,,, and

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