Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dallas Black Dance Theatre II Premieres Two New Works

Works of Mel A. Tomlinson and Bruce Wood to be Featured

At The Latino Culture Center

Dallas Black Dance Theatre II (DBDT II), the second performing company of Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) will take the stage of the Latino Cultural Center March 2-3, 2012 to present Spring Fiesta! Sponsored by Macy’s, the series spotlights new works performed by DBDT II, a fourteen member troupe of some of the country’s best trained dancers.

“The second company always presents the excellent dance artistry that represents the mission and vision of Dallas Black Dance Theatre.” said Ann Williams, Founder/Artistic Director of DBDT. In its 12th season, DBDT II has traveled nationally and internationally performing a diverse repertoire of works by emerging and internationally recognized choreographers.

The engaging dancers of DBDT II will continue their trademark versatility and style. Premiering for the series will be Ain’t Dat Good News, an original work of Dr. Mel A. Tomlinson, former principal dancer for American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Director of the DBDT Dance Academy. In addition, Smoke an original work of choreographer Bruce Wood set to the music of Ray Charles has been restaged. Also featured in the performance will be Love Songs a passionate duet by DBDT II Artistic Director Nycole Ray along with Agony, a full company work choreographed by DBDT Dance Company Member Richard Freeman Jr.

Area K-12 students will have the privilege of previewing the series in a sold-out matinee performance specifically designed for them on Friday, March 2. Sponsored by Chase and RBC Wealth Management, students will enjoy excerpts from dance works featured on the evening program.

Performances will take place on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 at 7:30pm. For information about tickets call (214) 880-0202 or visit www.dbdt.com. For group discounts call (214) 871-2390 or contact f.anderson@dbdt.com. Located at 2600 Live Oak, Dallas, the Latino Cultural Center is a noted host and venue for various expressions of the visual, musical, and performing arts.

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