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Texas Commission on the Arts
Texas Touring Roster for performances from September 1, 2016-August 31, 2018

2016-2018
Texas Touring Roster

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Founded in 1976 by Ann Williams, Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s mission is to create and produce contemporary modern dance at its highest level of artistic excellence. In 2014, DBDT celebrated its 37th season as Dallas’ oldest continuously operating professional dance company. The company consists of 12 professional full-time dancers performing a mixed repertory of modern, jazz, ethnic, and spiritual works by nationally and internationally known choreographers. Annually, DBDT performs for over 100,000 arts patrons, including children. DBDT will tour a mixed repertory of classic and contemporary modern works by choreographers Alvin Ailey, Elisa Monte, Donald McKayle, Dianne McIntyre, Bridget L. Moore, Rennie Harris, and others. Among its repertory is the historical ballet "Nina," depicting the life and music of Nina Simone choreographed by Dianne McIntyre; a hip hop ballet choreographed by Rennie Harris; and "Vespers" by Ulysses Dove. DBDT II, Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s second company consists of 8 young, volunteer dancers performing for local and regional audiences with a diverse repertory of contemporary modern works. Photo: Steven Ray.

contact
Melissa Young
PO Box 131290
Dallas, TX  75313

phone 214/871-2376
fax 214/871-2842
e-mail m.young@dbdt.com
public performance/concert $8000 - $15000
school performance $3000 - $5000
optional service lecture demonstrations $1500 - $3000
optional service master class $250 - $500
website http://www.dbdt.com

 

Tapestry Dance Company

Tapestry Dance Company

Tapestry Dance Company was founded in 1989 and exists as the only fulltime, professional repertory tap company in the world. The company has presented over 550 original dance works, has hosted numerous tap dance legends and masters in residence, and was on the 2007-2009 NEA Masterpieces Touring Roster. The company's vision, presentation/preservation of classic work and the creation of contemporary rhythm and percussive dance, educates audiences about tap's unique heritage and value. Through its multiracial dancers, Tapestry reflects the diversity of Texas’ cultural heritage and broadens the understanding of contemporary/traditional choreography with an emphasis on rhythm/percussive dance. Under the direction of Acia Gray, Tapestry presents an exciting and eclectic concert and outreach programs of tap dance, bringing the best of traditional to contemporary tap works (tied together with modern dance, body percussion and contemporary movement) to the stage. Tapestry shares common bonds while defying stereotypes in presenting accessible, unique, and sophisticated works. Tapestry celebrates universal values and always surprises their audiences with fresh dance experiences. When Tapestry performs, the excitement is shared by performers and viewers alike. Photo: Chris Caselli

contact
Acia Gray
4544 S. Lamar Blvd #250
Austin, TX  78745-1635

phone 512/474-9846; 512-695-6560
fax /
e-mail soulsfeet@me.com
public performance/concert $7000 - $10000
school performance $1500 - $4000
website http://www.tapestry.org/

 

Young Audiences of Houston

Young Audiences of Houston

***Artists covered by this listing are Stephen Bachicha, Marcy Bannor, Marsha Dorsey-Outlaw, Laura Gutierrez, Mark Ponder, and Priscilla Salisbury.*** For nearly 60 years, Young Audiences of Houston has educated and inspired children through creativity and the arts. Each year, Young Audiences of Houston reaches nearly 240,000 children through dance, music, theatre, and visual arts programming that aligns with the Texas state educational standards. Their roster includes individual professional artists who are trained to incorporate the arts into English, math, social studies, and science classrooms in unique and inspiring ways. Young Audiences of Houston offers flexible and customized fine arts workshops and professional development/in-service opportunities. All programs are highly interactive and incorporate key learning objectives that support students. Young Audiences of Houston plans to tour the Arts for Learning program. The program offers hands-on workshops which bring an individual artist to work with students in a more intimate and interactive setting. Classroom-sized audiences enable students to actively discover their own artistic potential, which enables workshops to be expanded into numerous sessions for multiple core-curriculum lessons. This collaborative approach allows the artist and students to work together through a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive approach to support student creativity.

contact
Mary Mettenbrink
4550 Post Oak Place, Suite 230
Houston, TX  77027

phone 713/520-9267
fax 713/552-0612
e-mail mary@yahouston.org
public performance/concert $250 - $1500
school performance $250 - $1500
optional service workshops $100 - $15000
website http://www.yahouston.org

 


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