ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET

SEPTEMBER 16 – 17, 2016 | DALLAS CITY PERFORMANCE HALL

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s bold vision, distinctive groundbreaking repertoire by the world’s most acclaimed choreographers and virtuoso dancers, has fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West. Fiercely talented and polished, ASFB is at once powerful and graceful. The company’s eclectic repertoire include works by Twyla Tharp, Moses Pendleton, William Forsythe, Nicolo Fonte and Jirí Kylián. ASFB is truly a gem in the international dance landscape and we welcome them back to Dallas and the TITAS Presents season.

If there’s a classically trained company of the future, it’s Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Boston Herald

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ESTAMPAS PORTEÑAS TANGO

OCTOBER 28 – 29, 2016 | DALLAS CITY PERFORMANCE HALL

Estampas Porteñas takes us on a magical tour of its customs and richly inventive language of music and dance!

Hilary Crampton, The Age, Australia

The Buenos Aires tango company, Estampas Porteñas Tango present their newest production, Deseos… Stories of longing and desire told through Argentine tango and music. A celebration of the greatest artistic elements of Argentina including the indomitable tango, the athletic malambo of the gauchos, and musical styles that range from the melancholic to celebratory. Estampas Porteñas Tango company was founded in Buenos Aires in 1997 by the distinguished dancer and choreographer Carolina Soler. To date, the company has performed in over 20 countries on ve continents and presented successful productions including Tango Fire, Tango Feeling, and Entre Tangos y Firuletes. We are honored to host the Dallas debut of Estampas Porteñas Tango.

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JESSICA LANG DANCE

8:00PM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016 | WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE

Virtuosic, harboring a maturity and commitment to their craft that few other troupes have…

Huffington Post

After being voted “Best of 2013” by TheaterJones, Jessica Lang Dance returns to Dallas with a program that includes a stunning new work created in collaboration with architect Steven Holl. Called “astonishing… superb… breathtaking… marvelous” by the Chicago Tribune,Tesseracts of Time showcases Lang’s company of dancers superbly and highlights her ability to create stunning imagery with her poetic choreography. Hailed as a “master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, Lang immerses audiences in the beauty of movement and music.

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PILOBOLUS

JANUARY 13 – 14, 2017 | DALLAS CITY PERFORMANCE HALL

An amazing spectacle of inventiveness!

Le Parisien

Following sold-out performances throughout Europe and Asia, Pilobolus’ Shadowland is now touring North America. A mix of shadow theater, dance, circus, and concert, Shadowland incorporates moving screens to create a performance experience that is full of magic and wonderment. Pilobolus’ Shadowland was the first show of its kind to combine shadow theater with dance and has since inspired many similar productions around the world. Pilobolus defines inventiveness and ingenuity. Whimsical and haunting, Shadowland and Pilobolus is a must-see-must-experience kind of performance. We are thrilled to have them back in the TITAS Presents season.

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BRIDGMAN|PACKER DANCE

JANUARY 27 – 28, 2017 | DALLAS CITY PERFORMANCE HALL

The boundary between reality and imagination is brilliantly blurred… Welcome to the future of dance.

Star Tribune, Minneapolis

Dance meets film meets virtual reality. Highly innovative and super cool, Bridgman|Packer epitomizes ingenuity and invention. Surprising, mesmerizing and remarkable barely begin to describe the highly unique blending of technology, stagecraft and dance that is the Bridgman|Packer performance experience. Their innovative work developing “Video Partnering”—the integration of live performance and video technology—has been acclaimed for its highly visual blending of the live and the virtual.

With the paintings of Edward Hopper as a point of departure, Voyeur bears witness to fragmented moments of private lives. TITAS Presents is excited to share these amazing artists with our audiences.

DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS

8:00PM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017 | WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE

It’s the humanity of his work that I find so moving, and so rare in today’s world…

The New York Observer

Doug Varone creates modern choreography that’s as accessible as it is sophisticated. This amazing group of dancers, all beautifully trained, bring a special “human-ness” quality to Varone’s choreography. From the smallest gesture to the most powerful movement, Doug Varone and Dancers reveals the subtle beauty and raw energy in everyday moments. The result is a performance that will draw you in, surprise you and take your breath away.

Award-winning choreographer and director Doug Varone works in dance, theater, opera, lm, television and fashion. By any measure, his work is extraordinary—not only for its emotional and technical depth, but also for its effortless adaptation to so many media. Doug Varone and Dancers is recognized for its vision, versatility, technical ability, storytelling, and sheer physicality. We are thrilled to have them back with TITAS Presents here at the Center.

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DIAVOLO

MARCH 10 – 11, 2017 | DALLAS CITY PERFORMANCE HALL

Fearless performers…Brilliant at making precisely coordinated feats look improvisational, even reckless.

Dallas Morning News

DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion® goes where no other company dares. The audacious and innovative company, led by Artistic Director Jacques Heim, returns to Dallas with its latest work of genius, L.O.S.T. [Losing One’s Self Temporarily]; Act 1: Passengers, Act 2: Cubicle.DIAVOLO’s large interactive sets and stunning athletics are always a TITAS Presents favorite. This highly anticipated return engagement is sure to sell out.

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ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

MARCH 31 – APRIL 1, 2017 | WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE

Possibly the most successful modern dance company on the planet.

New York Times

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues its reign as an American “cultural ambassador to the world”-having performed live for an estimated 25 million people in 48 states, 71 countries, and six continents. The gifted and gorgeous Ailey dancers infuse energy and emotion to classics and new works alike. Guided by the visionary artistic director Robert Battle, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater remains the nation’s leading modern dance company.

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CHE MALAMBO

APRIL 14 – 15, 2017 | DALLAS CITY PERFORMANCE HALL

The closing number may have surprised even the most seasoned dancegoers: a thrilling display of malambo.

New York Times

Argentina’s Che Malambo makes its Texas Debut with TITAS Presents. A “testosterone-fest” on stage, this amazing company brings an exciting, unique performance featuring precise footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and whirling boleadoras (lassos with stone on the end) to the Arts District. This powerhouse all-male company of 14 gauchos is directed by French choreographer and former ballet dancer, Gilles Brinas. Unlike anything in the TITASPresents season, Che Malambo is going to set the audience on fire! We welcome them to Texas.

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COMMAND PERFORMANCE 2017

7:00PM SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017 | WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE

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A mix of classical and modern dance… Awe inspiring, powerful and dazzling.

New York Times

Year after year, Command Performance delivers one of the most exciting and jaw-dropping performances of the year. Dynamic and unforgettable, this truly is world-class dance! Twelve artists from leading companies light up the stage with spectacular and surprising performances. It is the pyrotechnics of dance—the most exciting, innovative and beautiful works being performed today. Command Performance also showcases newly commissioned works created specifically for this gala performance; works by some of the world’s leading choreographers such as Twyla Tharp, Dwight Rhoden, Jessica Lang, Mia Michaels and Sonya Tayeh. A not-to-be-missed event!

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BALLET BC

8:00PM SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017 | WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE

Cultivating a new landscape of ballet…

New York Times

Dynamic, intelligent, passionate and artistic sophistication are the hallmarks of this extraordinary company from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Ballet BC has a remarkable repertoire of works by the world’s leading contemporary choreographers including Crystal Pite, Cayetano Soto, William Forsythe, Itzik Galili, Jorma Elo among others. This company has taken the world stage by storm and has established itself as the company to watch.

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