Doug Varone and Dancers (September 29, 2012)
Doug Varone and Dancers creates modern
choreography that is as accessible as it is groundbreaking.
The renowned company relies on its technical and physical
prowess to keep audiences engaged and energized as they
explore the complexities of the human spirit. From the smallest
gesture to the most powerful bursts of 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 and delight you, challenge and reward you—
and take your breath away.
Award-winning choreographer and director Doug Varone works
in dance, theater, opera, film, television and fashion. By any
measure, his work is extraordinary—not only for its emotional
depth and kinetic breadth, but also for its effortless adaptation
to so many media. As a company, Doug Varone and Dancers is
recognized for its vision, versatility, technical ability, storytelling,
and sheer physicality.
Stephen Petronio Company ( November 16, 2012)
Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Stephen Petronio is widely regarded as one of the
leading dance-makers of his generation. Music, visual arts and fashion collide in a dazzling scene for the senses. Petronio has worked with some of the most provocative composers, visual artists and fashion designers in the world—including Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Michael Nyman, Cindy Sherman, Anish Kapoor, Donald Baechler, Rachel Roy and Manolo. Since their founding in 1984, Stephen Petronio Company has performed in 26 countries. The troupe boasts 35 New York City engagements, including an impressive 15 seasons at The Joyce Theater.
TITAS welcomes Stephen Petronio Company to the Winspear Opera House for their debut
Dallas appearance. With an evening that pushes visual and technical boundaries, their
spellbinding choreography and distinctive style blurs the lines between performance and art.
The Joffrey Ballet (January 18-19 2013)
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of Nijinsky’s iconic Le Sacre du Printemps (Rite of Spring), TITAS and the Joffrey are proud to present this classical masterpiece—complete with its original choreography. The Joffrey Ballet has been hailed as “America’s Company of Firsts.” Among their long list of notable performances: first dance company to perform at the White House (at the invitation of Jacqueline Kennedy), first to appear on television, first American company to visit Russia, first to commission a rock ‘n’ roll ballet, first (and only) dance company to appear on the cover of Time magazine, and the first company featured as the subject of a major motion picture (Robert
Altman’s “The Company”). Founded in 1956 by visionary dancer, teacher, choreographer Robert Joffrey, The Joffrey Ballet is known for its unique, inclusive perspective on dance. The company, the audiences and the repertoire reflect America’s rich diversity through story ballets, reconstructions of masterpieces and contemporary works.
Guided by celebrated choreographer Gerald Arpino from 1988 until 2007, and now thriving under Artistic Director Ashley C. Wheater and Executive Director Christopher Clinton Conway, the Joffrey Ballet is one of America’s most recognizable arts institutions—and one of the top dance companies in the world. This season, TITAS and the AT&T Performing Arts Center are proud to welcome The Joffrey Ballet back to Dallas after a 20-year absence.