Drumming up a night of celebration
by MANUEL MENDOZA
(Dallas Morning News, Page 6E)
Published Monday, October 10, 2011
One of the final sections of this weekend's DanceAfrica show was called "The Celebration," but the entire performance could have carried that label.
Spirits Lifted; Dallas Black Dance Theatre makes a joyful noise with its annual DanceAfrica Festival.
by Margaret Putnam
Published Saturday, October 8, 2011
DanceAfrica Festival presented by Dallas Black Dance Theatre review
Only someone in a very dark mood could resist the exuberance emanating Friday night from DanceAfrica, the annual homage Dallas Black Dance Theatre pays to its African roots.
Dance Review: "Spring Celebration" Makes Room For Drama, Virtuosity, and Sex Appeal
by Danna Reubin
Published Thursday, May 26th, 2011
The Dallas Black Dance Theater's "Spring Celebration Series" was one of those performances that keeps tossing about your mind after the curtain has dropped. There was such a dramatic flair and athletic vigor to the performance by a company that continually manages to find strength by mixing both experienced dancers and young, vibrant talents.
Dallas Black Dance Theatre closes its season on a high note, with a premiere of a work set to Nina Simone songs.
by Cheryl Callon
Published Thursday, May 26, 2011
Come wondering, sit and be awed, leave inspired. Dallas Black Dance Theatre closes its season at AT&T Performing Arts Center's Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre with the annual Spring Celebration Series, which included four dances from their repertoire, one premiere, and two pieces by special guest Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theatre.
Edge of Simplicity
Dallas Black Dance Theatre closes the year on a strong note.
by Margaret Putnam
Published Thursday, December 9, 2010
There is simple, and there is simple. The best choreographers know how to use simplicity to good effect, layering if with nuance and surprise.
There's Nothing Frigid About Dallas Black Dance Theater's Hot and Steamy "Winter Series"
By Danna Reubin December 9th, 2010 9:19am
December is often a single-toned time for dance fans, as the choices are generally limited to yet more performances of "The Nutcracker". This week however, there's a little spice injected into Dallas dance scene with Dallas Black Dance Theater's Winter Series performances at the Wyly December 8th through the 12th.
Dallas Black Dance Theatre journeys to African beginnings in a spirited performance.
by Danielle Georgiou
Published Saturday, October 9, 2010
Sub-Saharan Africa was transported into the Majestic Theatre Friday night as Dallas Black Dance Theatre partnered with the Bandan Koro African Dance and Drum Ensemble and Illstyle & Peace Productions, for DanceAfrica Dallas 2010.
Dance review: Dallas Black Dance Theatre's annual DanceAfrica celebration mixes ancient with contemporary
By MANUEL MENDOZA / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News
Published 07:20 PM CDT on Saturday, October 9, 2010
A new Dallas performance group takes its name from the tradition in many West African communities of villagers gathering under a baobab tree to bond. This weekend, the year-old Bandan Koro African dance and drum ensemble translated that tradition into a powerful display of musicianship and movement for the concert stage.
Dance review: Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Saturday, May 22, 2010
by MANUEL MENDOZA / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News
With a considerable assist from Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dallas Black Dance Theatre's signature eclecticism is enjoying an especially vibrant showcase during the company's season-closing performances ...
Tango and Sass
Dallas Black Dance Theatre closes its first season in the Wyly Theatre with a powerful showcase.
by Margaret Putnam
Published Thursday, May 20, 2010
The war of the sexes never ends, but with Dallas Black Dance Theatre at least the combatants are on equal footing, with the power shifting this way, and then that ...