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Walter’s World: Dallas Black Dance Theatre- New York Season
By Walter Rutledge
(Harlem World – published March 19, 2014)

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre returned to New York for a three-day four-performance season at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. This is the third consecutive year that the company has performed in New York and the eleven-member ensemble, under the direction of founder and artistic director Ann M. Williams, presented six works by new and emerging choreographers. The diverse works spoke in many dance dialects, but shared one common language;

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The Dallas Black Dance Theatre's annual Cultural Awareness Cultural Series offers a range of interesting premieres and beautiful revivals
By Margaret Putnam
(Theater Jones- published Sunday, February 9, 2014)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre took a serious turn in its annual Cultural Awareness Series Friday night, performed at the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Wyly Theatre for Black History Month. The works ranged from brilliant to moderately interesting, with the best sandwiched in between.

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Dance review: Dallas Black Dance Theatre signals civil rights theme with projected imagery
By Manuel Mendoza
(Dallas Morning News – published Saturday, February 8, 2014)

Choreography alone didn’t carry the evening’s civil rights theme when Dallas Black Dance Theatre paid tribute Friday to Nelson Mandela, Cesar Chavez and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a pair of premieres.

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Dance review: Dallas Black Dance Theatre blends historic, emerging works
By Julinda Lewis
(Times Dispatch, Richmond – published September 22, 1013)

Now in its 37th season, the company has grown into a multiethnic troupe that offers a diverse repertory ranging from such historic dances as Asadata Dafora’s “Awassa Astrige” to the works of emerging young choreographers.

Friday night’s program, the first of two nights in Richmond, was sold-out. The enthusiastically supportive audience reflected a cross section of the community…

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There’s More than Alvin Ailey: Dallas Black Dance Theatre again proves its place in contemporary dance.
By Rebecca Ritzel
(Washington Post – published April 28, 2013)

Tickets to see Dallas Black Dance Theatre perform at the Publick Playhouse are a fraction of what it costs to see Alvin Ailey at the Kennedy Center, but never assume this Texas-based troupe offers a fraction of the talent. Dallas Black Dance Theatre performed in Cheverly for the 10th straight year this weekend, lighting up a crowd that knows the dancers so well, they cheer with every pelvic thrust.

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