The forthcoming 2015-2016 TITAS Presents season at AT&T Performing Arts Center is full of Dallas debuts and legendary choreographers. Dubbed "Breaking Normal," it features 10 regular season shows and one special event.
Of the 10 regular season performances, nine of them are new to Dallas, providing some fresh blood for performing arts patrons to enjoy. Everything takes place at Winspear Opera House or Dallas City Performance Hall.
The season kicks off September 18 and 19 with the previously announced Twyla Tharp Dance 50th Anniversary Tour. It was co-commissioned by TITAS Presents and debuts in Dallas. No particulars have emerged, but because it's coming from the dance legend, it's sure to be spectacular.
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion makes its Dallas debut on October 29 and 30. Labeled as "urban funk meets modern dance," this is a world premiere for the troupe, choreographed by MacArthur "Genius" Award recipient Kyle Abraham.
Akram Khan Dance Company comes to Dallas City Performance Hall on November 6 and 7. The British-born Khan, whose family is from Bangladesh, is known for choreographing work that takes the audience to new and unexpected places through human themes and exploration. This performance, titled "Kaash," is a collaboration with famed artist Anish Kapoor and composer Nitin Sawhney.
BodyTraffic, performing January 22, 2016, at Winspear Opera House, starts the new year in style. In just three short years, the troupe has garnered much attention in the dance world thanks to its stylized and confident performances, not to mention work by some of the world's most sought-after choreographers.
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan debuts on February 5, 2016, at Winspear Opera House in a collaboration with the Crow Collection of Asian Art. The performance, titled "Rice," features dancers trained in Qi Gong and internal martial arts enacting a human drama parallel to the life cycle of rice.
All-male company BalletBoyz puts on a debut performance on February 13, 2016, at Winspear Opera House. Their work has been hailed as original and innovative, and their founders, Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, have been credited with making dance accessible to a wider audience through their stage and television work.
The French duo Mr. & Mme Revé, aka Mr. & Mrs. Dream, debut a dreamlike performance on March 18 and 19, 2016, at Dallas City Performance Hall. The two dancers use virtual reality backgrounds, like a claustrophobic home or a mountain landscape, to create a 3D environment that morphs before your eyes.
March will be French month, as La Compagnie Hervé Koubi Dance makes its debut on March 25 and 26, 2016, at Dallas City Performance Hall. As choreographed by Koubi, the performance by 12 male Algerian and West African dancers combines capoeira, martial arts, urban and contemporary dance to seemingly defy gravity.
Canadian troupe Kidd Pivot Dance Company debuts a new work on April 21 and 22, 2016, at Dallas City Performance Hall. Using movement, original music, text and rich visual design, their newest work, "Betroffenheit," is said to be an innovative, boundary-stretching hybrid of theater and dance.
TITAS' annual Command Performance Gala takes place May 7, 2016, at Winspear Opera House. Twelve artists from leading companies command the stage in a night that also showcases newly commissioned works created specifically for the gala performance.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet, comprising 16 dancers of different ethnic and dance backgrounds, wraps up the season on May 21, 2016, at Winspear Opera House. The performance features new works and complex, rich choreography.
Tickets for TITAS Presents regular season performances begin at $12. Performance tickets to TITAS Presents Command Performance also begin at $12. TITAS Presents subscribers receive discounted pricing depending on the number of shows they purchase and priority seating.
Currently, patrons may purchase either the full season subscription or a minimum of six titles on a flex-subscription plan. Individual tickets, should they remain available after subscription sales, will be made available at a later date.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.attpac.org/titas, by phone at 214-880-0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center information center at 2353 Flora St.