6 o'Clock Dance Theatre presents Glance Back, Fall Forward
6 o’Clock Dance Theatre will present its 2019 Spring Concert: Glance Back, Fall Forward. The concert will feature four new works and three returning pieces from the company’s signature repertoire. The concert will be highlighted by the World Premiere of In The Mind of Athena, an excerpt of which was previewed during Dallas’ Heart & Soul Festival in September.
Also premiering is Certitude, a full company work choreographed by Dallas Black Dance Theatre company veteran Claude Alexander III. The piece will mark the second time that Alexander has worked with 6 o’Clock Dance Theatre, only this time as a guest choreographer rather than guest dancer. The new choreographic work follows the success of his Face What’s Facing You, a work North Texas dance journalists listed among their favorite performances of 2018.
While contemporary dance has taken many forms since the explosion of modern dance in the early 1900s, Ingram says contemporary dance choreographers must find a delicate balance of stretching classical ballet without losing the necessity of its fundamentals. And this spring concert strives for that balance.