Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Legacy Performance Series: Bodies as Site of Faith and Protest

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Bodies as Site of Faith and Protest
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Dallas Black Dance Theatre will launches its Legacy Performance Series, featuring art that replicates life, with Bodies as Site of Faith and Protest. The mesmerizing, powerful words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “We Shall Overcome” speech come to life in the work, choreographed by Tommie-Waheed Evans.

The work, which made its Dallas premiere in 2018, will be the focal point for a virtual experience. The live Zoom experience allows the audience to engage with the choreographer and dancers in real time.

Bodies as Site of Faith and Protest explores the idea of bodies uniting in protest through faith. The dance takes on added theatrics as the dancers sing, with DBDT principal Claude Alexander III leading a cappella songs during the performance.

The Legacy Performance Series virtual experience will run the full ballet from DBDT's 2018 premiere. Evans will speak about his timely work, which reflects national historical times and is relevant today. In addition to behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage, DBDT dancers will candidly share their perspectives about the process and journey to performing this work.

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