Dark Circles to Present an Evening of World Premieres

DCCD Guest Choreographer Louis Acquisto. Photo: Courtesy of DCCD
DCCD Guest Choreographer Louis Acquisto. Photo: Courtesy of DCCD

Press Release:

Internationally Acclaimed Dance Group Explores Themes of Love!

DALLAS — Join Dark Circles Contemporary Dance (DCCD) for White Day. The evening will feature the dancers of DCCD in three world premiere dance works including ‘Marshmallow’ and ‘White Day’ by Artistic Director Joshua L. Peugh and a commissioned work by San Francisco-based guest choreographer Louis Acquisto.

Performances are Thursday, March 13 – Saturday, March 15 at 8:00 PM at the intimate Hardy and Betty Sanders Theatre in Fort Worth. Reserved tickets are $20 and student tickets are $12.

Last spring, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance (DCCD) launched a new branch in the U.S.A. The company’s self-titled premiere program was included in the Dallas Morning News, Star-Telegram, and TheaterJones’ lists of best dance performances of 2013. Over the past four years, DCCD has created and produced over twenty original, award-winning works and performed in seven countries.

DCCD Dancer Dexter Green. Photo: Sergio Garcia
DCCD Dancer Dexter Green. Photo: Sergio Garcia

Artistic Director Joshua L. Peugh’s new work is a two-part dance inspired by White Day, a holiday celebrated in Japan and Korea on March fourteenth as a response to Valentine’s Day. The first part entitled ‘Marshmallow’ was influenced by the fantasy and well-observed humanity of Japanese anime and includes music from the Studio Ghibli film ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ by popular Japanese animation composer Joe Hisaishi.

The second part—White Day—features the music of another Japanese composer: Ryuichi Sakamoto, and looks at the more intimate and complicated side of the lovers’ holiday through hip-hop infused movement.

Rounding out the program is a new work commissioned by DCCD from choreographer Louis Acquisto. Acquisto, a former dancer with New York’s Amy Marshall Dance Company and an alumnus of Southern Methodist University, deals with fear and loneliness. Using Stevie Ray Vaughn’s “Life By The Drop” as a centerpiece, Acquisto’s athletic, floor-based modern dance movement highlights the company’s strengths.


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