Tag Archives: Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Dallas DanceFest Profile: Indique Dance Company

Indique Dance Company co-founder Sarita Venkatraman talks about the city’s growing Indian dance community and partaking in the reinvigorated Dallas DanceFest this weekend. Dallas — From far away the Dallas dancescape appears to consist mostly of ballet and modern dance … Continue reading

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Dance Council of North Texas Announces 2014 Honorees

The Dance Council of North Texas recognizes the accomplishments of Nita Braun, Suzie Jary, Beth Wortley, Joe Cutaia and Ann Briggs-Cutaia, Dylis Croman and Buster Cooper. Dallas — Every year the Dance Council of North Texas selects five individuals whose excellence in education, … Continue reading

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Dream Maker

Ann Williams reflects on her time as artistic director of Dallas Black Dance Theatre, the company’s impact on the Dallas community and her plans for the future. Dallas — Teacher. Mentor. Dream maker. These are only a few of the titles … Continue reading

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Preview: Dallas Black Dance Theatre Spring Celebration

Christopher Vo pushes Dallas Black Dance Theatre mentally in his new work touch (listen), part of the company’s Spring Celebration, honoring the legacy of Ann Williams. Dallas – “Remember guys, calm, easy and mindful,” says choreographer Christopher Vo to the members of Dallas … Continue reading

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Southern Charm

Hundreds of ballerinas from Texas and neighboring states took part in the 2014 Regional Dance America/Southwest Festival at the Eisemann Center in Richardson. Richardson — A lone dancer dressed in country western wear (fringe top, black bottoms and cowboy hat) executes … Continue reading

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Molding Bodies

Meadows Prize winner Jawole Willa Jo Zollar on collaborating with Southern Methodist University dance students and celebrating 30 years of her company, Urban Bush Women. Dallas — Choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar was recently in Dallas at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of … Continue reading

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TACA Announces 2014 Grant Recipients

Dallas – At the Wyly Theatre on Monday night, The Arts Community Alliance (TACA) handed out a total of $1.3 million to 46 arts groups, the most money TACA has given to local arts organizations in its history. Avant Chamber Ballet, Bruce … Continue reading

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A Look Back on 2013

2013 was full of big surprises for me both personally and professionally. First, my husband and I welcomed our first child, a baby girl named Evelyn, on June 1. (She already has perfect turn out.) My husband and I are … Continue reading

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DC Honors This Sunday

Dance Council of North Texas Honors is This Sunday! Don’t forget the 2013 Dance Council Honors is this Sunday, Sept. 29 at Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT). Honorees include Ann Etgen and Bill Atkinson, Nycole Ray, Solomon Espie, Sharen Bradford … Continue reading

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Ann Williams of DBDT to Retire

WOW! I take a couple of months off to have a baby and I miss big news like this. Sorry for the delay. I spoke to Ms Williams back in February (Click here to read my Q&A) and she kind … Continue reading

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