In March, I sat down with Broadway dancer and native Texan Kurt Froman to talk Billy Elliot, which opens Wednesday at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. In an empty Winspear Opera House with a crew building a set behind us, we talked dancer-to-dancer about the ins-and-outs of our career choice in a place more comfortable than both of our homes – a stage.
He’s danced with New York City Ballet and Twyla Tharp, and his choreography has won national acclaim. But his own company closed down in 2006. Now Bruce Wood, North Texas’ leading contemporary choreographer, is starting over – in Dallas’ Arts District.
The Fort Worth native discusses his latest endeavor, the Bruce Wood Dance Project.
Guest blogger Danielle Georgiou reviews the premiere of “Nina Simone Project” and other works presented in the company’s Spring Celebration Series, which runs through Sunday.
For the occasion, we offer this rare footage of the late, great Gregory Hines in action — fluid, joyful and seemingly effortless.
Today in the roundup: DBDT pays tribute to Nina Simone, plus two big benefits to being a musician.
North Texas arts organizations received 10 grants from the National Endowment for the Arts — for a total of $275,000. The projects supported include tours to small towns in Texas, better online access, stilt dancing and a Genghis Khan exhibition.
TITAS commissioned the dance “Testament” from Complexions Contemporary Ballet. It debuted last weekend. How’d it go? Guest blogger Danielle Georgiou weighs in.
No director has staged two, back-to-back mainstage shows at the Dallas Theater Center in 25 years (if we exclude ‘Christmas Carols’). Joel Ferrell not only did it, he did it with two of the DTC’s best productions recently: ‘Dividing the Estate’ and now, ‘Cabaret.’
This is swing dance as a form of brilliant, rhythmic, physical assault.