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I N N OVAT I V E
Inspired, Innovative, Intriguing – This is what makes TITAS Presents so fascinating. Dance is a curious art form. Athletic, difficult, luscious, cultural, beautiful, entertaining and awe-inspiring – each audience member experiences it differently. Time and time again, this is what
I hear from audience members. First time audience members had no
idea dance was so cool, something our longtime subscribers have
always known. For 35 years, TITAS Presents has presented the coolest, the most innovative, diverse, the most remarkable dance artists touring the world today.
The 2017/2018 season won’t disappoint. We have assembled a season
of established companies, international companies and maverick companies that are blazing new paths in what and how we perceive dance. Funny, stunning, inspiring and exciting, we proudly present
a season of nine extraordinary dance companies from four different
countries, three of which are making their debut appearances in Dallas.
Thank you for being a part of another year of breathtaking performances,
and thank you for actively engaging in the arts and for being a part of
the TITAS Presents and AT&T Performing Arts Center family.
What we do together, truly does make a difference.
Charles Santos Executive Director / Artistic Director
Cover: Compagnie Hervé Koubi, Photo by Stéphane Chazelon
August 31 2017 I Winspear Opera House
B A L L E T H I S PÁ N I C O
September 15.16 2017 I Dallas City Performance Hall
I S R A E L’ S
KIBBUTZ CONTEMPORARY DA N C E C O M PA N Y October 27.28 2017 I Dallas City Performance Hall
C U B A’ S
M A L PA S O
November 10.11 2017 I Dallas City Performance Hall
C O M PAG N I E H E R V É KO U B I
January 20 2018 I Winspear Opera House
LUCK Y PLUSH PRODUCTIONS March 09.10 2018 I Dallas City Performance Hall
L.A. DANCE PROJECT
March 30.31 2018 I Dallas City Performance Hall
ALONZO KING LINES BALLET June 09 2018 I Winspear Opera House
PA R S O N S DA N C E June 30 2018 I Winspear Opera House
COMMAND PERFORMANCE May 05 2018 I Winspear Opera House
TICKETING / SUBSCRIPTION I N F O R M AT I O N
M O M I X If Salvador Dali and Leonardo da Vinci were inspired by National Geographic you’d get Opus Cactus, Moses Pendleton’s amazing evening-length work about the desert world. With their signature dance illusion style, MOMIX explores the mysterious creatures and cacti of the desert. Surreal, wondrous and massively creative, there’s nothing like the MOMIX performance experience. If you’ve always wondered about dance, MOMIX is the ticket. Grab your family, friends and BFF – this is the show to see!
Opus Cactus, Photo by Max Pucciariello
Opus Cactus, Photo by Sharen Bradford – The Dancing Image
“…with its wit, beauty and sheer physical daring…there are enough of those patented MOMIX moments when your eyes forget to blink and your breath forgets to come out.”
– Sylviane Gold, Newsday
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B A L L E T
H I S PÁ
Bravura, Cultura Latina y Pasión Latina – Ballet Hispánico has stepped into the limelight of internationally touring dance companies. Stunning dancers, latino choreographers with luscious choreography, the company fuses Latin dance with classical and contemporary techniques creating a new style of concert dance where theatricality and passion propel every move. The choreographers represent rich Latino cultures and nationalities including Venezuela, Cuba, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia. We are thrilled to have Ballet Hispánico for the first time in a TITAS Presents season.
N I C O
Tango Vitrola, Photo by Paula Lobo
Club Havana, Photo by Paula Lobo
“A sensuous and sass-filled program… shows off the
astonishingly diversified talents of this excellent troupe.”
– Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs
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K I B B U T Z C O N T E M P O R A D A N C E
C O M P A N Y
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Powerful and unrestrained cannot begin to describe the impact of Rami Be’er’s choreography on
One of the top touring dance companies in the
world today, unique, potent and unforgettable, Be’er’s works are one of Israel’s most exciting cultural
performance is to sit on the edge of your seat the entire performance.
Horses in the Sky, Photo by Eyal Hirsch
Horses in the Sky, Photo by Eyal Hirsch
“Be’er never disappoints! He knows exactly how to
capture his audience’s interest, and skillfully masters all the secrets of the stage.” – Habama 7
C U B A ' S
M A L P A S O Indomitable Waltz, Photo by Judy Ondrey
Indomitable Waltz, Photo by Judy Ondrey
Havana, Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company has brought Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st Century. Founded in 2012, in only five short years the world has fallen in love with Cuba’s Malpaso! With a bold repertoire of Cuban and American choreographic works, this company has captured the dance world’s attention. Cuba takes center stage with Malpaso's Dallas debut with TITAS Presents.
“The work is a non-stop
barrage of fluid movement.” – Kathleen Smith, now Toronto
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F R A N C E ' S
CO MPAGNIE HER V Ã‰ KO U BI
Les Nuits Barbares, Photo by Nathalie Sternalski
Two years ago, Compagnie Hervé Koubi debuted in Dallas with TITAS Presents and struck the audience speechless, that is until the standing ovation. A French male company with Algerian dancers, they are unique in our season. Fearless, powerful and masculine beyond belief, Hervé Koubi is a stunningly beautiful dance company. This exceptional company of men will once again demand awe from the audience, and they’ll get it.
Les Nuits Barbares, Photo by Michael Cavalca
“[Hervé Koubi] had a trancelike hold
on the audience: glacially slow at times, whirlwind fast at other times, and always mesmerizing.” – Theater Jones, Dallas
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Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip, Photo by William Frederking
LUCKY PLUSH PRODUCTIONS A group of washed-up super heroes join forces to create a nonprofit think tank but get caught up in the politics of branding and group dynamics. Fighting evil ain’t what it used to be. This is the basis for Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip, Lucky Plush’s newest creation. Funny, smart and thought provoking, Lucky Plush is a breath of fresh air in the dance world. They’re going to quickly become a TITAS favorite!
Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip, Photo by Cheryl Mann Design, Alex Brenneman
“In between these chaotic but somehow connected bits
of lives, the dancers move beautifully, athletically and in equally improbable and choreographed configurations… What a wonderful, improbable, brilliantly timed piece of theater.” – Jaime Robles, repeatperformances.org
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L.A. Dance Project exudes an impressively high-wattage confidence.”
– Judith Mackrell, The Guardian
Quintett, Photo by Ryan Schune
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Heats & Arrows, Photo by Shayna Batya
DANCE PROJECT The brainchild of famed dancer/choreographer Benjamin Millepied, L.A. Dance Project, in five short years, has toured 11 countries and 34 cities and has established itself as a force to be reckoned with. Great dancers, bold artistic vision and stunning choreography have established L.A. Dance Project as one of the most exciting new companies to burst onto the scene. We welcome L.A. Dance Project in their Dallas Debut.
ALONZO KING LINES BALLET Luscious, impeccable technique, stunning dancers and powerfully visual works are what make Alonzo King LINES Ballet so special. Rich themes built with a special commitment to cultural collaboration, Alonzo King creates works that enthrall audiences and draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. Crazy beautiful and glorious on stage, this is a must see company and performance experience.
“Alonzo King is one of the
few bona fide visionaries in the ballet world today.” – The San Francisco Chronicle
Adji Cissoko, Photo by RJ Muna
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Resin, Photo by Sharen Bradford – The Dancing Image
PARSONS DANCE Exuberant, Virtuosic, Sexy. Parsons Dance is everything that is right about American modern dance. Innovative, exuberant and gifted, this company always delivers. Their bold, joyous and athletic movement has solidified them as one of the worldâ€™s leading modern dance companies. Stunning works, like the iconic Caught, exemplify this companyâ€™s innovation and huge audience appeal. We welcome them back to Dallas!
Photo by Lois Greenfield
Photo by Lois Greenfield
“It does not take long to see why Parsons and his
company are one of the hottest tickets in contemporary American dance.” – Clive Barnes, New York Post
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Fabrice Calmels and Christie “Beckanne” Sisk, Light Rain, 2016 Command Performance, Photo by Sharen Bradford – The Dancing Image
COMMAND PER FORMANCE Jaw-dropping and awe-Inspiring, Command Performance always delivers one of the most exciting performances of the year. Dynamic and unforgettable, this is world-class dance! Twelve artists from leading companies light up the stage with spectacular and unexpected performances. It is the pyrotechnics of dance—the most exciting, innovative and beautiful works being performed today. Command Performance also features TITAS Presents commissioned works created specifically for this gala performance; works by some of the world’s leading choreographers such as Twyla Tharp, Dwight Rhoden, Jessica Lang, Mia Michaels, Sonya Tayeh and Bridget L. Moore. Truly a not-to-be-missed event!
Mason Manning, Growth (A Part of a Bigger Picture), 2012 Command Performance, Photo by Sharen Bradford – The Dancing Image
“A mix of classical and modern dance… Awe inspiring,
powerful and dazzling.”
– The Dallas Morning News
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T I TA S P R E S E N T S
CROSSROA DS COMMUNIT Y ENGAGEMENT
E D U C AT I O N A
Audience engagement, learning and cultural investment are at the center of TITAS Presentsâ€™ CROSSROADS programming. Always fun and engaging, we make direct-access learning available to the public. Post-performance Q&Aâ€™s, Master Classes, Lecture/Demonstrations, Student Matinees and the beloved Big Barre outdoor classes are at the core of what we make possible. Additionally, TITAS Presents is committed to making new work possible. TITAS has commissioned over a dozen new works that are currently touring the world in four different companies. Come and experience what makes dance cool. Made possible with funding from
Sonya Tehya Master Class, Photo by Charles Santos
Big Barre, Photo by Sharen Bradford – The Dancing Image
COMMISSIONING PROJECTS Big Barre, Photo by Sharen Bradford – The Dancing Image
S U B S C R I B E T O D A Y Secure your seats for all 9 world-class performances in the TITAS Presents 2017/2018 Season, and enjoy great subscriber benefits including: • SAVE •
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FLE X SUBSCRI P TI O NS In addition to a full-season subscription, you may choose between 6 and 8 titles and still qualify to receive up to 15% off single ticket prices. Please call the Box Office at 214.880.0202 for more information.
TITA S PRE SENT S CO M M AN D PERFO RM AN CE Subscribers get priority seating for TITAS Presents’ annual Command Performance. See page 20 for event information. See next page for pricing options. For TITAS Gala dinner information, call 214.978.2855.
C H O OS E YO U R S E AT I N G L E V EL In addition to our regular home at the incomparable Winspear Opera House, this season TITAS Presents will feature five dance companies at the Dallas City Performance Hall. To subscribe, just pick your seating level in both the Winspear Opera House and Dallas City Performance Hall. Winspear Opera House Sections
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Published on Mar 30, 2017
Inspired, Innovative, Intriguing – This is what makes TITAS Presents so fascinating. Dance is a curious art form. Athletic, difficult, lusci...