TITAS 2021-2022 Season Brochure

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2021:22

TITAS ‘LIVE’ IS BACK


Dear Patrons, DETERMINED AND GRATEFUL – This is how we feel at TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND as we return to ‘LIVE’ performances. Commitment, Innovation and Curation is what sets TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND apart. Dance is such a special art form. Athletic, inspiring and surprising – Time and time again, these are the words we hear from audience members. For four decades, TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND presents the most innovative and remarkable dance artists touring the world today. First-time audience members say they had no idea dance was so cool, something our longtime subscribers have always known. As we leave the fog of lock-down and we return to live performances, the 2021:22 season won’t disappoint. Creative, soulful and breathtaking imagery makes this a very special season of dance companies. We proudly return to the LIVE experience with a season of seven extraordinary companies from Canada and the United States. It is a season rich in creativity and soul-stirring performances. Success is rooted in collaboration. Together, TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND and the AT&T Performing Arts Center are dedicated to “safely” cultivating talent, new work, and advancing the Arts in our ever-expanding cultural landscape. We are committed to supporting a collaborative community that fosters the creative process. We are building Blended Audiences by bringing the world to Dallas. Thank you for actively engaging in the Arts, and for being a part of the TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND and AT&T Performing Arts Center families. Finally, this season we introduce our new series within a series, TITAS/UNFILTERED. This series has the tagline, "If you're easily offended, don't come." We recognized that not all art is for everyone, but our audience needs to have the option to see great art that might be somewhat controversial. Our UNFILTERED series is dedicated to "Risk," and we are thrilled to add these more progressive works to our profile. What we do together, truly does make a difference.

Charles Santos Executive Director / Artistic Director

Cover: Courtesy of MOMIX - Alice

Photo by Brian Guilliaux

Sincerely,


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MOMIX

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DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS

September 17.18 2021 October 22.23 2021 DEBUT

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RUBBERBAND Canada

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BALLET HISPANICO

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A.I.M by KYLE ABRAHAM

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November 12.13 2021 January 14 2022 March 04.05 2022 DEBUT

COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD Canada

April 08.09 2022

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COMMAND PERFORMANCE

April 23 2022 DEBUT

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BalletX

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TICKETING/SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

June 03.04 2022

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MOMIX

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ALICE

In timely fashion, we start our season walking through the Looking Glass. MOMIX, celebrating their 40th Anniversary, brings their fantastical ALICE to Dallas. Having only toured internationally, ALICE was to make its first U.S. tour in the fall of 2020, then came the lock down. TITAS is thrilled and honored to present this extraordinary work and company as we return to 'LIVE' performances. "I don't intend to retell the story, but to use it as a taking off point for invention," says famed MOMIX director Moses Pendleton. One of America’s most wildly creative companies, MOMIX is recognized worldwide as a maverick of creativity and invention. Pendleton’s latest work takes the audience on a fun adventure with Lewis Carroll’s most beloved character, Alice. Join TITAS, MOMIX-STYLE, with the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts and even the Caterpillar as we launch the 2021:22 TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND Season!

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Alice by MOMIX is a triumph of imagination, illusions, and special effects. Fran cesca M aro t t o,

Photos courtesy of MOMIX - ALICE

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DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS Doug Varone creates modern choreography that is as accessible as it is sophisticated. These amazing dancers bring a special “human-ness” to Varone’s choreography. From the smallest gesture to the most powerful movement, Doug Varone and Dancers revels in the subtle beauty and raw energy in everyday moments. The work draws you in, surprises you, and takes you on a journey. Doug Varone took the famed Bernstein West Side Story music and created SOMEWHERE, something truly magical. An amazing work, to very familiar music, it’s a surprisingly fresh approach to music we all know and carry in our hearts. The magic happens when the audience lets go of preconceived images and storylines and experiences the gorgeous music and pure movement that creates a stunning reinterpretation of this iconic music. Varone is a master, and we are thrilled to have them back in Dallas.

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SOMEWHERE, Photo by David Bazemore

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SOMEWHERE seems destined to become a classic work of contemporary dance.

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DEBUT

RUBBERBAND Canada

Founded in 2002 by Victor Quijada, RUBBERBAND immediately imposed itself in Canada and abroad as an explosive one-of-a-kind troupe. In 15 years, RUBBERBAND has not only redefined breakdance, but it has opened the way for new creators fascinated by this dance form. Victor Quijada continues with his extraordinary dance works, this time with 10 irrepressible dancers, a DJ, and a wide-open venue. Athletic, exciting and inventive, the evening-length work Ever So Slightly explores behavioral mechanisms and the reflexes we develop every day dealing with the world around us. We are thrilled they are making their Texas debut in Dallas with TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND.

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Quijada's choreography blurs hard egdes of breaking with contemporary sensibility, boasting delectably clever partnering and buoyant musicality.

RUBBERBAND; Photo by Mat Doyon

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A sensuous and sass-filled program …shows off the astonishingly diversified talents of this excellent troupe.

Catorce Dieciseis, Photo by Paula Lobo

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BALLET HISPÁNICO 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 are at the core. The choreographers represent rich Latinx cultures and nationalities including Venezuela, Cuba, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia. We are thrilled to have Ballet Hispánico back in Dallas on their 50th anniversary tour.

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Ballet Hispanico in Linea Recta, Photo by Paula Lobo

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You feel the movements sensuous, weighty - rippling out from deep in the dancers’ bodies.

An Untitled Love - Catherine Ellis Kirk, Photo by Carrie Schneider

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A.I.M by KYLE ABRAHAM Bold, refreshing and completely relevant, An Untitled Love is Kyle Abraham’s newest evening-length work. Music by Grammy Award-winning R&B legend D’Angelo, this highly entertaining and captivating work celebrates culture, family and community. “As part of my extended exploration of personal identity through movement, it feels important for me to dive into a process that explores and celebrates that unity and that love, in all its facets.” -Kyle Abraham

Amazing music, amazing dancing, this will be a highlight

An Untitled Love - Javon James, Rakeem Hardy, Donovan Reed, Photo by Carrie Schneider

of the season and an immediate TITAS Favorite.

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DEBUT

COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD Canada

Marie Chouinard’s JÉRÔME BOSCH: LE JARDIN DES DÉLICES (Garden of Earthly Delights) is so stunning it’s shocking. Watching Chouinard’s Garden of Earthly Delights is to step into Bosch’s extraordinary tryptic and viscerally experience this painting as never before. Expertly choreographed, complex yet stunningly unfiltered, this dance work is a masterpiece within a masterpiece. TITAS is honored to present Compagnie Marie Chouinard in their Texas Debut.

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Left: The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymous Bosch

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Center: Dancers : Leon Kupferschmid, Scott McCabe, Lucy M. May, Carol Prieur, Valeria Galluccio; Photo by Sylvie-Ann Paré

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Magnificent, delightful, startlingly well performed by the excellent and versatile dancers of the Compagnie Marie Chouinard.

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SPECIAL EVENT

COMMAND PERFORMANCE 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! Artists from leading companies light up the stage with spectacular and surprising performances. It is the pyrotechnics of dance—the most exciting, innovative and beautiful works being performed today. Command Performance also features TITAS-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, Bridget L. Moore, and WANG Yuanyuan. Truly, a not-to-be-missed event!

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AWE-INSPIRING, POWERFUL AND DAZZLING. Dalla s M o rn in g News

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MOMIX, photo by Don Perdue

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BalletX, Photo By Iziliaev

DEBUT

BALLETX TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND is thrilled to close our 2021:22 season with a fabulous company making their Dallas debut, BalletX. The New York Times says the dancers are ”among America’s best.” Diverse and innovative, the company commissions new works that are “fresh, inclusive and connect to what people want.” (Philadelphia Citizen) BalletX, co-founded in 2005 by Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox and choreographer Matthew Neenan, has produced over 100 ballets by 60 choreographers from across the globe. Dance Magazine calls BalletX an “epicenter of creation.” Blazing a path of creativity and innovation across leading stages including The Kennedy Center, The Joyce Theater and Jacob’s Pillow, BalletX has quickly become the “IT Company” to watch. The company is so excited to be making their Dallas debut with TITAS.

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...among America's best. Th e N e w Yo r k Ti me s

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Gabriel Bienczycki; Dancer Francesca Forcella

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T I TA S / D A N C E U N B O U N D

CROSSROADS

C O M M U N I T Y E N G A G E M E N T | E D U C AT I O N A L O U T R E A C H Audience engagement, learning and cultural investment are at the center of TITAS/Dance Unbounds’ CROSSROADS programming. Always fun and engaging, we make direct-access learning available to the public. Post-performance Q&As, Master Classes, Artist Salons, Cultural Trips, Dance for PD®Dallas, and the beloved Big Barre outdoor classes are at the core of what we make possible. Additionally, TITAS/Dance Unbound 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

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H | COMMISSIONING PROJECTS

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S U B S C R I B E TO DAY This season we have added "TITAS/UNFILTERED" shows. These two stunning productions may be objectionable to some subscribers due to partial nudity or subject matter. Hence, you may subscribe to the FULL Season, with TITAS and TITAS/UNFILTERED shows, or just the TITAS shows only. Enjoy...

• SAVE 20% as a FULL SUBSCRIBER off single ticket prices. • ONLY ONE ORDER FEE for seven shows as a FULL SUBSCRIBER. • LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION - Keep the same seats year to year as a renewed subscriber.

• TICKET INSURANCE to provide peace of mind. If you lose your tickets, we’ll replace them free of charge.

• DISCOUNTED PARKING saves you up to $5 per performance when you add prepaid parking to your subscription.

• IF YOU CAN'T MAKE A SHOW give the gift of live performance to a friend. Your gift to a friend builds audiences and is a terrific gesture. Alternatively, prior to a performance you can donate your ticket back to TITAS as a tax deductible contribution.

T I TA S/ DA N CE U N BO U N D SU BSCR I B ERS As a subscriber you make it possible for TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND to present new and exciting artists that often are the surprise hit of any given year. Additionally, you save money – the best discount, the best seats, and only one order fee.

S PECI A L E V EN T S Command Performance Subscribers get priority seating for the TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND’s annual Command Performance gala performance. See page 16 for event information. For TITAS Gala dinner information, call 214.978.2855.

TITAS/UNFILTERED is exactly that, unfiltered. We want patrons to have the option of seeing great works that some may consider "too provocative" for their personal taste. These stunning works may have subject matter or nudity that some may find objectionable. We want everyone to have options in experiencing live performances. Though Subscribers will all be renewed as FULL SUBSCRIBERS, you will be able to remove UNFILTERED shows if so desired while maintaining your subscriber benefits.

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C H O OS E YO U R S E AT I N G L E V EL TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND will feature two dance companies in the stunning Winspear Opera House and five dance companies in the fantastic Moody Performance Hall. Just pick your seating level in both the Winspear Opera House and Moody Performance Hall. As a subscriber, you make what we do possible.

Winspear Opera House Sections

Moody Performance Hall Sections

Full Season (20% Off)

Command Performance (Show Only)

■ Starlight Circle

■ Rear Balcony

$116.00

$12

■ Grand Tier

■ Rear Balcony

$155.50

$25

■ Dress Circle

■ Front Balcony

$296.50

$50

■ Mezzanine

■ Lower Galleries

$372.50

$90

■ Box Circle

■ Front Orchestra

$688.50

$200

■ Terrace

■ Rear Orchestra

$388.50

$100

■ Orchestra

■ Front Orchestra

$468.50

$190

WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE

MOODY PERFORMANCE HALL

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