Dallas Black Dance Theatre Performance Coming Up at SWOSU


Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Southwestern Oklahoma State University's final Panorama event of the 2009-10 year will feature the Dallas Black Dance Theatre on Tuesday, February 23.

The 7:30 p.m. modern dance program will be held in the Fine Arts Center on the Weatherford campus. Admission is free.

"This will be a spectacular event," said Brian Adler, chair of the SWOSU Panorama Committee. "The Dallas Black Dance Theatre has performed around the world, and it is extremely nice that SWOSU has made this a free event so that many people can enjoy this performance."

Founded in 1976 by Ann Williams, the mission of Dallas Black Dance Theatre is to create and produce contemporary modern dance at its highest level of artistic excellence through performances and educational programs that bridge cultures and reach diverse communities.  With an ever-expanding national and global audience, the company employs a diverse, multi-ethnic troupe of dancers performing for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre is the oldest, continuously operating professional dance company in Dallas.  Under the direction of Williams, the ensemble, a contemporary modern dance company, consists of 12 professional, full-time dancers performing a mixed repertory of modern, jazz, ethnic and spiritual works by nationally and internationally known choreographers.

In addition to performing at places such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the DBDT has had tours to Austria, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Bermuda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mexico, Peru, Canada, Japan, Uganda and Great Britain.

For additional information, contact the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office at 580.774.3063.