Director & Choreographer Joshua L. Peugh
Music Brandon Carson
Lyrics Kierra Gray
Projections & Dramaturgy Mona Kasra
Lighting & Scenic Design H. Bart McGeehon
Costume Design Susan Austin
Dark Circles Contemporary Dance celebrates the opening of its 2019-20 Season in the U.S.A. with a brand-new evening-length dance musical conceived and choreographed by international award-winning choreographer and founder of Dark Circles Joshua L. Peugh inspired J. M. Barrie’s iconic novel Peter Pan.
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BROADWAYWORLD - Dallas' Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Presents PETE
Dallas Theater Center presents
Public Works Dallas' As You Like It
The art of creating art together.
by William Shakespeare, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery
Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub
August 16 - 18 • Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre
Named one of The New York Times‘ best shows of 2017, As You Like It is an immersive dream-like tale of faithful friends, feuding families and lovers in disguise. Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind and niece Celia, escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place of transformation, where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amidst the trees, the refugees find community and acceptance under the stars. Featuring an original folk-pop score by Taub (listen to all the numbers here), and running 90 minutes long, As You Like It is appropriate for all audiences and groups. Fall under love’s spell with this magical story!
Tickets for Public Works Dallas' As You Like It are FREE and will be available at our Mobile Ticket Box Offices on a first-come, first-served basis. Locations and times are listed below.
Bachman Lake Together
9507 Overlake Dr, Dallas, TX 75220
Aug 1, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. •
Aug. 2, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
City of Dallas, Janie C Turner
6424 Elam Rd, Dallas, TX 75217
July 24 • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Jubilee Park & Community Center
907 Bank St, Dallas, TX 75223
July 23, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
City of Dallas, Beckley Saner
114 W Hobson Ave, Dallas, TX 75224
Aug. 6, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Literacy Instructions for Texas
1610 S Malcolm X Blvd, Dallas, TX 75226
July 30, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. •
Aug. 8, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
DCCDUSA joins in the celebration for Dallas Theater Center's biggest party of the year!
CEDRIC NEAL and WADE McCOLLUM have both gone on to successful careers on Broadway and beyond - check out Cedric's recent appearance on The Voice UK below! The evening includes a lively cocktail hour in the stunning Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre followed by a delicious three-course dinner, a Tony-worthy performance and a jubilant late-night party that will have you dancing into the night.
Tables are limited for this event and will sell out!
The company joins the students of Richland College Dance Program as Guest Artists for two performances on Friday, April 5.
Spring Dance Concert: Illumination
Directed by Gina Sawyer
Friday, April 5, 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Fannin Performance Hall - Main Stage (F-102)
Free admission. Open seating. No reservations required.
Dark Circles Contemporary Dance’s 2018-19 Season continues with its Spring Series featuring the commission of a world premiere by the highly sought-after choreographer Sidra Bell, founder of Sidra Bell Dance New York. A new creation by internationally award-winning choreographer and Dance Magazine “25 to Watch” Joshua L. Peugh featuring Tejas Dance—a Bharatanatyam Indian classical dance duo—closes the evening.
Performances will run March 22 – 24 at WaterTower Theatre.
CONTENT WARNING: NUDITY
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Ballet Frontier presents its third annual performance of Director’s Choice. The performance features a collaboration of dance companies from around the metroplex including Ballet Frontier of Texas, Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Encore, and Dark Circles Contemporary Dance.
Through a partnership with WaterTower Theatre, Dark Circles moves to Addison Theatre Center—its new home theatre for 2019—for a Winter Series featuring three world premieres centering on gay identity in America. The new creations focus on coming out, gender, desire, relationships, sex, and other timely issues. Dark Circles has commissioned budding queer choreographers Mark Caserta, Eoghan Dillon, and Mikey Morado for the program. A new creation by Peugh - in collaboration with queer multimedia artist Brian Kenny - closes the evening.
Performances will run January 24 – 27, 2019.
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THEATER JONES - Out of This World
THE ADVOCATE - Dancing for Queer Identity
BROADWAYWORLD - Dark Circles Celebrates Queer Voices with Winter Series
Dark Circles returns to NYC for The Dance Gallery Festival. See selections from Joshua L. Peugh's brand-new Aladdin, حبيبي.
Tickets from $20
The company will perform selections from Joshua L. Peugh’s new creation Aladdin, حبيبي October 26 & 27 at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. Joshua will also lead a masterclass October 26 at 3:30PM.
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The company celebrates the opening of its 2018-19 Season in the U.S.A. with a brand-new immersive evening-length creation by international award-winning choreographer and founder of Dark Circles Joshua L. Peugh based on the story “The History of Aladdin, or The Wonderful Lamp.”
Aladdin, حبيبي is a meditation on American rhetoric regarding the Middle East and the stereotypes associated with Middle Eastern races and cultures. The new work also explores how time and imagination have transformed the original tale of Aladdin and his magical lamp. The work touches on women's rights, violence, public pressure, domestic politics, and foreign policy.
A new score for the work has been commissioned from composer and SMU Meadows School of the Arts alumnus Brandon Carson and will be performed live by a six-piece band on a mixture of Arabic, African, and western instruments. The production will feature lighting and scenic designs by Bart McGeehon. Susan Austin will provide the costume design.
Aladdin, حبيبي is presented by The Elevator Project through a partnership between the AT&T Performing Arts Center and the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs. Performances will run October 11–14 at Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Studio Theatre. Tickets are $25.
Join us for a FREE interactive, behind-the-scenes program called DCCD Undressed. In the lines of MTV Unplugged, we perform in rehearsal clothes, without lights, "undressed" versions of our familiar and new repertoire followed by a conversation with Dark Circles Founder & Artistic Director Joshua L. Peugh, guest choreographers, and the dancers.
This program provides a unique opportunity to view a new creation in an informal setting and provide further insight into the making of a dance. The conversation allows participants to ask questions or voice opinions about the process or about the work itself.
Join us Saturday, September 29 at NorthPark Center's NorthCourt at 12PM and/or 2PM for DCCD Undressed!
By William Shakespeare • Adaptation/Music/New lyrics by Todd Almond
Original Concept and Direction by Lear deBessonet • Directed by Kevin Moriarty
Marooned and left to die on a remote island, Prospero can command spirits, create apparitions and manipulate the elements. By using his magic, he assembles his enemies to take revenge on them, and in the process awakens in Miranda, his teenage daughter, her first experience of love.
Directed by Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty, this musical adaptation of The Tempest will showcase 200 Dallasites from all over the city, who will share the stage with professional actors.
May 18–20, 2018 – Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre
The program features a rousing score of hits by Sammy Davis Jr., Simply Sammy, pairs famed Tap dancer Marshall Davis Jr. and DBDT dancers in an electrifying, theatrical experience. Dark Circles Dance Company is the featured guest artist.
ACBA's Annual Spring Show featuring Dark Circles Contemporary Dance USA's Les Fairies as well as performances from ACBA students and other dance students in the Arlington community.
Tickets are $10.
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Texas A&M International University presents Dark Circles Contemporary Dance in Laredo, TX Saturday, April 7 at 7:30PM in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Theater. The program includes the WORLD PREMIERES of Joshua L. Peugh's YELLOW and Gabrielle Lamb's CAN'T SLEEP BUT LIGHTLY as well as Peugh's critically-acclaimed LES FAIRIES.
This event is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
For more information, please contact Traci Klein at 956-326-2625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dark Circles teams up with WaterTower Theatre - one of Texas' leading professional theatre companies - to bring three adventurous NEW works-in-progress to the Addison Theatre Centre for ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY on March 3, 2018.
DETOUR will take place March 3 at Addison Theatre Centre, Saturday at 8 p.m.
Chi Tau Epsilon Honor Society (XTE), in collaboration with the TCU School for Classical & Contemporary Dance, will host the annual AIDS Outreach Center Benefit Concert in support of the AIDS Outreach Center (AOC) of Tarrant County on February 17th, 2018. The program will include works by DanceTCU as well as professional dance companies from across the DFW Metroplex and the state. All proceeds from this concert will go directly to AOC and will be used to raise awareness, to support client services and programs, and to educate our communities (www.aoc.org). Dark Circles Contemporary Dance is proud to take part in this benefit concert.
100% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL GO DIRECTLY TO MICAELA'S ARMY FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC, ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT CANCERS AND TO HELP SUPPORT CANCER PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
Intermediate Dark Circles Rep 11:30AM - 1PM
Advanced Dark Circles Rep 1:45 - 3PM
To register, visit http://www.dancersgivebackdallas.com/
Join the company and Artistic Director, Joshua L. Peugh, for technique and repertory classes to the following levels:
• Intermediate (7 - 10 yrs.)
• Pre-Professional (11 – 17 yrs.)
• Professionals and College Students (18+)
1- 2:15 PM - Contemporary Technique
2:30 – 3:45 - Repertory
4 PM – Company Showing
The cost for the workshop is $25 per dancer.
Space is limited so email email@example.com or call 817-277-6777 to register.
The sounds of the season fill the air at NorthPark Center as DCCD takes the stage in the NorthCourt. Catch Joshua L. Peugh's LES FAIRIES as well as a sneak peek of one of his new creations. This performance is FREE and open to the public!