PETE: A NEW DANCE MUSICAL
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

PETE: A NEW DANCE MUSICAL

HOUSTON

Pete headlines The Houston Fringe Festival with two performances on Saturday, October 26 at 6PM & 8PM.

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Pete: A New Dance Musical is a recipient of a grant from the TACA New Works Fund.

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Sep
12
to Sep 15

PETE: A NEW DANCE MUSICAL

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Director & Choreographer Joshua L. Peugh

Music Brandon Carson

Lyrics Kierra Gray

Music Director Vonda K. Bowling

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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Public Works Dallas' AS YOU LIKE IT
Aug
16
to Aug 18

Public Works Dallas' AS YOU LIKE IT

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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.

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Dallas Theater Center Centerstage Gala
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Dallas Theater Center Centerstage Gala

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!

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Spring Series
Mar
22
to Mar 24

Spring Series

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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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READ MORE . . .

DANCE MAGAZINE - How Choreographer Joshua L. Peugh Is Pushing Past Queer Archetypes in Texas & Beyond

PATRON MAGAZINE - Spring Awakenings: Dark Circles Presents World Premiere Works at WaterTower Theatre

BROADWAYWORLD - Dark Circles Presents World Premiere Works by Sidra Bell and Joshua L. Peugh

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Winter Series
Jan
24
to Jan 27

Winter Series

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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Aladdin, حبيبي
Oct
11
to Oct 14

Aladdin, حبيبي

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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.

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The Dallas Morning News - Fall's 5 must-see dance events

BroadwayWorld - Dark Circles' World Premiere ALADDIN, HABIBI Explores New Territory

Dance Informa - DARK CIRCLES PREMIERES 'ALADDIN' IN DALLAS

WFAA - The Elevator Project at AT&T performing arts center

D Magazine - Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Brings Aladdin Into Our Times

ARTS AND CULTURE TEXAs - TEXAS LENS: JOSHUA L. PEUGH AND CHADI EL-KHOURY DISCUSS THE MAKING OF ALADDIN, حبيبي‎

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DCCD UNDRESSED: Aladdin, حبيبي
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

DCCD UNDRESSED: Aladdin, حبيبي

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!

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PUBLIC WORKS DALLAS
Aug
31
to Sep 3

PUBLIC WORKS DALLAS

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.

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre's Spring Celebration
May
18
to May 20

Dallas Black Dance Theatre's Spring Celebration

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Spring Celebration
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.

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Texas A&M International University Presents Dark Circles
Apr
7
7:30 PM19:30

Texas A&M International University Presents Dark Circles

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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 traci.klein@tamiu.edu. 

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3 New Creations
Mar
3
8:00 PM20:00

3 New Creations

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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.

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AIDS Outreach Center Benefit Concert
Feb
17
7:30 PM19:30

AIDS Outreach Center Benefit Concert

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.

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Dancers Give Back Dallas
Dec
31
11:30 AM11:30

Dancers Give Back Dallas

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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. 

Masterclasses:

Intermediate Dark Circles Rep 11:30AM - 1PM

Advanced Dark Circles Rep 1:45 - 3PM 

To register, visit http://www.dancersgivebackdallas.com/

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Winter Pop-Up Workshop
Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

Winter Pop-Up Workshop

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+)

Schedule
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 info@ididance.com or call 817-277-6777 to register.

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The Dance Gallery Festival TX
Oct
27
to Oct 28

The Dance Gallery Festival TX

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See an excerpt from Joshua L. Peugh's Halt!

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TACA 50th Anniversary Gala
Sep
8
6:30 PM18:30

TACA 50th Anniversary Gala

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Please join TACA in celebrating its first five decades and toast to its ongoing commitment to the arts community for the next 50 years.

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DALLAS DANCEFEST
Sep
2
8:00 PM20:00

DALLAS DANCEFEST

See an excerpt from Joshua L. Peugh's Halt! 

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