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
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.