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Dallas DanceFest (DDF), an exhilarating festival, showcases excellence!
Celebrate works of twenty eight diverse and exceptional dance companies from the North Texas area and beyond:
Saturday Performance at 8PM
Ballet Ensemble of Texas
Ballet Frontier of Texas
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Danielle Georgiou Dance Group
Dark Circles Contemporary Dance
Indique Dance Company
Kat Barragan Dance
LakeCities Ballet Theatre
SMU Meadows Dance Ensemble
Texas Ballet Theater
Wanderlust Dance Project
|Sunday Performance at 3:30PM
Arden Leone Dance Company
Bruce Wood Dance
Center for Ballet Arts
Contemporary Ballet Dallas
Dallas Ballet Company
Dallas Youth Repertory Project
imPULSE Dance Project
Rhythm In Fusion Festival
Royale Ballet Dance Academy
Texas Ballet Theater School
"Dallas and the Metroplex need to be doing everything we possibly can to develop the arts in this area. The arts can set the world on fire and why shouldn’t we start here?
Dallas DanceFest is taking great steps to promote, cultivate and liberate the arts and Texas Ballet Theater is thrilled to be a part of it."
~ Ben Stevenson, Artistic Director, Texas Ballet Theater
"I look forward to participating in DanceFest each year. It's a special chance to see the diversity, quality, and inventiveness of performing artists in our region!"
~ Kimi Nikaidoh, Artistic Director, Bruce Wood Dance
"Presenting my work at Dallas DanceFest jumpstarted my mindset from that of a student to a professional dancer and choreographer. It introduced me to a network of artists, directors,
and creatives who are making interesting and thoughtful work. I aspired to be part of DDF prior to being selected because of caliber of the artists presenting. Not only does DDF celebrate
dance-makers who have decades of experience and are masters of their crafts, it also sheds light on emerging artists who are in different stages of their artistic journey. I am humbled to have
presented my work at DDF in 2015 and 2016. I am currently freelancing in Los Angeles, working with Ate9, No)One. Art House, and Ezralow Dance, among others."
~ Shauna Davis, SMU graduate, former apprentice with José Limón
"DanceFest provides a significant opportunity for young choreographers to showcase their work. This venue has allowed some of our most gifted students to begin building
their choreographic resumes and it has proven to be a springboard to other opportunities on a national scale."
"DanceFest provides our students with the opportunity to perform in a major venue in the Dallas Arts District with other professional and student dancers from the Texas region.
This exposure plays a significant role in their development as dance artists."
~ Patty Harrington-Delany, Chair of the Division of Dance, Meadows School of the Arts
"DanceFest is a celebration of our local dance family; it's a chance for us to get together and celebrate an art form we are passionate about."
~ Joshua Peugh, Artistic Director, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance
"The Dallas Morning News Dance Festival was a large part of my childhood dancing in Dallas. The studio where I took class would
participate and I looked forward to it every year. So, when it finally returned as the Dallas DanceFest, I was overjoyed! Having a festival like
this in our city is so important to educating new audiences about dance and exposing the talent that we have in our city. And supporting
that talent. By providing a venue, marketing, a technical crew, and the chance to explore your work with new eyes, the DanceFest allows
for many unique voices to come together in one space. To have my choreography seen in this program is a great opportunity. My work and
my approach to dance is quite different from other choreographers in our city, so I'm honored to have a chance to show what we do in the
Danielle Georgiou Dance Group to a new audience."
~ Danielle Georgiou
Check out Katie Dravenstott's article on Dallas DanceFest!
See what Dance Informa has to say about the festival!
Click here to read Manny Mendoza's article about Dallas DanceFest for Dallas Morning News 8/27/2014
Click here to read Eunice Nicholson's article about Dance Council Honors' Honoree Suzie Jary for TheaterJones.com 8/25/14
Click here to read Manny Mendoza's interview with Gayle Halperin about DDF for Arts & Culture Texas! 7/3/14
Click here to read Mark Lowry's article about Dallas DanceFest for Dallas Voice! 8/15/14