February 21 - 22. Love Conquers Impossible Love- Spanish Baroque Zarzuela presented by Orchestra of New Spain. Spanish Baroque dance and edgy costumes, in a comic operetta based on Greek mythology about the goddess Danae, whose romantic encounter with the god Jupiter leads to jealousies and a twisted story of human love competing for divine love, all ending in a spectacular final scene… Sung in Spanish, declaimed in English, with a production team from Spain and Mexico, the Orchestra of New Spain presents Love Conquers Impossible Love in this rare opportunity to see an authentic Spanish Baroque Zarzuela. The 90 minute work is peppered with baroque dance and a ‘danza española’ interlude by choreographer Jaime Puente. 7:30PM | Moody Performance Hall2520 Flora Street, Dallas TX 75201 | $10 student, $25, $50, $75 | 214-696-1012. Tickets at door or TicketDFW.com.
FEBRUARY 22. MUSCLE MEMORY DANCE THEATRE M2DT PRESENTS NUANCES OUT LOUD: UNSEEN IN LIGHT, HEARD IN SILENCE. Come experience M2DT on February 22nd as they share a variety of modern danceworks that speak to the universality of humanity’s quest for acceptance and the rollercoaster journey that can unravel along the way. Both performances conclude with a brief Question and Answer discussion with the performers and choreographers. Choreography by Kiera Amison, Christie Bondade, Anna Kay Brooks, Lesley Snelson, Anna Wueller Diaz. 2PM & 8PM | Concludes with brief Q&A | Life in Deep Ellum, 2803 Taylor Street, Dallas, TX 75226 | $20 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior | Tickets: nuances.bpt.me | Online sales end 24 hours before event.
FEBRUARY 25. LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO PRESENTED BY IRVING ARTS CENTER. Irving Arts Center presents the funniest night you will ever have at the ballet… The evening of February 25 will mark the return of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo to the Carpenter Hall stage. The famed ballet company commonly known as “The Trocks” blend incredible technique, impeccable comic timing and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe (in drag) without falling flat on their faces! Enjoy hilarious twists on classics like Swan Lake, Don Quixote, and Giselle from this all-male troupe performing the full range of the ballet and modern dance repertoire in stunning makeup and costumes. The talented dancers, playing both male and female roles, perform an impressive repertoire of both classical ballet and contemporary dance. They are poking fun, but they are doing so with excellent form and skill while managing to be quite funny. With a rich history that dates back to 1974, The Trocks are now a worldwide phenomenon, a delight for dance aficionados and novices alike. Audiences can’t get enough of the Trocks graceful movement, hilarious wit, frilly tutus and man-sized toe shoes! 7:30PM | Irving Arts Center, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75062 | $16.50-$41.50 | irvingartscenter.com.
FEBRUARY 28 & 29. TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND presents Preview Festival. Four top local dance companies to participate in Dance Festival; Texas Ballet Theater; Dallas Black Dance Theatre; Bruce Wood Dance and B. Moore Dance. These special performances will be a "preview" event of a bigger new festival being developed by TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND to be announced at a later date. Moody Performance Hall, 2529 Flora St, Dallas, 75201. $25-$75. 214-880-0202