The company’s debut season is dubbed A Season of Choreographers and will feature a number of world premieres. The season kicks off Sept. 25 with new work by Bruce Wood.
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Texas Dance Theatre, a classical ballet company with a contemporary flair, will open its 2009-10 Season on Friday, September 25 at 8pm at its first home in Scott Theatre located at 1300 Gendy St. in Fort Worth.
The 2009-10 season, A Season of Choreographers, will be the company’s first season. In addition to world premieres by Artistic Director Wil McKnight and Ballet Mistress Emily Hunter, the season will feature a piece by a different guest choreographer at each performance.
The Season Opener, will feature a world premiere by Bruce Wood, former Artistic Director of the acclaimed Bruce Wood Dance Company.
Wil McKnight, Artistic Director of Texas Dance Theatre, said, “The TDT 2009-2010 schedule will be a season of choreographers, and it is only fitting that someone of Bruce’s caliber be on the program for the season opener. It will be great to see Bruce’s work back on a Fort Worth stage.”
The program also will feature Eight Lines, a world premiere by Wil McKnight, Artistic Director of TDT, set to a Howie B remix of the Steve Reich music; Marimba x 4, a world premiere by Emily Hunter, Ballet Mistress of TDT, set to works composed by Astor Piazzolla and Ney Rosauro; and Vigil, by Penny Askew , Artistic Director of Western Oklahoma Ballet Theatre, a contemporary pointe ballet set to music from Sergei Rachmaninov’s Vespers.
Other season highlights:
•November 13 performance will feature a world premiere by Mel Tomlinson, who danced with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and New York City Ballet, set to Franz Shubert’s Notturnos-violin and piano; Dreamers, a world premiere by Emily Hunter set to music by Ryuichi Sakamoto; Parallel World by Wil McKnight set to Yo Yo Ma with music by Astor Piazzolla.
•January 8 performance will feature Adam and Eve and God: a dance for two, a world premiere by guest choreographer Mark Panzarino; Emily Hunter’s Confugium, set to the music of Vivaldi.
•March 5, the finale performance, will feature Love and Other Hazards of Breathing by guest choreographer Melanie Heard, set to the music of Cole Porter; Wil McKnight’s Fast, set to music by Steve Reich and set projections by visual artist Daniel Corona.
Ticket packages and Single tickets can be purchased at the website, www.texasdancetheatre.com, or by calling 817.676.1514.