Guest blogger Danielle Marie Georgiou is the artistic director and choreographer of DGDG: Danielle Georgiou Dance Group. She also serves as the Assistant Director of the UT Arlington’s Dance Ensemble. And she’s a member of Muscle Nation.
Looking for something to do tonight? Maybe feel like seeing a little bit of dance? Contemporary Ballet Dallas has just the ticket for you. And a discounted one at that!
Following the hail storm that ripped through Lakewood, CBD, whose home studio is based in the neighborhood, is offering tickets at its discounted student rate to everyone for the season closer, Summer Flights.
For one night only, Summer Flights takes off at the Lakewood Theater, with a showcase of some of artistic director Valerie Tabor’s favorite works, as well as highlighting audience hits.
Tabor will be re-staging audience favorites “Rights of Survivorship” and “leave her…loving.” “Rights…” is set to music of Collective Soul and is dedicated to those affected by breast cancer. It displays the determination of those fighting the battle and finds strength in the power of friendship and love. “leave her…loving” is set against an intricate musical landscape of Dave Matthews Band and tells the story of people in an unhealthy relationship and the choices they make.
Tabor is also bringing back one of her personal favorites, “ASSERCITUS!” Named for the Latin word for “calling,” the piece is modern inspired and set to a powerful Gregorian chant.
Assistant director Lindsay Bowman is restaging a trip featuring the music of Texas legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, while Company Member Jennifer Obeney’s new work, “Just for Fun,” examines the split between a ballerina and a modern dancer.
The evening will also feature work from DekaDance, whose modern, quirky and entertaining style also bring high energy to the CBD stage. “The 36 Hour Day,” choreographed by Lily Weiss, explores how Alzheimer’s can affect a person, and the people around them. Tappers and Rhythmic Souls are also back.
“Summer Flights” will be performed tonight at 8 p.m. at the Lakewood Theater. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 214.821.2066, or at the door.