8 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun.
Bob Hope Theatre – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas (75205)
The performances on November 17 and 19 will be both in-person and livestreamed; to register to watch online, visit https://bit.ly/SMUMeadowsLive.
$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff
The Meadows Fall Dance Concert will present dance classics by George Balanchine and Martha Graham and the premiere of a new jazz work by Pat Taylor, the founding artistic director of Los Angeles-based JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble. The program opens with Balanchine’s short classical ballet Valse-Fantaisie (or “fantasy waltz”), a work praised for its “gossamer beauty” and buoyancy and featuring a lead couple and four additional women. It will be followed by Taylor’s A Kind of Blue, an immersion in mood, texture and jazz/blues language, set to music by Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The program continues with Balanchine’s Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, a duet of stunning balletic virtuosity known for its lyricism, charm and tenderness. Concluding the concert is Graham’s 1948 masterwork Diversion of Angels, a tribute to the pleasure and playfulness of youth and the joy and sadness of love. The dance is performed by three couples representing adolescent love, romantic love and mature love.
To buy tickets, visit https://bit.ly/MeadowsTix.
For more information, call 214.768.2787.