TITAS Presents Season, Featuring MOMIX, Malpaso Dance and More, on Sale Friday

TITAS Presents Season, Featuring MOMIX, Malpaso Dance and More, on Sale Friday

TITAS Presents, in association with the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center, announced today that single tickets will go on sale Friday, June 30 at 10 a.m.

The first four shows of the 2017/2018 season will feature the return engagement of Moses Pendleton's mesmerizing dancer-illusionists MOMIX; the stunning dancers with luscious Latino choreography of BALLET HISPÁNICO; the impact of Rami Be'er's choreography on Israel's KIBBUTZ CONTEMPORARY DANCE; and the Dallas debut of Havana, Cuba's contemporary dance company, MALPASO DANCE COMPANY.

The 2017/2018 TITAS Presents season features a bold and diverse lineup of international dance companies delivering an unprecedented roster of International Artists. TITAS Presents is attracting new audiences and developing new innovative programs and cultural collaborations.

Tickets for MOMIX, BALLET HISPÁNICO, Israel's KIBBUTZ CONTEMPORARY DANCE and Cuba's MALPASO DANCE COMPANY can be purchased online at www.attpac.org/titas, by phone at 214-880-0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House Box Office at 2403 Flora Street. The Box Office is open 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 90 minutes before performances - closed Saturdays and Sundays.


MOMIX

8 p.m. Thursday, August 31, 2017

Winspear Opera House

Ticket range: $12 - $135

If Salvador Dali and Leonardo da Vinci were inspired by National Geographic you'd get Opus Cactus, Moses Pendleton's mesmerizing evening-length work about the flora and fauna of the desert world. With their unique and surprising style, MOMIX explores the mysterious cacti and creatures of the desert. Dreamlike, wondrous and massively creative, there's nothing like the MOMIX performance experience.

MOMIX brings audiences to their feet as the company's dancer-illusionists conjure magical and surreal worlds using light, shadow, props, humor and the human body. This magical theatrical experience in motion - the kind of provocative, whimsical entertainment that only MOMIX can deliver - is sure to bewitch audiences and leave them awe-struck and jumping to their feet.

Ballet Hispánico

8 p.m. Friday/Saturday

September 15/16, 2017 (2 shows)

Moody Performance Hall (formerly Dallas City Performance Hall)
Ticket range: $25 - $75

Bravura, Cultura Latina y Pasión Latina - Ballet Hispánico has stepped into the limelight of internationally touring dance companies. Stunning dancers, Latino choreographers with luscious choreography, the company fuses Latin dance with classical and contemporary techniques creating a new style of concert dance where theatricality and passion propel every move.

In Dallas, the Company will present an all Latino choreographer program. They present repertoire of the foremost choreographers of our time as well as emerging artists, all of which represent rich Latino culture and nationalities including Venezuela, Cuba, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia. The Company has offered over 3,350 performances to audiences of over two million throughout 11 countries.

Israel's Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

8 p.m. Friday/Saturday

October 27/28, 2017 (2 shows)

Moody Performance Hall (formerly Dallas City Performance Hall)

Ticket range: $25 - $75

Powerful and Unrestrained - can't begin to describe the impact of Rami Be'er's choreography on Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. One of the top touring dance companies in the world today, unique, potent and unforgettable, Be'er's works are one of Israel's most exciting cultural exports. To experience a KCDC performance is to sit on the edge of your seat mesmerized the entire performance.

With its technically strong, eclectic cast of beautifully trained dancers and its dynamic sensibility, KCDC epitomizes Israeli dance at its best. KCDC performs regularly in the most respected theaters and festivals worldwide.

KCDC was founded in 1973 by the late Yehudit Arnon, who laid the foundation for today's thriving International Dance Village, which is situated in a beautiful location in Kibbutz Ga'aton, Israel. It continues to be a first-class center for dance under the leadership of Rami Be'er and KCDC's management and staff. The International Dance Village is the heart and home of the company and is comprised of a total of nearly 80 Israeli and international dancers. These dancers make up KCDC's Main Company, KCDC's Second Company, and KCDC's 5-month & 10-month international study abroad dance program Dance Journey. KCDC also hosts an annual Summer Intensive for both international and Israeli dancers as well as year-round courses. KCDC will be auditioning dancers for their summer program while in Dallas.

Cuba's Malpaso Dance Company (Dallas Debut)

8 p.m. Friday/Saturday

November 10/11, 2017 (2 shows)

Moody Performance Hall (formerly Dallas City Performance Hall)

Ticket range: $25 - $75

Havana, Cuba's Malpaso Dance Company has brought Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st Century and has captured the dance world's attention. With a bold repertoire, in only five short years, the world has fallen in love with Cuba's Malpaso!

Based in Havana, Cuba, Malpaso Dance Company collaborates with top international choreographers and nurtures new voices in Cuban choreography. The company's core artistic vision is led by resident repertory choreographer and artistic director Osnel Delgado. The company of 11 dancers was founded in 2012 by Delgado, Dailedys Carrazana and Fernando Saéz.

Osnel Delgado graduated as dancer and professor from the National Dance School in 2003. He was a member of Danza Contemporanea de Cuba (DCC) from 2003 to 2011. Delgado has received major Cuban awards including the Premio a Mejor Coreografia del Concurso Solamente Solos (Award for Best Solo Choreography), el Premio Ramiro Guerra (Ramiro Guerra Prize), as well as a Special Mention award at the VII Iberomerican "Alicia Alonso" Choreography competition in Madrid. Delgado has worked with choreographers such as Mats Ek, Rafael Bonachela, Kenneth Kvanstrom, Ja Linkens, Itzik Galili, Samir Akika, Pedro Ruiz, Isidro Rolando, and George Cespedes, among others, and has created works for DCC, Rakatan and Ebony. He serves as professor of dance at the National Dance School in Havana, Cuba.


TITAS Presents, led by Executive Director/Artistic Director Charles Santos, is North Texas' foremost presenter of dance and high culture performance art. TITAS Presents has been presenting dance and music in Dallas for nearly 35 years, consistently showcasing artistic excellence and innovative programming from around the world. TITAS has presented over 500 performances with artists from more than 49 countries with over 150 debut events. Through the Neiman Marcus CROSSROADS Educational Outreach program, TITAS Presents has organized well over 600 educational outreach events that include master classes, lecture/demonstrations, artists-in-residencies and post- performance Q&A sessions reaching thousands of audience members. Now in partnership with the AT&T Performing Arts Center, TITAS Presents brings its eclectic and innovative mix of contemporary and international dance and music to the Dallas Arts District.

The AT&T Performing Arts Center is a nonprofit foundation that operates and programs a 10-acre campus comprised of three premier performance venues and a park in downtown Dallas. Opening in October 2009, the Center has helped complete the 30-year vision of the Dallas Arts District.

Audiences enjoy the best and most recent from Broadway and off-Broadway; the finest dance companies from across the globe co-presented with TITAS Presents; top concerts and performers with Center Presents; cutting-edge speakers from the #hearhere series; and a five-year initiative to present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Thousands of students explore and more deeply experience the arts through the Center's education program, Open Stages. Working with local service agencies, the Center provides free tickets to underserved individuals and families through Community Partners. These programs are made possible by the ongoing support of donors and members.

The Center's five resident companies are among the city's leading arts institutions: Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center and Texas Ballet Theater.

Designed by internationally acclaimed architects, the Center's performance spaces are some of the finest venues in the world:

Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, designed by Foster + Partners of London, is a stunning 2,200-seat venue wrapped in red glass with outstanding acoustic performance halls.

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre is a 575-seat theatre with one of the most versatile stages in the world and a distinctive aluminum exterior. It was designed by REX/OMA, Joshua Prince-Ramus (partner in charge) and Rem Koolhaas.

Annette Strauss Square, designed by Foster + Partners, is an open-air entertainment venue with lawn and patio seating for 2,000 surrounded by the downtown skyline.

Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park is an urban park with native plants and grasses, landscaped lawns, performance spaces, a reflecting pool. Sammons Park was designed by Michel Desvigne and includes the Information Center designed by Foster + Partners.

The Center's mission is to provide a public gathering place that strengthens community and fosters creativity through the presentation of performing arts. For more information about the AT&T Performing Arts Center and to purchase tickets, become a member, or make a donation, visit www.attpac.org.

Pictured: Indomitable Waltz, Photo by Judy Ondrey.



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