TITAS presents Remaining Six Dance Shows of the 2017/2018 Season

TITAS presents Remaining Six Dance Shows of the 2017/2018 Season

TITAS Presents, in association with the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center, announced today that single tickets will go on sale Friday, November 10 at 10 a.m. The remaining six shows of the 2017/2018 season will feature the return engagement of the powerful and breathtaking imagery of France's HERVÉ KOUBI in January; Texas debuts in March with the funny, smart and thought-provoking LUCKY PLUSH and stunning choreography of L.A. DANCE PROJECT. May brings the jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring TITAS Presents annual event, COMMAND PERFORMANCE. And in June, the season culminates with the return of the celebrated contemporary ballet company, Alonzo King LINES BALLET and the exuberant, virtuosic and sexy PARSONS 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 France's HERVÉ KOUBI, LUCKY PLUSH, L.A. DANCE PROJECT, COMMAND PERFORMANCE, Alonzo King LINES BALLET and PARSONS 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.

France's Hervé Koubi

8 p.m. Saturday

January 20, 2018

Winspear Opera House

Ticket range: $12-$135

Two years ago, Compagnie Hervé Koubi debuted in Dallas with TITAS Presents and struck the audience speechless, that is until the standing ovation. A French male company with Algerian dancers, they are unique in our season. Fearless, powerful and masculine beyond belief, Hervé Koubi is a stunningly beautiful dance company.

Bold, masculine and exciting barely begin to describe Hervé KOUBI. Drawing from his Algerian roots, Hervé KOUBI's work combines capoeira, martial arts, urban and contemporary dance. Powerful and breathtaking imagery, this group of 12 male Algerian and West African dancers defying gravity.

Lucky Plush (Texas Debut)

8 p.m. Friday/Saturday

March 9/10, 2018 (2 shows)

Moody City Performance Hall (formerly Dallas City Performance Hall)

Ticket range: $25-$75

A group of washed-up super heroes join forces to create a non-profit think tank but get caught up in the politics of branding and group dynamics. Fighting evil ain't what it used to be. This is the basis Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip, Lucky Plush's newest creation. Funny, smart and thought provoking, Lucky Plush is a breath of fresh air in the dance world.

LUCKY PLUSH PRODUCTIONS is a Chicago-based dance theater company led by founder and Artistic Director Julia Rhoads. Lucky Plush is committed to provoking and supporting an immediacy of presence - a palpable liveness - shared by performers in real-time with audiences. A unique hybrid of high-level dance and theater, Lucky Plush's work is recognized for its layered choreography, moving content, surprising humor, and socially relevant storytelling.

Since 2000, Lucky Plush has created 30 original dance-theater works including 14 evening-length productions. In addition to regularly performing in Chicago, the company has presented work in over 40 US cities from Maine to Hawaii, and ts international partners span from New Zealand to Cuba.

Lucky Plush is the first and only dance company to receive the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, a recognition of the company's exceptional creativity and impact. Lucky Plush has also received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, NEFA's National Dance Project, National Performance Network, Illinois Arts Council, Metlife Foundation, and the Lester and Hope Abelson Fund.

L.A. Dance Project (Texas Debut)

8 p.m. Friday/Saturday

March 30/31, 2018 (2 shows)

Moody City Performance Hall (formerly Dallas City Performance Hall)

Ticket range: $25-$75

L.A. Dance Project, in five short years, has toured 11 countries and

34 cities and has established itself as a force to be reckoned with.

Great dancers, bold artistic vision and stunning choreography has

established L.A. Dance Project as one of the most exciting new

companies to burst onto the scene.

L.A. Dance Project, the brainchild of famed choreographer and

dancer, Benjamin Millepied, was founded in 2012, along with

composer Nico Muhly, art consultant Matthieu Humery, founding

producer Charles Fabius and composer Nicholas Britell. Their mission

is to create new work and to revive seminal collaborations from

influential dance makers. Programs include full-length evenings in

traditional theater venues as well as site specific performances in non-traditional environments. New works by the company endeavor to be multidisciplinary collaborations with visual artists, musicians,

designers, film directors and composers. L.A. Dance Project promotes

the work of emerging and established creators, contributing to new

platforms for dance.

Command Performance

7 p.m. Saturday

May 05, 2018

Winspear Opera House

Ticket range: Ticket prices range from $12 for Starlight Circle seating to $190 for Orchestra seating. A Gala benefitting TITAS PRESENTS will follow Command Performance. Prices for Gala tickets, which include the show, start at $600.

Jaw-dropping and Awe Inspiring, Command Performance always delivers one of the most exciting performances of the year. Dynamic and unforgettable, this is world-class dance! Multiple artists from leading companies light up the stage with spectacular and surprising performances. It is the pyrotechnics of dance-the most exciting, innovative and beautiful works being performed today. Command Performance also features TITAS Presents' commissioned works created specifically for this gala performance; works by some of the world's leading choreographers such as Twyla Tharp, Dwight Rhoden, Jessica Lang, Mia Michaels, Sonya Tayeh and Bridget L. Moore.

Alonzo King LINES Ballet

8 p.m. Saturday
June 09, 2018

Winspear Opera House

Ticket range: $12-$135

Luscious, impeccable technique, stunning dancers and powerfully visual works are what make Alonzo King LINES Ballet so special. Rich themes built with a special commitment to cultural collaboration, Alonzo King creates works that enthrall audiences and draws on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. Crazy beautiful and glorious on stage, this is a must see company and performance experience.

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is a celebrated contemporary ballet company that has been guided since 1982 by the unique artistic vision of Alonzo King. Collaborating with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists from around the world, King creates works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. Alonzo King understands ballet as a science - founded on universal, geometric principles of energy and evolution - and continues to develop a new language of movement from its classical forms and techniques. King's visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers, is renowned for connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity.

LINES Ballet has been featured at venues such as the Venice Biennale, Monaco Dance Forum, Maison de la Dance, the Edinburgh International Festival, Montpellier Danse, the Wolfsburg Festival, the Holland Dance Festival, and most recently Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris.

Parsons Dance Company

8 p.m. Saturday
June 30, 2018

Winspear Opera House

Ticket range: $12-$135

Exuberant, Virtuosic, Sexy - Parsons Dance is everything that is right about American modern dance. Innovative, exuberant and gifted, this company always deliver. Their bold, joyous and athletic movement has solidified them as one of the world's leading modern dance companies. Stunning works, like the iconic Caught, exemplify this company's innovation and huge audience appeal.

Parsons Dance is New York City based modern dance company internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences. Founded in 1985 by artistic director David Parsons and Tony Award-winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, Parsons Dance is known for its energized, athletic, ensemble work, and has collaborated with iconic artists across all disciplines including Billy Taylor, Milton Nascimento, Allen Toussaint, William Ivey Long, Donna Karan, Annie Leibovitz, and Alex Katz. The company has toured to more than 380 cities, 22 countries and 5 continents for the most notable theaters, festivals and presenters worldwide including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Maison de la Danse, Teatro La Fenice and Teatro Muncipal do Rio de Janeiro. New York Magazine called Mr. Parsons "one of modern dance's great living dance-makers."

It is the mission of Parsons Dance to deliver positive, affirming and life-enriching experiences to audiences worldwide, through dance and movement. Parsons continues to pursue its mission to deliver positive, affirming, life enriching experiences to audiences worldwide by maintaining a repertory of over 75 works by David Parsons and producing his new work.

TITAS Presents Official Hotel Sponsor: Sheraton Dallas

Season Sponsors include: Heritage Auctions, American Airlines, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District (TPID) and Neiman Marcus.

Photo by Ryan Schune

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