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This performance took place August 4-8, 2021. Scroll for bonus content!

Founded in 1976 by Ann M. Williams and currently led by Artistic Director Melissa M. Young, Dallas Black Dance Theatre has captivated audiences in the Dallas Arts District and nationwide for over 45 years with contemporary modern dance by the nation’s leading choreographers. In a highly-anticipated Jacob’s Pillow debut, Dallas Black Dance Theatre performed a Pillow-commissioned world premiere by sought-after choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie, celebrated for his work with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Darrell Grand Moultrie’s Pillow-commissioned work for DBDT is made possible by the Joan B. Hunter New Work Commission.

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Watch the Post-Show Talk

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Artistic Director Melissa M. Young, choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie, dancer/choreographer Claude Alexander III, and dancer Sean J. Smith, in conversation with Jacob’s Pillow Scholar-in-Residence and Associate Curator Melanie George.

Watch the PillowTalk

In this presentation, Artistic Director Melissa M. Young is in conversation with Scholar-in-Residence Melanie George.

Read the Program and PillowNotes

Performance details begin on page 20.

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Onsite Event:
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
(Leir Stage)

At Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage: Aug 4 - Aug 8