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Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | August 4-8

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 performs 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. Additional programming to be announced. 

Please scroll down for event dates and times. For easy reference to our summer onsite events only, download our printable onsite event calendar. To browse all upcoming events at Jacob’s Pillow, visit our Calendar page.


This is an in-person event. An online presentation of this event will be available to stream August 19 – September 2. If you are interested in booking a ticket for the online event, please click here.

Need help planning your visit? Use our FAQ guide for your summer planning.

Please review our COVID-19 protocols for visits to Jacob’s Pillow. All patrons are required to wear masks on-site. Patrons are only permitted to enter campus with a completed copy of our pre-provided Health Questionnaire and a ticket to at least one event occurring on the day of their visit. All events at Jacob’s Pillow this summer will be held outside or in outdoor tents. Performances and PillowTalks are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. We value your safety; thank you for helping us to produce our festival responsibly.

Event Dates
Wednesday, Aug 4

2:00 PM

Wednesday, Aug 4

6:00 PM

Thursday, Aug 5

2:00 PM

Thursday, Aug 5

6:00 PM

Friday, Aug 6

2:00 PM

Friday, Aug 6

6:00 PM

Saturday, Aug 7

2:00 PM

Saturday, Aug 7

6:00 PM

Sunday, Aug 8

2:00 PM

Onsite Event:
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
(Leir Stage)

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