Ballet Biarritz

2014-15 for TITAS

Next season, TITAS will bring five national and international dance companies and musicians to Dallas for the first time, plus favorites Parsons Dance Company, Diavolo and more.

published Monday, May 12, 2014

Photo: Julieta Cervantes
Ronald K. Brown/Evidence

Dallas — The 2014-15 TITAS season has some terrific shows, with five Dallas premieres, including Donald Byrd's new outfit, Spectrum Dance Company, plus France’s Ballet Biarritzto, Parsons Dance Company and Senegal’s famed Youssou N’Dour in Concert.

“This TITAS Presents 14/15 Season focuses on what we do best, innovation, collaboration and presenting dance.  This amazing lineup features an unprecedented level of artistic innovators that both TITAS Presents and the Center are excited to bring to Dallas.  Innovation and Exploration continue to be the hallmark of our artistic profile.”  Charles Santos,TITAS Presents executive director/artistic director.

Here's the line-up:




8 p.m. Friday/Saturday

September 12/13, 2014

Winspear Opera House

Alchemia is based on building, and effectively proving, theories around alchemy as an art form, and then demonstrating them through interpretive dance. Alchemy, by definition, can be anything. MOMIX is alchemy.” Moses Pendleton 

Invention and Innovation barely begin to define the creativity that is MOMIX.  More than any other company, MOMIX reinvents themselves with every new work. Alchemia, MOMIX’s newest work, is no exception and again redefines modern dance. “Dance-illusionist,” MOMIX conjures a magical and surrealistic world using light, shadow, props and the human body.

Spectacular, breath-taking and awe-inspiring – MOMIX’s Alchemia promises to be another unforgettable TITAS Presents experience.


Youssou N’Dour in  Concert (Senegal)  (Debut)

8 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2014

Winspear Opera House

Youssou N'Dour and The Super Etoile is Africa's most popular live band. N’Dour is a singer endowed with remarkable range and poise. The New York Times described his voice as an “arresting tenor, a supple weapon deployed with prophetic authority.”  N'Dour absorbs the entire Senegalese musical spectrum in his work. Named "African Artist of the Century" by the England’s Folk Roots, N'Dour and his band, The Super Etoile, has made his musical style “Mbalax” famous throughout the world. The Village Voice's Robert Christgau, dean of American rock critics, has boldly called N'Dour “the world's greatest pop vocalist” and finds him “the one African moving inexorably toward the world-pop fusion everyone else theorizes about.” Peter Gabriel has proclaimed N'Dour simply as “one of the best alive.”  It goes without saying Youssou N’Dour is a great addition to the international artists TITAS Presents brings to Dallas.


Photo: Nate Watters
Spectrum Dance Company

Spectrum Dance Company (Debut)

8 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014 Winspear Opera House

One of the dance world’s most important contemporary choreographers, TITAS Presents is thrilled to bring Donald Byrd’s new company into our new season. Beautiful dancers, well trained, and intricate, subtle choreography makes Spectrum Dance a stunning addition to the season. 


Brian Brooks Moving Company

8 p.m. Friday/Saturday

November 21/22, 2014

Dallas City Performance Hall

Recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, Brian Brooks has become a force to be reckoned with on the international dance landscape.  Innovative, risky and wildly imaginative, Brian Brooks Movement Company is a breath of fresh air in the dance world.  Whether in New York’s famed Joyce Theater or the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brian Brooks has established himself as one of the most interesting dance makers in New York. TITAS Presents is thrilled to present their Texas debut in our season.


Ronald K Brown/Evidence

8 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015

Winspear Opera House                

Profound, soulful and absolutely moving, Ron Brown’s choreography is to be experienced not watched. His stories and movement express traditional themes of community, ritual and collective experience. In Brown’s words, he wants his work to represent “all the information that has gone into us – the stories, the history. It is really the human experience.” Ron Brown’s brilliant choreography, Grace, was recently seen in Dallas with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company. Ronald K Brown/Evidence returns to Dallas with an evening of dance celebrating the music of Stevie Wonder.


Maya Beiser in Concert (Debut)

8 p.m. Friday/Saturday, March 6/7, 2015

Dallas City Performance Hall

Maya Beiser has captivated audiences worldwide with her virtuosity, eclectic repertoire and relentless quest to redefine her instrument’s boundaries.  Maya has created new repertoire for the cello, commissioning many works written for her by and collaborating with composers such as Tan Dun, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, Steve Reich, David Lang, Louis Andriessen, and Mark O’Connor. Maya makes her Dallas Debut with TITAS Presents, and is sure to become an instant favorite with the TITAS Presents audience.

In Dallas, Maya will feature her new evening, All Vows. Inspired by the Jewish tradition of atoning for one’s sins by asking God for forgiveness, her new program, All Vows, goes to that juncture where spiritual and traditional culture meet contemporary, urban and popular culture. With Maya on cello, accompanied by bass and drums, the first half is a reflection of what excites her musically from the rock and indie pop world. Works include new commissions as well as arrangements of songs by Nirvana and Led Zeppelin among others which will be released next year on an album called Uncovered. In contrast, the second half is a meditation on the more spiritual world that fortifies her. These works will feature original films by acclaimed artist Bill Morrison who uses archival footage, chemical process and animation to create stunning visual tapestries.



8 p.m. Friday/Saturday, March 27/28, 2015

Dallas City Performance Hall

Absolutely architecture in motion, Diavolo, known for large interactive sets and stunning acrobatics, returns to Dallas with the final work, Fluid Infinities, of a trilogy of works. Over the years, TITAS Presents has presented all the works of this trilogy. Known for large interactive sets and stunning acrobatics, Diavolo is always a TITAS Presents favorite. Daring and ground-breaking, Diavolo goes where no other company dares.  This highly anticipated return engagement is sure to sell out.


Parsons Dance Company

8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015

Winspear Opera House

Exuberant, Virtuosic, Sexy barely begin to describe the Parsons Dance Experience.  An exciting American modern dance company, their bold, athletic, exuberant personality and joyous movement style has solidified them as one of the world’s leading dance companies. Always a TITAS Presents favorite, their stunning works, like Parsons’ iconic Caught, exemplifies this company’s innovation and huge audience appeal. We welcome them back to Dallas!

Note: Please note that a strobe light will be used during this performance.

Parsons Dance is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company based in New York City. Under the artistic direction of David Parsons, the company presents uplifting, family-friendly contemporary dance to audiences around the world.

Parsons Dance is a company of 8 full-time dancers and maintains a repertory of more than 70 works by David Parsons, as well as commissions by emerging choreographers and collaborations with some of the greatest artists of our time, including Steely Dan, Dave Matthews, Michael Gordon, Milton Nascimento, William Ivey Long, Annie Leibovitz, Donna Karan and Alex Katz, among many others.

In addition to choreography and performance, Parsons Dance engages audiences of all ages through education and outreach programs. The company hosts post-show discussions, open rehearsals, studio showcases and open company classes, as well as three weeks of summer workshops in dance and choreography. In spring 2014, Parsons Dance will partner with Democracy Prep Public Schools to incorporate contemporary dance into the full-time curricula of K-12 students.

Parsons Dance was founded in 1985 and has performed in more than 350 cities, 30 countries and 5 continents for the most prestigious theaters, festivals and presenters worldwide, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Maison de la Danse, Teatro La Fenice and Teatro Muncipal.


Malandain’s Ballet Biarritz (France)

8 p.m. Friday/Saturday, May 1/2, 2015

Dallas City Performance Hall

Malandain Ballet Biarritz is one of the most important companies on the French choreographic landscape and has forged a solid reputation around the world. A visionary if there ever was once, Malandain has taken hold of this ballet monument, Cinderella, score by Prokofiev, to provide us with a very fresh personal vision of the story ballet. Flowing, brilliant, ethereal, sometimes gossamery, often inventive and always spiritual choreography, the remarkable dancers of Ballet Biarritz brilliantly capture Malandain’s magical and inventive vision of this ballet classic.  TITAS Presents is thrilled to present this full length ballet in the beautiful Dallas City Performance Hall.


Command Performance Gala

7 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015

Winspear Opera House

Stunning, remarkable and breath-taking, Command Performance is the definitive Dance Event of the Year. From classic pas de deux to amazing contemporary works, TITAS Presents’ annual gala performance is simply not to be missed.  Ten artists from leading companies light up the stage with the pyrotechnics of dance – the most exciting, innovative and beautiful works being performed today.

Command Performance has also become a platform for newly commissioned works by some of the dance world’s brightest stars such as Dwight Rhoden, Mia Michaels, Jessica Lang and Twyla Tharp.

Year after year, Command Performance brings thrilled audiences to their feet with one of the most dynamic and unforgettable evenings of truly “world-class” dance.


Ballet West (Debut)

8 p.m. Friday/Saturday, May 29/30, 2015

Winspear Opera House

From Balanchine to Bournonville and Petipa to Tharp, Ballet West boasts a rich and varied repertoire, elegant and versatile artists and an American style and legacy that is as dynamic, expansive and unexpected as the Rocky Mountain region it represents.  Ballet West has toured the world several times over presenting the very best in American classical ballet. A company of gifted dancers, the company gained instant fame as the focus of the reality TV seriesBreaking Pointe.  Ballet West’s dancers have become household names across the country.  TITAS Presents is thrilled to debut this remarkable company of stunning dancers in our 2014-2015 Season.


Ten Regular Season Shows and one Special Event, a spectacular season of innovative and awe-inspiring performances!

Tickets for TITAS Presents regular season performances begin at $12. 

Performance tickets to TITAS Presents Command Performance begin at $12.

TITAS Presents subscribers receive discounted pricing depending on the number of shows they purchase and priority seating.

Currently, patrons may purchase either the full season subscription or a minimum of five titles on a flex-subscription plan.  Individual tickets, should they remain available after subscription sales, will be made available at a later date.

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 and the National Endowment for the Arts

Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 214-880-0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Information Center, 2353 Flora Street (Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday thru Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.). Thanks For Reading

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2014-15 for TITAS
Next season, TITAS will bring five national and international dance companies and musicians to Dallas for the first time, plus favorites Parsons Dance Company, Diavolo and more.
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