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The 2019-20 Season of Dance
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Trinity Irish Dance Company
Artistic Director Mark Howard
Saturday, October 19, 8 pm
Mahalia Jackson Theater

Since its founding in 1990, Chicago’s Trinity Irish Dance Company has been hailed as the birthplace of the progressive Irish dance movement, blending the virtuosity and rapid-fire rhythms of traditional Irish dance with contemporary American innovations that paved the way for commercial productions like Riverdance. Continuing to push boundaries and selling out performances around the world, this awe-inspiring company of champion dancers and musicians debuts its new show that dazzles and entertains with percussive power, lightning-fast agility and aerial grace that is simply irresistible and the “real deal.”
Chicago Tribune

“Trinity cast a spell on the audience, they had every man, woman and child on their feet!”
Irish American Magazine
Pilobolus in Shadowland-The New Adventure
Pilobolus in Shadowland-The New Adventure
Artistic Directors Renée Jaworski & Matt Kent
Friday, November 22, 8 pm
Mahalia Jackson Theater

For over 45 years, Pilobolus has tickled the imagination and entertained the world with its breathtaking physicality that defies what is humanly possible. Named after a sun-loving fungus, this playful ensemble of gravity-defying, shape-shifting dancers returns with the Louisiana premiere of the full-evening Shadowland-The New Adventure. Using mixed media, animation, dance and shadow theater, this charming, madcap adventure to save a magical bird is full of visual surprises that will enchant audiences of all ages!

“An amazing spectacle of inventiveness which is unclassifiable and inspiring.” Le Parisien
50th Anniversary Evening of Stars
Save the Date!
Saturday, January 25
Mahalia Jackson Theater

NOBA continues its golden anniversary celebration with a second star-studded evening of dance. This glittering event features performances by some of the world’s most distinguished artists from companies such as American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet and will honor community visionaries who have supported and championed NOBA’s mission for many years.

(The 50th Anniversary Evening of Stars artists and program will be announced at a later date. Evening of Stars is not part of a season ticket package. Subscribers will be the first to receive detailed information about this event and may purchase tickets at a special subscriber discounted ticket price before they go on sale to the general public.)
Photo by Amitava Sarkar
Houston Ballet
Artistic Director Stanton Welch
Saturday, March 28, 8 pm
Mahalia Jackson Theater

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Houston Ballet returns for the first time in over a decade with a beautiful performance that spotlights the company’s legacy as “a leading force in the dance world.” (Pointe Magazine) Looking to the future and honoring the past, this exquisite company of elite artists presents an evening of ballets that have all been created especially for Houston Ballet, including spectacular revivals and brand new premieres.

“One of the nation’s best ballet companies…”
The New York Times
Photo by Sascha Vaughan
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Artistic Director Tory Dobrin
Saturday, April 18, 8 pm
Mahalia Jacksion Theatre

For the “the funniest night you will ever have at the ballet,” (The Sunday Times, UK) don’t miss the long-awaited return of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in a hilarious new program. Affectionately called The Trocks, this lovable all-male ballet company performs delightful parodies of great ballet classics from Swan Lake, Giselle and The Dying Swan to the dances of George Balanchine and Martha Graham. This company of technically proficient male ballerinas on pointe and in tutus is a worldwide dance phenomenon and “one of the great comic creations of the American stage.” San Francisco Chronicle

“Their technique is superb, their timing faultless and their regard for the traditions of classical ballet beyond reproach.”
Scotsman
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