Cultural Awareness at DBDT

DBDT dancers Hana Delong and Zion Pradier in a scene from The Nina Simone Project as photographed by Brian Guilliaux.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s (DBDT) Cultural Awareness Series is set to feature dramatic lesson on Civil Rights Movement through soul-stirring moves set to the magical voices of Nina Simone and Odetta Holmes, known simply as Odetta. The two works will transfix audiences in the Cultural Awareness Series, presented by Wells Fargo, on February 15-17, 2019 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora, Dallas, TX 75201.

The dances salute Odetta, the “Queen of American Folk Music,” and Nina Simone, the “High Priestess of Soul,” two women of courage who influenced the world and used their musical voices for change.

Iconic choreographer Dianne McIntyre’s The Nina Simone Project epitomizes Nina Simone’s regal presence with choreography set to Simone’s signature classical, jazz, and soul fusion. DBDT first commissioned Dianne McIntyre to choreograph The Nina Simone Project in 2011. “I shared with the dancers, because of their youth, those events in the civil rights era, and how Nina Simone was very close with Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr., and the struggle for human rights and rights for people of color,” said Dianne McIntyre.


Friday and Saturday evening

February 15-16, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre

2400 Flora Street, Dallas, TX.

Sunday matinee

February 17, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre

2400 Flora Street, Dallas, TX.


Performance ticket prices range from $22 – $58.

For single tickets visit or call 214-880-0202.

Group tickets are available by calling 214-871-2376 ext. 413.

ABOUT DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATRE: Dallas Black Dance Theatre is an internationally recognized professional dance company that engages the cross-cultural community through contemporary modern dance presented from the African-American experience. Founded by Ann Williams in 1976, the company has been designated as an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2008 and received the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Arts Education in 2017.

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