Avant Chamber Ballet Announces 2015-2016 Season

Avant Chamber Ballet's artistic director Katie Cooper and music director David Cooper announced the company's 2015-2016 season featuring four productions throughout the Metroplex. The season includes the premieres of works by Katie Cooper and an open application and call for choreographers for the second Women's Choreography Project.

Highlights include the world premieres of Katie Cooper's Raymonda and Harliquinade, an expanded version of Holiday Celebration and the continuation of the groundbreaking Women's Choreography Project.

Blue Candlelight presents
Avant Chamber Ballet

Desoto Corner Theater, Desoto, TX
September 13, 2015 - 3:00pm

Avant Chamber Ballet presents a program of mixed repertoire and live music in partnership with Blue Candlelight Music Series and DeSoto Arts Commission.

Featured will be Emily Hunter's Allegra Ma Non Troppo and Katie Cooper's Italian Suite as well as other works, all set to live music.

Nutcracker: Short and Suite

Whites Chapel, Southlake, TX
November 19, 2015 - 7:30pm

Presented by Apex Arts League

Avant Chamber Ballet returns to Southlake with a new one-act Nutcracker with all your favorite characters and live music!

The production will include new choreography and costumes in a family-friendly one-hour performance.

Choreography by Katie Cooper

Music by Tchaikovsky

Holiday Celebration

Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas, TX
December 10, 2015 - 8:00pm

Celebrate the season with dance and music!

Avant Chamber Ballet presents two ballets on one program to get you in the spirit!

First Katie Cooper's "Sleigh Ride" - a jazzy and jolly romp set to your favorite Christmas carols performed by Bishops Arts Brass.

To close the night is "Nutcracker: Short and Suite" - a new one-act Nutcracker with all your favorite characters and live music! It features new choreography and costumes in a family-friendly length!

Don't miss this new holiday tradition with Avant Chamber Ballet!

Avant & Dark Circles

Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas, TX
March 4, 2016 - 8:00pm

Avant Chamber Ballet and
Dark Circles Contemporary Dance

Dallas's two most innovative resident dance companies come together for an exciting performance.

World Premiere - Choreography by Katie Cooper

Who Cares?
Choreography by George Balanchine

The Rite of Spring
World Premiere - Choreography by Joshua L. Peugh

Women's Choreography Project

Eisemann Center, Richarson, TX
May 7, 2016 - 8:00pm
May 8, 2016 - 3:00pm

Women's Choreography Project

Mixed program featuring works by Shauna Davis of New York, and Janie Richards of Quebec, as well as Katie Cooper's staging of Harliquinade.

Additional Season Performances

254 Dance Festival

September 24-27, 2015
Waco Convention Center, Waco, TX



October 17, 2015 - 1:00-5:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse, Richardson, TX

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RAW: Dallas presents UPRISING

November 22, 2015 - 5:00pm-10:00pm
Gas Monkey LIVE, Dallas, TX

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L'histoire du Soldat

February 14, 2016 - 3:00pm
Carver Cultural Center, San Antonio, TX

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Out of the Loop Festival

February 26, 2016 - 8:00pm
February 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
Courtyard Theater, Plano, TX

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Plano Dance Festival

April 16, 2016
Courtyard Theater, Plano, TX