Avant chamber Ballet Announces 2017 - 2018 Season 

Avant Chamber Ballet’s artistic director Katie Cooper and music director David Cooper announce the company’s 2017-2018 season, featuring three subscription productions at the newly renamed Moody Performance Hall (previously Dallas City Performance Hall), a tour to Louisiana and a return to Southlake with Apex Arts League all with live music. The season includes the premieres of works by Katie Cooper and Kimi Nikaidoh plus the fourth year of Women’s Choreography Project.

Nutcracker: Short and Suite


November 16, 2017 
Whites Chapel, Southlake, TX
Presented by Apex Arts LEague  

The season opens with the return of the popular Nutcracker: Short and Suite in Southlake, TX at White’s Chapel presented by Apex Arts League. The production will build on the success of previous years with updated choreography and costumes.

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A Ballet Christmas Carol


December 14-15, 2017
Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, TX 

The subscription season opens with the return of A Ballet Christmas Carol which premiered last season. Audiences will see the classic Charles Dickens story but with the dance twist of a female Scrooge and the whole story taking place in the dance world: classes, rehearsals and on stage. 

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Beauty and Bach


February 17-18, 2018
Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, TX  

Avant Chamber Ballet will return to Moody Performance Hall with Beauty and Bach in February. The performances will be a triple bill of three ballets with live music: George Balanchine's Concerto Barocco, with the Dallas premiere of Katie Cooper's Appalachian Spring, and Aurora's Wedding. Concerto Barocco will be staged by famed dancer-turned coach Nilas Martins. He is best known as a principal dancer of New York City Ballet but is also now one of only a few people entrusted with staging this iconic ballet. It is regarded as one of George Balanchine's best and most musical ballets performed to Bach's Double Violin Concerto.

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Moving Music


April 21-22, 2018
Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, tX 

Closing the season will be Moving Music - an exciting evening of new works and great masterpieces. Returning to the repertoire will be George Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie, Paul Mejia’s Serenade in A and Christopher Wheeldon’s The American pas de deux all with live music. Finishing the evening will be Women’s Choreography Project. For the fourth year, Avant Chamber Ballet will commission two new works from female choreographers. One will be a winner of an international application process to be announced in the fall and the second is a new work from Bruce Wood Dance Project’s artistic director Kimi Nikaidoh.

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