Avant Chamber Ballet Announces 2018 - 2019 Season

Avant Chamber Ballet’s artistic director Katie Cooper and music director David Cooper announce the company’s 2018-2019 season, featuring three subscription productions at Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District and the launch of the new Family Saturdays series. The season includes world premieres by Katie Cooper and Women’s Choreography Project, as well as works by Paul Mejia, Christopher Wheeldon and George Balanchine.

“Our seventh season is our biggest yet with five new works, collaborations, and touring,” says Katie Cooper. “We are also excited about starting the Family Saturdays program, which will expose new audiences to the joy of live music and dance.”

Evening Subscription Series

Subscribe to the Avant Chamber Ballet 2018/2019 Evening Subscription Season and enjoy 20% off tickets for all three productions. Subscribers also receive exclusive benefits such as invitations to pre- and post-performance events, open rehearsals, and artist meet-and-greets.

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Family Saturdays Series

Avant Chamber Ballet presents a series of afternoon performances created just for families and young audience members! Each performance is a captivating one hour on Saturday afternoons – perfect for introducing and creating a love of the performing arts! We welcome any age to enjoy dance and live music!

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Nutcracker: Short and Suite


White's Chapel, Southlake, TX
November 15, 2018 - 7:30PM
Presented by Apex Arts League

Avant Chamber Ballet presents The Nutcracker Suite plus the world premiere of Katie Cooper’s Winter from Vivaldi’s The Seasons with live music. This production is a family-friendly one-hour performance with the professional dancers of ACB, Cezanne String Quartet plus new costumes and choreography. You’ll enjoy a perfect introduction to live classical music and dance with the music of Vivaldi and the best parts of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker with all the characters that you love.

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The Little Match Girl Passion

Part of the Evening Subscription Series


December 7-8, 2018 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, TX

The season opens with The Little Match Girl Passion, a collaboration with the Dallas-based Verdigris Ensemble with music by David Lang. Together on stage, the dancers of Avant Chamber Ballet and the singers of Verdigris Ensemble bring to life Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning setting of the famous Hans Christian Andersen story with choreography by Katie Cooper and conducted by Sam Brukhman. This is the first time a contemporary choral work will be staged with ballet in Dallas. Opening the evening is The Nutcracker Suite with live music by Cezanne Quartet and choreography by Katie Cooper and Paul Mejia.

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The Nutcracker Suite

Part of the Family Saturdays Series


December 8, 2018 - 2:30PM
Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, TX

Avant Chamber Ballet presents The Nutcracker Suite plus the world premiere of Katie Cooper’s Winter from Vivaldi’s The Seasons with live music. This production is a family-friendly one-hour performance with the professional dancers of ACB, Cezanne String Quartet plus new costumes and choreography. You’ll enjoy a perfect introduction to live classical music and dance with the music of Vivaldi and the best parts of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker with all the characters that you love.

Tickets Coming Soon!

Romance and Ragtime

Part of the Evening Subscription Series


Februiary 22-23, 2019 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, TX

Avant Chamber Ballet returns to Moody Performance Hall with Romance and Ragtime. The performances will encompass four ballets with live music: a company premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Morphoses, a world premiere by Fernanda Oliveira – the winner of the 2018-19 Women’s Choreography Project, and the world premieres of Katie Cooper’s The Seasons with music by Vivaldi and Ragtime with music by Scott Joplin.

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Ragtime Valentine

Part of the Family Saturdays Series


February 23, 2019 - 2:30PM
Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, TX

Avant Chamber Ballet presents two world premieres – Katie Cooper’s Ragtime and a new work by Brazilian-born choreographer Fernanda Oliveira. This production is a family-friendly one-hour performance with the professional dancers of ACB and live music. You’ll leave the theater humming Scott Joplin melodies with a new view on what classical ballet can mean!

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Fascinating Rhythms: Gershwin, Piazzolla and Mason

Part of the Evening Subscription Series


May 3-4, 2019 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, TX

Closing the season is Fascinating Rhythms – an exciting evening of dance and live music by George Gershwin, Astor Piazzolla, and local composer Quinn Mason. Returning to the repertoire is George Balanchine’s Who Cares? – an audience favorite that perfectly pairs Gershwin’s toe-tapping melodies with Balanchine’s genius choreography. Next is Paul Mejia’s Cafe Victoria, a company premiere features Piazzolla’s alluring Contrabajissimo. The performance closes with a collaboration between choreographer Katie Cooper and composer Quinn Mason. The performance will mark the world premiere of both Cooper’s choreography and of Mason’s String Quartet No. 2. Don’t miss this exciting end to the 2018-19 season!

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Gershwin Rhythms

Part of the Family Saturdays Series


May 4, 2019 - 2:30PM
Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, TX

Closing the season is Gershwin Rhythms – an exciting performance of dance and live music! This production is a family-friendly one-hour performance with the professional dancers of Avant Chamber Ballet and live music. First is George Balanchine’s Who Cares? – an audience favorite that perfectly pairs Gershwin’s toe-tapping melodies with Balanchine’s genius choreography. You’ll also get to see an excerpt from the collaboration between choreographer Katie Cooper and local composer Quinn Mason. The performance will mark the world premiere of both Cooper’s choreography and of Mason’s String Quartet No. 2. Don’t miss this exciting end to the 2018-19 Family Saturdays Series!

Tickets Coming Soon!