With Relentless Excellence, the Dallas Black Dance Theatre has been bridging cultures and communities through contemporary dance and educational programs for the last 40 years. And this year, Energized for STEM Academy, Inc. is proud to bring back the Dallas Black Dance Theatre to Houston to perform on the Zilkha Hall stage of the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The audience is sure to enjoy the "Energized Tribute to Black History with Love," performed with excellence by the inimitable multi-ethnic dance troupe. The Dallas Black Dance Theatre will dazzle the audience with an evening repertoire of dances, including two highly acclaimed pieces: "Tribute" choreographed by Matthew Rushing and Awassa Astrige/Ostrich (1934), choreographed by Asadata Dafora. During the matinee performances, the dance troupe will perform excepts of the full production and engage the audience with dance techniques and the historical perspective of the evolution and relevance of contemporary dance.
The Dallas Black Dance Theatre was founded by Ann Williams in 1976 in Dallas, Texas. For the past 40 years, the inimitable multi-ethnic dance company has performed locally and internationally to more than 3 million arts enthusiasts.
Energized for STEM Academy, Inc. was founded in 2008 as a Houston Independent School District Charter school by Lois Bullock. The 6th - 12th grade campuses are designed to allign high school, college and business-based activities across the STEM areas withing the broader school curriculum STEM-ulated by the Arts. Energized for STEM Academy, Inc. is a 501 (C)3 school and all proceeds from these performances benefit its students.