ABOUT DALLAS DANCEFEST
Dance Council of North Texas presented the inaugural season of Dallas DanceFest Labor Day Weekend, 2014. Now in its third year, Dallas DanceFest is an exhilarating festival that showcases excellence in dance and celebrates the outstanding contributions of distinguished leaders in the field. Dallas DanceFest (DDF) offers two evening showcases featuring exceptional works curated to reflect vibrancy, vitality, diversity, and excellence. DDF’s new name and new vision are built upon the foundations of The Dallas Morning News Dance Festival that began in 1985 with performances by Dancers Unlimited Repertory Company, Ballet Dallas, and Dallas Black Dance Theatre and spanned twenty seasons before concluding at Annette Strauss Artist’s Square in 2004. DDF keeps the spirit of this beloved Labor Day tradition alive and upgrades production values by moving the former outdoor event to a new stage at Dallas City Performance Hall (DCPH). Because of the conveniences of the Dallas Arts District, DCPH’s backstage facilities, and 750-seat proscenium theatre; DDF now boasts a new level of artistic excellence for artists and audiences alike. DDF is a production of the Dance Council of North Texas. Dallas dance patron, Gayle Halperin, serves as Chair of the DDF Committee. The creative team includes lighting designer, Tony Tucci, and production director, Debbie Barr.
Dance Council of North Texas
The mission of the Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT) is to promote and support dance.
A non-profit 501c3 founded in 1973, DCNT assures the dynamic presence of dance in North Texas through education, collaboration, recognition, performance, and support. DCNT serves all aspects of dance by providing artistic, educational and cultural opportunities to people of all ages, ethnicities, and abilities through dance festivals, master classes, scholarships, professional recognition, adaptive dance programs, collaborations, and partnerships. DCNT is a member based, service organization.