Petit Performance

If you missed the live Petit Performance, take a minute to check out this NBC 5 story on the performance. Dallas Black Dance Theatre is among the first professional dance companies to hold a virtual performance at a cost. The performance included three iconic audience favorites: What to Say? Notes on Echo and Narcissus choreographed by Jamal Story, Awassa Astrige/Ostrich choreographed by Asadata Dafora, and Essence choreographed by Christopher L. Huggins.

Take a minute to read the Dance Informa review of DBDT’s Petit Performance.

“As companies try to navigate this new landscape of performing during COVID-19, Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s approach is a step forward into new territory,” reports Dance Informa

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Live Petit Performance

​Friday, July 10th @ 7:30-9:00pm CDT

Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents a multi-faceted live virtual performance featuring dancers in different locations. The live “Petit Performance” includes some DBDT audience favorites. Aerial work What to Say? choreographed by Jamal Story is a mesmerizing duet. Awassa Astrige/Ostrich is a powerful male solo that imitates the magnificent movements of the ostrich. Christopher L. HugginsEssence is a tribute to strong women including Dallas Black Dance Theatre Founder Ann Williams.

“What to Say: Notes on Echo and Narcissus”

by Jamal Story

“Awassa Astrige/Ostrich”

by Asadata Dafora


by Christopher L. Huggins

Photography by: Sharen Bradford, Niesha Lanaé Graves, Amitava Sarkar