Arts & Culture

Hundreds of Dancers, Six Countries, One Great Season: The TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND 19/20 Season is here!

Head to the Dallas Arts District to witness dancers from across the globe put on show-stopping performances.

Jennifer Simonson
Posted on Sep 17, 2019

Not to be confused, Dallas' longtime dance presenter TITAS Presents is now TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND. The organization is debuting its new name along with a host of international dance troupes from Canada, France, Mexico, China and South Korea.

"Our new name TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND is befitting with our 2019-2020 season. With six international companies all in one season, it will be creative, theatrical, gymnastic and breathtaking. It's literally unbound!" said Executive Director Charles Santos.

Here are some of the season's highlights headed to the Dallas Arts District:

Oct. 25-26, 2019
Moody Performance Hall

While BODYTRAFFIC might not be a household name, even among dance aficionados, the Los Angeles-based company is well on its way. With a decade of performances under their belt, the contemporary dance company is a force to be reckoned with on the international dance scene.

Ballet British Columbia (Canada)
Nov. 8-9, 2019
Moody Performance Hall

A remarkable repertoire by the world's leading contemporary choreographers like Crystal Pite, Medhi Walerski, and Sharon Eyal makes the Ballet British Columbia one of the most sought-after companies in the world. Dynamic, intelligent, passionate and sophisticated are the hallmarks of this Canadian company.

Delfos Danza Contemporánea (Mexico)
Jan. 31, 2020
Winspear Opera House

Mexico's premier dance company is stopping by Downtown Dallas for a one-night performance of Cuando los Disfraces se Cuelgan (When the Disguises are Hung Up). The Latin American choreographers and dancers fully explore the depths at which we use disguises to navigate the world.

Malandain Ballet Biarritz (France)
Feb. 7-8, 2020
Moody Performance Hall

The company will again present their performance of Cinderella, as they did during the 2014/2015 season. Audience members will watch as Thierry Malandain uses the remarkable dancers of the Malandain Ballet Biarritz to create a fresh vision of an iconic ballet story.

BeijingDance/LDTX (China)
Feb. 28-29, 2020
Moody Performance Hall

LDTX, Lei Dong Tian Xia, translates to "thunder rumbles the universe." LDTX provides a platform for exquisitely-trained dancers to experiment in China's first officially recognized private professional dance company.  The evening-length work choreographed by Mongolian resident artist Adiya explores the ebbs and flows of one's life through multidimensional work.

ChangMu Dance Company (South Korea)
April 11, 2020
Winspear Opera House

For more than 35 years the KIM MaeJa/ChangMu Dance Company has been introducing audiences worldwide to the artistry of Korean dance. Steeped in rich Korean culture, KIM blends contemporary and traditional choreography to celebrates the future of Korean dance while honoring the past.

May 1-2, 2020
Moody Performance Hall

Los Angeles-born Mexican-American Victor Quijada moved to Canada to dance with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, but ended up redefining breakdance. His group RUBBERBAND mashes up breakdancing with ballet in the 70-minute Ever So Slightly. Quijada takes full advantage of 10 athletic dancers, live music and a wide-open venue to explore behavioral mechanisms and the reflexes society develops to cope with a harsh world.

Command Performance (Special Event)
June 6, 2020
Winspear Opera House

The dance event to end all dance events closes out the season. Dancers from leading companies light up the stage in what is known as the most exciting performance of the year.

Command Performance features TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND-commissioned works created specifically for this gala with performances by some of the world's leading choreographers such as Twyla Tharp, Dwight Rhoden, Jessica Lang and Mia Michaels.