January 24, 2023
DALLAS-FORT WORTH, Texas (January 24, 2023) – Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) will present Modern Masterpieces, a mixed repertoire production featuring three ballets, February 24-26 at Wyly Theatre on the AT&T Performing Arts Center campus in Dallas and March 17-19 at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth.
The production includes Bartok, a neoclassical piece choreographed by Artistic Director Laureate Ben Stevenson, O.B.E.; Image, a one-woman ballet based on the life of Marilyn Monroe also choreographed by Stevenson; and Imbue, a contemporary piece featuring sharp lines and plastic tutus, choreographed by Garrett Smith.
“These three ballets showcase our company’s strengths in neoclassical and contemporary movement, including brilliant storytelling through dance,” Acting Artistic Director Tim O’Keefe said. “Truly there is something to please all audience members in this eclectic evening of dance.”
The nonprofit ballet company was originally set to perform this production in March 2020 but cancelled it at the dawn of the COVID-19 outbreak. Nearly three years later, staff and dancers look forward to sharing it with North Texas audiences.
“After being postponed due to COVID-19, we are thrilled to bring this diverse and exciting evening of dance to Wyly Theatre and Bass Performance Hall,” O’Keefe said. “Mixed repertory programs are very challenging for our dancers. They are required to perform multiple styles of dance in one evening. This not only enables our dancers to grow artistically but shows off their talents in a more spectacular way.”
Tickets start at $20. Patrons can purchase tickets online at texasballettheater.org or by calling the Box Office Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, at 877-828-9200 option 1.