Joyce Theater

Founded in 1976 by Ann Williams and currently under the direction of Melissa M. Young, Dallas Black Dance Theatre cultivates contemporary modern dance at the highest level of artistic excellence, bridging cultures through its performance and educational programs. The oldest professional dance company in Dallas, with recognition by the National Endowment of the Arts as an American Masterpiece Touring Artist, the company brings works by Kameron N. Saunders, Norbert De La Cruz III, and Chanel DaSilva to our American Dance Platform.


About American Dance Platform

Experience some of the best dance across the country with The Joyce Theater's eighth annual American Dance Platform curated by dramaturg, scholar, and Jacob’s Pillow Associate Curator Melanie George. 

This year’s lineup will include three unique programs: “Jazz at The Joyce,” featuring Dormeshia Tap Collective, Michelle N. Gibson, and Josette Wiggan Presents; the all-female trio Soles of Duende, based in rhythms of Tap, Flamenco, and Kathak dance; and contemporary modern dance troupe Dallas Black Dance Theatre. 

This season’s American Dance Platform is dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink of The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Theodore S. Bartwink was a Joyce Theater Foundation Trustee from 1993 to 2014.





Dormeshia Tap Collective

Michelle N. Gibson

Josette Wiggan Presents

Tuesday, January 9th at 7:30pm

Wednesday January 10th at 7:30pm

Soles of Duende 

Thursday, January 11th at 8pm

Sunday, January 14th at 2pm

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Friday, January 12th at 8pm

Saturday, January 13th at 8pm

Funding Credits

Major support for The Joyce’s presentation of the American Dance Platform provided by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.  Promotional support provided by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment as part of JanArtsNYC.

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Ticket Prices

Tickets start at $10!

Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.

January 12—13 American Dance Platform

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

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