January 11: The Avant Chamber Ballet Brings Live Music and Dance Together at the Dallas Museum of Art
Too often great ballet and dance performances are accompanied by mediocre, lifeless recordings of classical music. That will not be the case this Saturday, when the Fine Arts Chamber Players’ presents the Avant Chamber Ballet as part of their popular Bancroft Family Concerts series. The ballet company, founded in early 2012, is dedicated to pairing dance with live musical accompaniment. At this Saturday’s free performance in the DMA’s Horchow Auditorium, the group will dance to live performances of chamber music by Kurt Weill, Camille Saint-Saens and Erik Satie. Faces of the Sun, a new piece choreographed by the group’s artistic director, Katie Puder, and set to new music by the organization’s composer-in-residence, Chase Dobson, closes out the program.