In the good old days of dance — any dance, mind you — movement was paired with music. We don’t mean a recording, we mean actual music, from actual instruments, played by humans right in front of you. Avant Chamber Ballet hopes to reverse this trend, and also to give women a voice in an area where men have typically dominated: choreography. ACB’s next production is the Women’s Choreography Project, featuring challenging works ranging from contemporary to classical ballet by noted dance figures Elizabeth Gillaspy (TCU), Emily Hunter (Texas Ballet Theatre), Amy Morrow (who is trained in and teaches the fascinating Israeli-born movement language of Gaga) and ACB’s artistic director and co-founder Katie Puder. The variety of styles that the four choreographers will bring to the stage could sustain a two-week run, but alas, we only get two opportunities to sit in the audience: 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Both shows take place at the Eisemann Center (2351 Performance Drive, Richardson). Tickets are $30 at eisemanncenter.com. Learn more about Avant Chamber Ballet and their other events at avantchamberballet.org.
Sat., March 7, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 8, 3 p.m., 2015
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