Avant Chamber Ballet at Dallas City Performance Hall
2520 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Dallas' most ambitious ballet troupe closes its 2016-17 season with Rhythm and Romance, its biggest production to date. The mixed-repertory program features 25 dancers and a chamber orchestra performing Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht Ballet as well as the premiere of artistic director Katie Cooper’s Persuasion, accompanied by a trio playing the music of Astor Piazzolla. The show also marks the return of Avant’s Women’s Choreography Project for a third year. It includes premieres of new work by local choreographer Hailey von Schlehnried and company dancer Kaitlyn McDermitt and the restaging of last year’s WCP selection, Janie Richard’s L’Inverno. --Manuel Mendoza/Guide