The Hope College Great Performance Series is opening its 2022-23 season with Dallas Black Dance Theatre on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17, at 7:30 p.m. in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

Founded in 1976, Dallas Black Dance Theatre has been a leader in contemporary modern dance for nearly 50 years. The ensemble consists of 14 professional, full-time dancers performing a mixed repertory of modern, jazz, ethnic and spiritual works by nationally and internationally known choreographers.

The company’s opening piece, “What to Say? Notes on Echo and Narcissus,” was called a “spellbinding aerial duet” by CultureMap (Dallas). The Boston Globe has said that the ensemble displays a “virtuosic style of contemporary movement.”

Dallas Black Dance Theatre is designated as an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the National Endowment for the Arts and received the coveted Texas Cultural Trust’s Texas Medal of Arts Award.

Tickets for individual performances cost $26 for regular admission, $22 for senior citizens, and $7 for children 18 and under. Season tickets for admission to all six Great Performance Series concerts are also on sale and offer a significant discount on ticket prices. Season subscriptions and tickets are available at the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). Individual tickets may be purchased online at The office is open for ticket sales on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at 616-395-7890.

For the full lineup of the Great Performance Series and more on Dallas Black Dance Theatre, including a video preview, please visit

Audience members who need assistance to fully enjoy any event at Hope are encouraged to contact the college’s Events and Conferences Office by emailing or calling 616-395-7222 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Updates related to events are posted when available in the individual listings at

The DeWitt Center is located at 141 E 12th St., facing Columbia Avenue between 10th and 13th Streets.