Dominic Walsh Dance Theater

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater (DWDT) was a contemporary dance company based in Houston, Texas. Started by artistic director and former principal dancer for the Houston Ballet, Dominic Walsh,[1] DWDT ranged from progressive to classical choreography.

The Dominic Walsh Dance Theater at Houston Artopia 2010.
Dominic Walsh in 2010

Dominic Walsh joined the Houston Ballet in 1989, rising to Principal Dancer in 1996. In 1998, he created Flames of Eros when Ben Stevenson invited him to choreograph on Houston Ballet. His work won him the Choo San Goh Award for Choreography.[2] In 2002, he formed Dominic Walsh Dance Theater.[3][4] In 2004, the company received the title of one of the top "25 to Watch" by Dance Magazine.[5][6]

Walsh closed DWDT in 2015 after 12 seasons. In December 2015, he launched a 200-page photo book, “Dominic Walsh Dance Theater,” that he created with company photographer Gabriella Nissen.[7] The book features a collection of photos capturing moments from DWDT's repertoire.[8][9]

Dancers edit

The dancers for 2011–2012 season were:[10]

References edit

  1. ^ Glentzer, Molly (October 10, 2008). "Dancing with a vengeance: Dominic Walsh Dance Theater sinks teeth into Titus Andronicus", McClatchy-Tribune Business News.
  2. ^ "Ballet choreographer Dominic Walsh stresses the theater of dance". Dallas News. 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2023-10-14.
  3. ^ Glentzer, Molly (July 21, 2002). "Walsh plans dance venture", Houston Chronicle, p. 11.
  4. ^ Wozny, Nancy (October–November 2007). "Dominic Walsh's Italian Fantasy", Pointe 8 (5): 29.
  5. ^ (January 2004). "25 to Watch: 'Dance Magazine' Predicts Who's New and Breaking Through for 2004", Dance Magazine 78 (1): 32–51.
  6. ^ Franco, Dora Isabel (October 31, 2005). "Hacen de la danza un festin sensorial", El Norte, p. 4.
  7. ^ "About". Dominic Walsh. Retrieved 2023-10-14.
  8. ^ Glentzer, Molly (2015-12-16). "Dominic Walsh and friends launch a book". Chron. Retrieved 2023-10-14.
  9. ^ "Dominic Walsh Dance Theater • 8"x10" Softcover • Written by Dominic Walsh • Designed by Gabriella Nissen". Gabriella Nissen. Retrieved 2023-10-14.
  10. ^ "The Company". Dominic Walsh Dance Theater. Archived from the original on February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012.

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