6 o’Clock Dance Theatre (6DT) presented it's 2019 Spring Concert “Glance Back, Fall Forward” at the Addison Theatre Centre on Saturday, March 30, including a 2 p.m. matinee performance (with special pre-show performance and post-show audience talkback) and an 8 p.m. performance followed by an artist reception. Both concerts featured four new works and three returning pieces from the company’s signature repertoire.
The concert was highlighted by the World Premiere of In The Mind of Athena, choreographed by Artistic Director, Zach Law Ingram and previously previewed during Dallas’ Heart & Soul Festival this past September.
Dallas Black Dance Theater company veteran Claude Alexander III premiered a new work entitled Certitude. The piece marked the second time that Alexander has worked with 6 o’Clock Dance Theatre – only this time as a guest choreographer rather than guest dancer. The new choreographic work follows the success of his Face What’s Facing You – a work North Texas dance journalists listed among their favorite performances of 2018.
Also adding to the conversation was Sophi Marass, an SMU Dance alumnae who set One More Time, With Feeling on the company last year. The piece returned to the March 2019 spring concert, offering a lighthearted nod to the golden age of 1940s Hollywood. Confidently carefree, the piece is made of 3 distinct sections and songs – with the duet to Hello Dolly shining as a crowd favorite. The big change this time: Sophi Marass danced in her piece.