Crash Named #1 Dance Performance in Dallas / Fort Worth by TheatreJones's Katie Dravenstott
"Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) did a beautiful job interpreting British choreographer Jonathon Watkins’ spellbinding new work CRASH at the company’s Artistic Director’s Choice series last May. Watkins danced with the Royal Ballet for 10 years before leaving the company in 2013 to pursue his career as a freelance choreographer and director. In this piece Watkins took on various personal, technological and political crashes which were represented through solo, duet and large group numbers in a 25-minute circular tale that featured original music by Dallas-based composer Ryan Cockerham and costumes by Austin-based Kari Perkins, who also did the costuming for Richard Linklater’s Oscar-nominated film Boyhood. TBT also recently completed a new work created by Val Caniparoli which the company will premiere at its First Looks performance this coming May."