51st Anniversary Season: Celebration


Season ticket packages on sale now!

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Untold Stories |

Presented in collaboration between DCDC2 and University of Dayton Dance Ensemble, Untold Stories translates diverse choreographer's works through real or imagined stories, personal adventures, kept secrets, and spiritual journeys. This concert demonstrates the power of dance to express those areas of the human psyche where words and logic fail.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:00p.m.

Friday, March 13, 2020 8:00p.m.

Kennedy Union, Boll Theatre, University of Dayton

300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469

Watercolors |

Art begins with an empty canvas by which a choreographer can transform a space. Playing upon light, movement, and the introduction of dance as a facet of visual art, dance makers through their striking and eye-catching choreography summon our emotions to experience contemporary dance in a wide spectrum.

Friday, April 17, 2020 7:30p.m.

PNC Arts Annex

46 West Second Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

Soulstice: Mahogany Nights

DCDC's annual Soulstice is the most fun gala in town! Let Mahogany Nights put you in the mood for warm evenings spent among lavish trees and bright stars. With DCDC mini-performances, fine dining, and elegant yet down-to-earth hospitality, Soulstice: Mahogany Nights promises to be a gala you will remember. This offering is not included in season subscriptions.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Reception 5:30 - 6:30p.m. / Gala 6:30 - 11:30p.m.

Curran Place, University of Dayton

1700 South Patterson Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio 45409



Soulfully Funkalicious

DCDC hosts its first Special Offering of the season as an evening of funk music, dance, and soul food! Get ready to dine while watching DCDC's dance artists take to the floor in grand funk style. At some point you may want to join in and dance to the music that made Dayton the proud capital of Funk in the 1970s and 1980s. Let DCDC's Dayton roots recapture that great era of music that was, and is, Funk! This offering is not included in season subscriptions and can only be purchased through Eventbrite.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:00p..m.

Dayton Convention Center

22 East Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

Up Close and Personal

Up Close and Personal is the public's opportunity to witness a live DCDC rehearsal with a choreographer. This season, DCDC offers three sessions of Up Close and Personal. The first will be in September and will feature DCDC Artistic Director, Debbie Blunden-Diggs, discussing the works of master choreographer Donald Byrd to be performed in DCDC's concert Byrd's Eye View.

Friday, September 20, 2019 11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Studios

840 Germantown Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402


A Byrd's Eye View

DCDC presents two explosive, master works and vibrant conversations onstage with Tony-Nominated, world-renowned choreographer Donald Byrd. Harriet Tubman Remix bring to life the daring abolitionist and activist, who escaped slavery but returned south to free others. The Geography of the Cotton Field, a monumental work, explores the history of cotton in all its implications and cultural manifestations. A Byrd's Eye View offers a rare and special perspective on the work of this esteemed choreographer. Join us for this rare opportunity to catch a glimpse inside the mind of this brilliant artistic creator.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 7:30p.m. | Sunday, October 6, 2019 4:00p.m.

Victoria Theatre

138 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

Up Close and Personal

The season's second Up Close and Personal features choreographers who will create new dance work for DCDC's upcoming In the Spirit of ... Abundant Blessings.

Friday, November 22, 2019 11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Studios

840 Germantown Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

In the Spirit of … Abundant Blessings

DCDC's concert series In the Spirit of ... gathers together the best singers from community churches, live musicians, and the company dancers in celebration of the African-American church. In their deeply expressive praise, they transport audiences to a higher plane of joy and belonging. This tenth production of the series concludes DCDC's 50th anniversary season with appropriate flair, energy, and spirit.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 7:30p.m.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 4:00p.m.

Victoria Theatre

138 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402


The winter concert brings back two older DCDC masterworks and one recent masterwork: Vespers (premiered 1986), Ulysses Dove's touching poetic tribute to woman hood; On the Wings of Angels (premiered 1996), Warren Spear's soaring tribute to the Tuskegee airman; and Indestructible (Premiered 2018), Abby Zbikowski's tribute to the endurance of those who struggle for justice.


Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:30p.m.

Sunday, February 9, 2020 4:00p.m.

Victoria Theatre

138 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

Up Close and Personal

DCDC's third Up Close and Personal features dancers from DCDC2 and University of Dayton Dance Ensemble in a rehearsal for their upcoming concert Untold Stories. Amy Jones, DCDC Artist in Residence for Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program at University of Dayton, and Shonna Hickman-Matlock, Director of Education Services, will conduct the rehearsals.

Friday, March 6, 2020 11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Studios

840 Germantown Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402





840 Germantown Street

Dayton, Ohio 45402, USA

Phone: 937-228-DCDC (3232)

Fax: 937-223-6156


Tickets can be purchased by calling Ticket Center Stage at 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630 or ticketcenterstage.com

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Dayton, OH 45402
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