Dance St. Louis’ original creation, New Dance Horizons, returns for its fourth year, but with a twist. In celebration of Black History Month, three nationally-renowned African-American choreographers create three new works inspired by legendary St. Louis African-American artists. Each choreographer is paired with a local professional dance company, including three Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre principal dancers, to create the three unique world premieres.

MADCO performs an original creation by Bebe Miller, a native New Yorker and Bessie Award winner, who has choreographed pieces for major dance centers in the U.S., Europe and Africa. Her work has been noted for its mix of virtuosic, athletic speed and the fragile human impulse behind it.

The Big Muddy Dance Company pairs with San Francisco-based choreographer Robert Moses, whose works explore topics ranging from oral traditions in African-American culture to the dark side of contemporary urban culture.

Groundbreaking artistic pioneer Dianne McIntyre, regarded as “one of modern dance’s reigning divas” with a career spanning more than 40 years, sets her work on three Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater principal dancers, Antonio Douthit-Boyd, Kirven Douthit-Boyd and Alicia Graf Mack, and a local dance ensemble, which will be auditioned and casted in September 2015 specifically for this production.


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Directions & Parking


Directions: The Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Take I-70 to Florissant Road (Exit 240).  Travel South on Florissant Rd. to the second University entrance at Grobman Drive.  Turn right.  

From Natural Bridge, turn left onto University Drive and follow it around to the right as it turns into Grobman Drive.

Parking is available in the garage to the left, just under the bridge, and in Parking Lot E on the right, about 500 feet past the bridge