A lot of folks make the mistake thinking that New Orleans is the only place to Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler. If you’re not up on your French, the translation is “Let The Good Times Roll.”
And to prove that point, The Big Dance Co-Chairs Carisma Ramsey Fields and Kim Whitaker along with Honorary Co-Chairs Norma and Don Stone and Linda and Frederick Todd II have picked that theme to bring the city’s legendary merriment to North Texas for the Dallas Black Dance Theatre fundraiser.
Taking place at the Meyerson on Saturday, June 5, from 8 to midnight, the chairs are bringing the Crescent City’s “vibrant sounds, cuisine and traditions to pay tribute to this singular American city influenced by so many cultural and historical lineages.”
With all proceeds benefiting DBDT’s educational outreach programs and support scholarship to the DBDT Academy, the hybrid event will include dancing, professional dancing vignettes and a mask contest in the Meyerson’s east and west lobbies thanks to event sponsors Chase, The Eugene McDermott Foundation, and the Hall Group plus Hall Wines.
Get your dancing shoes dusted off and get your tickets when they go on sale Thursday, April 15.
* Photo credit: Powell Photography ** Photo provided by Dallas Black Dance Theatre *** Photo credit: NLG Photography