Dallas Arts District to host Changing Perspectives Block Party Featuring Performances by BANDALOOP
Vertical dance company to perform on façade of KPMG Plaza at HALL Arts on April 22
DALLAS – March 15, 2017 – In celebration of Dallas Arts Month this April, the Dallas Arts District is hosting Changing Perspectives, a block party featuring three performances throughout the day by celebrated San Francisco-based BANDALOOP, a pioneer in vertical dance performance (see performance reel here.) The block party will take place on Flora Street in the Dallas Arts District from 1 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 and will be free and open to the public.
Throughout the day, enjoy exciting must-see performances every hour on the community stage in Sammons Park and throughout the festival footprint. Nab your spot in the Texas Sculpture Walk adjacent to KPMG Plaza to view BANDALOOP’s three performances on the building that afternoon at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The event was conceived “serendipitously,” says Dallas Arts District Executive Director, Lily Weiss. “Changing Perspectives Block Party began as a partnership with Craig Hall/Hall Group, Dallas Arts District, and BANDALOOP Vertical Dance Company in an effort to bring art and life to the arts district’s built environment. To celebrate Dallas Arts Month, we decided to host a block party featuring Dallas artists with BANDALOOP. VisitDallas, TITAS Presents in partnership with AT&T Performing Arts Center, and City of Dallas- Office of Cultural Affairs, soon joined and the dream took flight!”
Other block party highlights include performances by Dallas-based Zhora + Nite, painting in the street with Artcon, one-of-a-kind items from Makers and Artisans Faire, craft beer from Community Beer Co., local food trucks, live mural painting with Keep Dallas Beautifaux, dance improv with Bombshell Dance Project, and more! At 5:15 p.m., Zhora + Ronnie Heart take the Community Stage in Sammons Park with Dance-Pop tunes leading up to BANDALOOP’s final performance of the day on KPMG Plaza of HALL Arts.
Sponsors of the Changing Perspectives block party include HALL Arts, TITAS Presents, AT&T Performing Arts Center, ASI Gymnastics, Dallas Tourism PID, Texas Commission on the Arts, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Community Beer Company and Downtown Dallas, Inc. In the event of inclement weather, some activities and performances will be moved to Sunday, April 23.
UPDATE: See video footage from BANDALOOP’s Dallas Arts District performance here.
ABOUT THE DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT:
The Dallas Arts District is the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation, spanning 68 acres and 19 contiguous blocks. Our mission is to enhance the value of the city’s creative and economic life by engaging artistic, educational and commercial neighbors through excellent design, practices and programs. We aspire to transform the Dallas Arts District into a dynamic destination for Dallasites and tourists, powered by the imagination of regional and international artists, with integrated and exemplary artistic, residential, cultural and commercial life. The Dallas Arts District Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 neighborhood advocacy organization and is funded by grants, voluntary membership dues, sponsorships and donations. dallasartsdistrict.org |@DalArtsDistrict
BANDALOOP honors nature, community, and the human spirit through perspective-bending dance. A pioneer in vertical performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. Under the artistic direction of Amelia Rudolph, the work re-imagines dance, activates public spaces, and inspires wonder and imagination in audiences around the world. BANDALOOP performs in theaters and museums, on skyscrapers, bridges, billboards and historical sites, in atriums and convention halls, in nature on cliffs, and on screen. bandaloop.org | @bandalooping
ABOUT HALL ARTS:
In the center of the world-renowned Dallas Arts District is HALL Arts, a five-acre, mixed-use, three-phase development on two full city blocks developed by HALL Group. Completed in 2015 and designed by internationally acclaimed architects HKS, Inc., the first phase of the development includes KPMG Plaza, an 18-story, 500,000 square-foot, Class AAA office building with 20,000 square feet of premium restaurant space; the adjacent, public Texas Sculpture Walk featuring famed Texas artists; the HALL Collection, comprised of commissions and installations of international works of art; and HALL Arts Parking, a seven-level underground parking facility offering the top Class AAA office parking ratio in the city. The second phase of the development will include an exclusive luxury condo high-rise with an attached boutique hotel. For more information, visit hallarts.com | @HALLArtsDallas