(Dallas) Press Welcomes Preview of Australia's STRANGE FRUIT

(Dallas) Press is welcome for a preview of Australia's Strange Fruit at 8:00 p.m. in Sammons Park on the AT&T Performing Arts Center campus. The group will perform for the public twice tomorrow evening at the free Changing Perspectives Block Party, produced by the Dallas Arts District.

Australia's Strange Fruit is a Melbourne-based performing arts company that produces and performs a remarkable style of work that fuses theatre, dance and circus, using a unique elevated medium.

The block party is tomorrow, April 14, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight, on Flora Street from Routh to Leonard Streets. Australia's Strange Fruit will perform "The Spheres" at 8:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. The evening will also feature Jessie Frye, Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble, Marissa Chibli, Alebrije, Lone Star Circus, beats and threads by Durty Laundry DJ truck, a local Makers & Artisans Faire, live speed painting, a GIF photo booth, dancing in the street, local craft beers, gourmet food trucks and more.

The AT&T Performing Arts Center is a nonprofit foundation that operates and programs a 10-acre campus comprised of three premier performance venues and a park in downtown Dallas. Opening in October 2009, the Center has helped complete the 30-year vision of the Dallas Arts District.

Audiences enjoy the best and most recent plays and musicals from Broadway and off-Broadway in the stunning Winspear Opera House; the finest dance companies from across the globe co-presented with TITAS Presents; top concerts and performers with Center Presents; cultural icons in the #hearhere speaker series; and through the Elevator Project, some of the freshest and best new arts organizations and artists in Dallas.

Through its education program, Open Stages, the Center is an arts learning leader bringing thousands of students to its campus to see performances, study with talented teaching artists and learn the backstage technical crafts. And the Center makes the arts accessible through its Community Partners program. which works with social service agencies to provides free tickets to underserved individuals and families. These programs are made possible by the ongoing support of donors and members.

The Center's five resident companies are among the city's leading arts institutions: Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center and Texas Ballet Theater.

Designed by internationally acclaimed architects, the Center's performance spaces are some of the finest venues in the world:

  • Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, designed by Foster + Partners of London, is a stunning 2,200-seat venue wrapped in red glass with outstanding acoustic performance halls.

  • Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre is a 575-seat theatre with one of the most versatile stages in the world and a distinctive aluminum exterior. It was designed by REX/OMA, Joshua Prince-Ramus (partner in charge) and Rem Koolhaas.

  • Annette Strauss Square, designed by Foster + Partners, is an open-air entertainment venue with lawn and patio seating for 2,000 surrounded by the downtown skyline.

  • Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park is an urban park with native plants and grasses, landscaped lawns, performance spaces, a reflecting pool. Sammons Park was designed by Michel Desvigne and includes the Information Center designed by Foster + Partners.

The Center's mission is to provide a public gathering place that strengthens community and fosters creativity through the presentation of performing arts. For more information about the AT&T Performing Arts Center and to purchase tickets, become a member, or make a donation, visit www.attpac.org.

The Moody Foundation was established in 1942 by William L. Moody Jr. and his wife, Libbie Rice Shearn Moody to share their good fortune and make a difference in the lives of the people of Texas. Since then, the Moody Foundation has made more than $1.5 billion in grants throughout the state to organizations that have educated, healed, nurtured and inspired generations of Texans. Learn more at www.moodyf.org.




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