Dancers Turn Arts Mission Oak Cliff Parking Lot Into Innovative Space for Live Community Performances
“Tether” Explores Relationship During Social Upheaval
DALLAS - (September 14, 2020) Agora Artists and Arts Mission Oak Cliff (AMOC) have partnered to present a unique, COVID-safe, live dance performance in the church’s parking lot where patrons can enjoy local art from the safety of their vehicles. This is the first event as part of the AMOC Parking Lott Series.
About the Performance
Five local performers navigate the parking lot while tethered by rope, as the piece explores themes of relationship, communication, and allyship in a time when systemic racism is challenged and physical contact is restricted. The performers are entangled in a web of connection and must confront their individual truths. How does one’s personal history influence her role in the current movements? How do we communicate with each other, directly and indirectly, as we walk through the world?
Performers will wear protective gear and music will be transmitted through the radio so audience members can enjoy the entire event from the comfort of their cars.
See the full set of Audience Guidelines here: https://agoraartists.com/audience-guidelines.
When and Where
Performances of Tether are Thursday, Sept. 24 through Saturday, Sept, 26; AND Thursday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 3. All shows will begin at 7:00 PM. All performances will be held in the open-air parking lot of Arts Mission Oak Cliff, 410 S. Windomere Ave. Dallas, TX 75208.
The AMOC Parking Lot will open at 6:30 PM to facilitate reverse angle parking for the show. Parking is first come, first served. No tickets will be sold at the door, and no late entry is allowed, as the parking lot is the stage. Masks are required whenever interacting with event staff or if enjoying the performance with your windows down.
Pricing is per vehicle for the performance. A ticket for a one (1) passenger vehicle is $15; for vehicles with two or more (2+) passengers, the ticket price is $30. For an artist discount code, email firstname.lastname@example.org!
To buy tickets to Tether, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amoc-parking-lott-series-agora-artists-tether-tickets-116242533547.
Co-Artistic Directors Avery-Jai Andrews and Lauren Kravitz of Agora Artists are graduates of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (BTWHSPVA) and hold BFAs in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Agora Artists is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts service organization, whose mission is to develop and support the local dance community.
Arts Mission Oak Cliff is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization housed in a repurposed historic church whose mission is to cultivate, celebrate and sustain a diverse working artists’ community that actively engages and inspires the public with the arts.
To learn more about Agora Artists, visit https://agoraartists.com. Instagram & Facebook: @agoraartistsdtx
To learn more about Arts Mission Oak Cliff, visit https://www.artsmissionoc.com. Instagram & Facebook: @artsmission