Dallas Arts District

Dallas, TX 

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Oct 22, 2016 @ Various Times

Prelude: A Preview of Aurora 2017

Oct 22, 2016 @ Various Times

Both immersive and engaging, Aurora is an expansive event that transforms downtown Dallas into an open-air, urban playground of new media art: light, video, sound, performance and projection on an unprecedented scale. Currently a one night event held every two years, Aurora provides a platform for intersecting the local community with national and international artists in a way that is both compelling and personal.

Prelude: A Preview of Aurora 2017 - Powered by Reliant will be held on two nights this year instead of one, Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2016. Prelude, which remains free to the public, will have a more compact footprint transforming parts of the AT&T Performing Arts Center campus and the Meyerson Symphony Center with light, video and sound-based, immersive arts installations. Live music to precede each night of Prelude, first night Brave Combo at 6:30 pm, Strauss Square, and Saturday night, Larry gEE at 6:30 pm, Strauss Square. Note: Both performances are free to the public. 

We have narrowed down the curators and artists for Prelude and are really excited about what we're presenting, said Shane Pennington, one of the founding artists of Aurora. He and co-founder Joshua King have scheduled ten significant immersive works for 2016. "We want to make sure the experience for visitors is personal, surprising and exciting and allows them to see art in a different way." 

To get updates on the event and more information visit the website.