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The Dallas arts groups offering virtual access to opera, museums, and more

Dallas arts groups offering virtual access to opera, museums, and more

Avant Chamber Ballet 2016 - 2017 Season
Avant Chamber Ballet is one of the arts groups participating. Photo by Brian Guilliaux

Everything's canceled, but that doesn't mean you're limited in what you can enjoy from home right now. TACA recently released a list of Dallas-Fort Worth arts groups that are streaming concerts, opera, dance, and even museum tours for free during the coronavirus quarantine, and we're adding more as they come in.

Dallas Theater Center
A video was taken of the final dress rehearsal for American Mariachi, a new work by José Cruz Gonzalez about a young woman who forms the first all-female mariachi band in the 1970s, despite disapproving relatives and going against social norms. Patrons are encouraged to pay-what-you-can — starting at $15 — to receive a link and a password to access the recording within 24 hours. Purchasers will have up to two weeks to watch the video. Dallas Theater Center is allowed to sell the video up to the original close date of April 5, 2020; after that, it will be deleted. The number of videos for sale is the same as the number of seats available throughout the run, so patrons are encouraged to buy their "tickets" soon

The Dallas Opera
Livestream recital of American art songs and excepts from Don Carlo with baritone Lucas Meachem and Irina Meachem on piano. On March 18 at 1 pm, soprano Jocelyn Hansen will perform a 45 min recital of musical theater songs, accompanied by pianist Emily Baltzer.

Avant Chamber Ballet
360-degree world premiere video of 19th Amendment recorded on February 15, 2020, at Moody Performance Hall, spotlighting choreographer Katie Puder and composer Quinn Mason.

American Baroque Opera Company
The full-length production of La Serva Padrona by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi.

Dallas Museum of Art
Browse more than 25,000 works of art from all cultures and time periods.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Follow #keepthemusicgoing on Facebook to listen to DSO musicians as they play along with each other from the comfort of their own homes.

Lumedia Musicworks
In tandem with its live programming, Lumedia also produces music videos and short films that are presented both online and at select shows.

Thin Line Fest and Dallas VideoFest
The Denton-based multidisciplinary festival will be streaming its selection of documentaries online March 25-29, while Dallas VideoFest will host its Alternative Fiction festival April 3-5. Featuring a curated collection of over 50 documentary features and shorts, Thin Line Fest's film division will stream all screenings and Q&A sessions online. Attendees will be able to login at www.thinline.us and then choose which "theater" to stream live. The fest will still hold its Photography & Film Award Ceremony, which will be live-streamed on March 29.

Quarantined Cabaret
The Dallas-Fort Worth theater community has formed this public Facebook group, where actors, singers, and dancers can post videos of themselves performing (either previously filmed or created during the quarantine).

Union Coffee Shop Concerts
Denise Lee and Michael Bachman, owner of Cedar Springs coffee shop Union, are setting up a series of concerts to be livestreamed on StageIt.com. You set up an account, follow @DeniseLeeOnstage, and pay a small fee to watch ($10 is suggested). You can also can tip the performers.

Eastfield College
Watch the 2020 Faculty Dance Concert featuring work from program coordinator Danielle Georgiou and current faculty members Robert Alvarez, Kiera Amison, Melissa Sanderson, YeaJean Choi, and Christie Bondade. Performers include company members from the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, Muscle Memory Dance Theatre, independent dancers from Dallas-Fort Worth and Seattle, and students from the Universidad de las Américas Puebla in Mexico.

The Classics Theatre Project
Rather than cancel its upcoming production of Molière's classic comedy The Imaginary Invalid, TCTP is livestreaming the production in real time on YouTube for anyone who buys a ticket. Show times are April 1-19; see website for start times.
 (The shelter-in-place order has postponed this production indefinitely.)

Sammons Center for the Arts
Watch clips of the Sammons Jazz and Cabaret concerts on the center's YouTube channel.

QuaranTV
DJ Blake Ward is teaming up with the team at the Deep Ellum bar Double Wide to record concerts from local bands at the empty venue and release them as episodes. You will be able to tip through the performers' Venmo accounts. Concerts will likely begin filming on March 19; keep an eye out here for more information and lineup.

Plano Symphony Orchestra
The orchestra will broadcast several previously performed concerts starting March 28 at 8 pm and will continue every Saturday evening at 8 pm for the next five Saturdays. Patrons can tune in for free by visiting the Plano Symphony Orchestra website.

Four Day Weekend
On March 21 at 8 pm, the critically aimed comedy troupe will feature five performers in a social distance-friendly performance that will be streamed live on Facebook. All donations made here will benefit the troupe's service industry neighbors on Lowest Greenville and Sundance Square.

EarthX2020
The Earthx2020 conferences and film festival will be presented virtually from April 23-25 and into May. The 50th Earth Day Celebration will be livestreamed on April 22. The virtual experience will be layered with the EarthxFilm Festival programming, which will then be presented at the physical film festival in the fall, along with the EarthxGlobalGala.

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
The education team has been developing digital content for families, students, and teachers that's available free of charge on the website. In addition, several upcoming speakers will be livestreamed and a virtual book club is being developed.

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If you have a virtual concert or artwork that can be enjoyed from home during this time, email lindseyw@culturemap.com and we'll add you to the ever-growing list.