What: The Way of the Rain: Hope for Earth premiere parties
Where: Meyerson Symphony Center and Hall Arts Gallery
The 411: The weekend of October 20-22, local arts supporters and prominent names in the world of film descended on Dallas for the U.S. premiere of The Way of the Rain: Hope for Earth.
The multidisciplinary environmental performance, presented by EarthX and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, was a creation for orchestra, chorus, film, art, and spoken word. The work was meant to interpret nature’s powerful beauty while calling attention to Earth’s vulnerability brought on by climate change.
And it came with celebrity panache. The performance, created and directed by artist Sibylle Szaggars Redford, was in collaboration with music composer Tim Janis, performance film artist Floyd Thomas McBee, with a special narration by legendary actor/director (and Sibylle's husband) Robert Redford. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra was conducted by Julien Benichou.
The weekend of celebrations kicked off on October 20 with a private reception at Christopher Martin Gallery, where a show of Sibylle Szaggars Redford’s art was presented.
Then, on Saturday, October 22, guests were feted at a cocktail event at the Meyerson’s East Loge prior to the premiere of The Way of the Rain: Hope for Earth. Following the performance, supporters dined in a private engagement at Hall Arts Gallery.
Who: Event chairs were Doris Jacobs, Teffy Jacobs, and Kim Jacobs Calloway, with honorary chair Jacque Wynne. Other notable supporters in attendance included Trammel Crow, Gregory Leon Baird, Gomeo Bobelu, Elizabeth Demmer-Janis, Tiana Jones, Ron Hall, Beth Hall, Barbara Bancroft, Chris Bancroft, Linda Ambeva, Geoff Lloyd, Michael Cain, Beverly Camhe, Jim Hart, Stephanie Spaulding, Kim Burgan, Amy Bishop, Therese Moncrief, Staci Hunt, Steve Kemble, Holly Quartaro, Chad Collom, Nathan Crow, Itzel Crow, Bill Loughborough, Sarah Loughborough, Sam Moon, Sandra Moon, and many more.