Partner Organizations

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and the SOLUNA Festival Advisory Panel!

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS NORTH TEXAS!


Alamo drafthouse

Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. Twenty years later, the now 28-location chain has been named "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly and "the best theater in the world" by Wired. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. 

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at&t performing arts center

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. Audiences enjoy the best and most recent from Broadway and off-Broadway; the finest dance companies from across the globe co-presented with TITAS Presents; and top concerts, performers and cutting-edge speakers. Thousands of students explore and more deeply experience the arts through the Center’s education program, Open Stages. 

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bruce wood dance

Described as "emotionally charged and highly kinetic" by ArtandSeek.org, Artistic Director Joy Bollinger and Executive Producer Gayle Halperin lead Bruce Wood Dance forward into its ninth year. Committed to Bruce Wood Dance’s mission to present high-caliber, original, contemporary choreography that harnesses the power of dance as a tool for entertainment, enrichment, and healing and fortified by Bruce Wood’s aesthetic, BWD produces and maintains Wood’s repertoire, commissions new work by resident choreographers and guest dance-makers, and contributes to the quality of life in Dallas Fort Worth, North Texas, and across the nation.

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the Cedars union

The Cedars Union’s mission is to provide resources including studios, tools, programs, and pro-bono services for creatives, foster a collaborative and supportive artist community, and advance the arts in North Texas. Our 7,000 sq. ft. building houses micro-studios, common work space, tools, and equipment for our members. Through our programing, the Cedars Union’s team empowers emerging creatives with skills in arts and design entrepreneurship, equipping them with the business skills and acumen to thrive as working artists.

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Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas

Now in its 22nd season, CCGD is one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious youth choral programs. Founded in 1996 by eight Dallas musicians, CCGD unites children of all demographic and socioeconomic backgrounds through the shared performance of choral music, provides area youth with a forum to excel as choral musicians, and serves as a resource for the Dallas music community.

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crow MUSEUM of asian art of the university of texas at dallas

The Crow Museum of Asian Art of the University of Texas at Dallas inspires and promotes learning and dialogue about the arts and cultures of Asia through its exhibitions, the research and preservation of its collections, artistic and educational programming, and visitor experience and engagement. Free and open to the public, the Museum offers a serene setting for quiet reflection in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. 

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DALLAS art fair

Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery, the 2018 Dallas Art Fair will take place on Friday, April 13th through Sunday, April 15th and will feature prominent national and international art dealers and galleries exhibiting artworks by modern and contemporary artists. The Preview Gala on Thursday, April 12th marks the launch of the tenth edition and benefits the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary, and will offer patrons and collectors the first look prior to the public opening. 

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre DBDT: Encore!

DBDT: Encore! represents the next generation of Dallas Black Dance Theatre with dance performances of the highest level of artistic quality. Founded in 2000, as the second dance company of Dallas Black Dance Theatre, the company features eight artists of rising excellence from across the nation who support Dallas Black Dance Theatre's growing local and regional educational outreach. DBDT: Encore! has earned an esteemed international reputation for its performances at festivals in Canada, Mexico, and Chile.

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Dallas film society

The Dallas Film Society (DFS) celebrates films and their impact on society. A 501(c)(3) non- profit organization, DFS recognizes and honors filmmakers for their achievements in enhancing the creative community, provides educational programs to students to develop a better understanding of the role of film in today’s world, and promotes the City of Dallas and its commitment to the art of filmmaking. The annual Dallas International Film Festival has been named by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World.”

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dallas museum of art

Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum is its global collection, encompassing more than 24,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. The DMA acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engages people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming.

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Dallas opera

Producing outstanding mainstage and chamber opera attracting national and international acclaim; The Dallas Opera is committed to extensive community outreach, technical innovation, and education. The company launched an annual residency program for women conductors, hosts a national annual vocal competition, has presented the American premieres of five operas, and commissioned additional world premieres including Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick (2010) and Joby Talbot’s Everest (2015).  

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Dallas symphony chorus

The Dallas Symphony Chorus is the official vocal ensemble of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. This all-volunteer organization consists of members who devote their time, effort and considerable talent to regularly scheduled rehearsals and performances with the Dallas Symphony, as well as appearances in the greater Dallas metroplex, across the United States and with orchestras in venues around the world. 

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DALLAS theater center

Dallas Theater Center (DTC) performs to an audience of more than 90,000 North Texas residents annually. DTC engages, entertains and inspires a diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living by consistently producing plays, educational programs and community initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency. 

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exhale spa

A unique blend of fitness and spa, Exhale is the total wellbeing experience you can escape to any time to center your body and mind. Whether you need to slip into an hour of calm or challenge yourself in a full-body sweat session, Exhale offers the perfect menu to get you recentered, rejuvenated, and reconnected with your best you. Under the guidance of an expert team, you’ll find exactly what you need to elevate your sense of wellbeing. Visit Exhale at one of 21 locations in the U.S. and Caribbean, or experience Exhale online anywhere, anytime with Exhale On Demand.

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GREATER DALLAS YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra’s (GDYO) mission is to provide music education and performance opportunities for youth with demonstrated musical ability. GDYO was founded as a single orchestra in 1972 by a group of parents, educators and musicians who valued music education and the outcomes it could provide. The program cultivates learning and creativity as well as social and motivational skills. Over the years, the program has grown to serve over 450 talented young musicians, performing in two full orchestras, three string orchestras, a wind ensemble, a flute choir and GDYO Jazz, which offers both a jazz combo and orchestra.

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klyde warren park

Klyde Warren Park has become an oasis in the heart of Dallas, providing connectivity between Downtown and Uptown. This unique space offers over 1,300 free programs and events annually. In addition, the park provides table tennis, putting green, foosball, badminton, a dog park, and a Reading and Games Room – all free of charge for the community to enjoy. 

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moody performance hall

The Moody Performance Hall provides a lyrical and elegant addition to the Dallas Arts District, focusing on providing professional performance space for emerging and mid-sized local performing arts organizations. Moody Performance Hall is the place to discover the next generation of great arts organizations and be captivated by the energetic and multifaceted creative spirit of local Dallas artists!

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morton h. meyerson symphony center

The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is an icon of artistic excellence. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei and internationally-renowned acoustician Russell Johnson. The concert hall is home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and hosts concerts and public events by leading Dallas arts and philanthropic organizations. (Photo: Rob McFarlin) 

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nasher sculpture center

Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center is home to the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world. Designed by architect Renzo Piano in collaboration with landscape architect Peter Walker, the museum presents exhibitions of works from the Nasher Collection as well as rotating installations by celebrated and emerging contemporary artists.

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nEW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA OF IRVING

This orchestra enjoys bringing music from the Hispanic world to north Texas audiences, as Dallas becomes an international city.  Their popular annual "Latino Connections!" series began 10 years ago at the Irving Arts Center and Dallas's Latino Cultural Center and continues as part of this festival.  The 70-piece symphony orchestra is directed by Dr. Sergio Espinosa, a Mexican-born conductor.  Their "Sundays at the Symphony" concerts present symphony classics, often with soloists from opera and ballet. This festival concert features Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico and Dallas Arts District's Booker T. Washington High School's "Mariachi Pegaso" in an original ballet inspired by music from Revueltas's 1939 film score, "Night of the Mayas."   

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perot museum of nature and science

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is an award-winning architectural jewel in the heart of Dallas with a mission to inspire minds through nature and science. The Michelin Green Guide three-star destination invites guests to race a professional athlete, experience the power of earthquakes, crank open a giant geode, and watch paleontologists uncover history in the new Paleo Lab. Eleven mind-blowing exhibit halls explore everything from dinosaurs to DNA. Plus don’t miss The Art of the Brick, the largest display of LEGO ® art.  

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river bend

Spend your professional life surrounded by progress and vitality at River Bend, where Brook Partners is transforming 2025 Irving Blvd. into a vibrant retail, showroom and creative space that celebrates the intersection of culture and commerce. Anticipating the desires of a rapidly evolving district, Brook Partners is creating a community as it transforms 2025 Irving Blvd. into River Bend. With public art, sophisticated contemporary design, gorgeous landscaping and abundant parking, River Bend will provide a highly curated sense of place where your professional life will be inspired by your surroundings.

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south dallas cultural center

The South Dallas Cultural Center seeks to educate and inspire through the visual, media, literary, performing arts, classes and workshops inspired by the vibrancy and diversity of the African Diaspora and its contribution to world culture.

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SMU Meadows School of the Arts

The Meadows School of the Arts, formally established at SMU in 1969 and named in honor of benefactor Algur H. Meadows, is a nationally recognized arts education institution offering degrees in 11 arts and communication divisions. In addition to preparing students for professional careers, the school is a leader in developing innovative outreach and community engagement programs and provides critical national arts industry research through its SMU DataArts center.

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The J. T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts

The J. T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts was established in 2002 to bring together the Schools of Art, Music, and Theatre and Dance to produce an interdisciplinary environment in which the arts could flourish. Home to more than 1,100 students and outstanding faculty, the college is a dynamic and integral part of the arts community in Lubbock and the greater West Texas area. In addition to a broad array of degrees, the college offers the Fine Arts Ph.D. program that attracts outstanding graduate students to a unique interdisciplinary education in Art, Music, Theatre, Dance, and Philosophy.

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UT Southwestern peter o'donnell jr. brain institute

UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty includes many distinguished members, including six who have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1985.  By leveraging UTSW’s medical research and clinical expertise, the goal of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute is to usher in new therapies and alleviate the tremendous suffering caused by brain diseases and disorders. 

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verdigris ensemble

Founded in 2017, Verdigris Ensemble has quickly established itself as “one of the most innovative chamber choirs...a major artistic force” (Theaterjones) and called “a group to watch” offering “accomplished performances” (Dallas Morning News). Verdigris gathers Dallas’s best vocal talent to engage a modern audience with an ancient art form. In collaboration with creatives from Dallas and beyond, Verdigris weaves intricate choral programs into cross-disciplinary experiences.

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voices of change

Voices of Change is the Southwest’s premiere professional chamber music ensemble dedicated to modern chamber music. Now in its 44th year, Voices of Change fills a unique niche in the music world by performing small ensemble works by 20th and 21st century composers. We focus on living composers and we actively pursue commissioning and recording new works.

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