Verdigris Ensemble in Dallas recently announced its seventh season, boasting performances bound to awaken all the senses.
The choral group released its program for the season under the tag “Regrowth.” It touts several collaborations with the Dallas Contemporary Museum of Art, various composers, and visual artists.
Verdigris, already known for its storytelling, aims to inspire others by sharing Texas tales of community renewal.
In August, the group hired its first-ever executive director, Kyle Igneczi, an individual with a background as a performer, puppeteer, and nonprofit arts administrator, as recently reported by The Dallas Express.
Verdigris’ season kicks off with a show titled “The Endangered,” which will run at the Dallas Contemporary Museum of Art from October 27 to 29 at 7 p.m. Over the course of 55 minutes, audiences will take in renderings of Dallas’ native plants and animals as five local poets’ works are set to music written by five local composers.
The performance is inspired by and will center on Sarah Kirkland Snider’s “Mass for the Endangered,” a work featuring text by Nathaniel Bellows that debuted in New York City in 2018.
At the same venue, “Beautification” will celebrate the natural allure of Texas wildflowers December 1-3 through an immersive experience created with the help of visual artist Bianca Bondi.
“Dust Bowl,” the third act in the line-up, will run at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the Dallas Arts District February 23-25. The spectacle first premiered in Dallas to great acclaim in 2020. It explores the tragic historical event that swept through the Southern Plains in the 1930s.
The season wraps up with “Mis-Lead,” a performance that will run at the historic Kalita Humphreys Theater April 5-7 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The show highlights the history of lead poisoning in West Dallas, with music accompaniments composed by Kirsten Soriano.
Prices for tickets range from $17.50 to $41, with proceeds contributing to the Texas Trees Foundation’s tree-planting activities across the state.
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