Project Description

choir B

museum installation

choir B is comprised of dancers organized in a catalog of systems that cater to people in museums and art spaces. The systems are a script for dancers to exchange with people, and are made up of physical anthems, gestures and spoken games. Collectivity is an urgent agent, and the exchanges are carefully constructed as relational migrations and public movement choirs in the main corridors of the museum. Stallings is devoted to journey, and allowing dance to be a visual practice. Tableaux vivants are used as a transitory form, and etiquette and democratic rules for being inside vs. outside the exhibition are made between the dancers and people. As the exhibition unfolds, the question of what does it look like evolves to how does it feel. choir B matures into an exploration of the play between the permanent object vs. the ephemeral experience.

Supported in part by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. choir B is supported by the Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia Humanities Council, and Paradise Garden Foundation. choir B is a joint commission of Zuckerman Museum of Art and Department of Dance, Kennesaw State University. choir B is a commission of High Museum of Art and the Mi Casa exhibition.

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Lauri Stallings: concept and choreography | Kristina Brown, Virginia Coleman, Sean Hilton, Noelle Kayser, Mary Jane Pennington: moving artists | KSU students | dj Vicki Powell | music by Ancient Choruses, R.E.M, Howard Finster, Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley | Maggie Dinkins: fashion | Zuckerman | James Pruitt: installation | Richard Carvlin: general manager


Opening October 4, 2013 – July 12, 2014
Georgia Museum of Art
Zuckerman Museum of Art
Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden
High Museum of Art

free and public

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