Project Description

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performance exhibition

An interdisciplinary project that takes shape as an experimental performance exhibition with new music, movement, film, and related public initiatives, and is a collaboration on all elements between conductor Robert Spano, choreographer Lauri Stallings and glo, and the filmmaking team of Micah and Whitney Stansell. cloth is a durational experience that provides people time to mine the territory of human and non-human relationships (within ourselves), explore instinct, memory, family and the impact of what we are when we are alone vs. what we are when we are together. The creative team is compelled to experiment with ways of fitting together multiple identities and views in order to make a complex story or pattern from a number of interconnected elements. In this way, the work feels like a visceral way into weaving, the creation of cloth, long a symbol of reason and the civilizing impulse hurled forward. Part I will include a new score written by conductor Robert Spano for five glo dancers and sculptural objects; part II consists of a double piano arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with percussion, expanding upon the cultural resonance of the work with dancers, students and people, and sculpture and film. Suspension forms the outer layers of the work, and cloth uses this scenario as a vital touchstone for a time-specific experience that is sonic, textural, visual, historical, visceral and communal, in an effort to alter temporal conditions and weave new ideas into public discourse. In tandem with the exhibition are Shops and artists Feeds.

The project is a production of The Goat Farm Arts Center in association with Tanz Farm. cloth is made possible in affiliation with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The Tower is made in partnership with Kennesaw State University Department of Dance.

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Lauri Stallings: conceptual artist and choreographer | Robert Spano: original composition | Micah and Whitney Stansell: film | Kristina Brown, Jennifer Cara Clark, Virginia Coleman, Noelle Kayser, Mary Jane Pennington, Mary Remy: moving artists | Pedja Muzijevic: pianist | Tom Sherwood and Charles Settle: percussionists | David Balliet: lighting | Tian Justman: fashion | Quiana Bello, Orion Crook, Corey Curtis, Joe Dreher, Christina Kelly, Edward McNally, Fifi Mandi Mpezo, Haley Myers, Roy Sockwell, Dustin Tracy, Cara Watkins, Nadia Zeitlin: gloLAB and GUILD performers | Richard Carvlin: general manager

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Opening September 10–14, 2014
8:30 pm nightly
Goodson Yard Factory Space
Goat Farm Arts Center
1200 Foster St
Atlanta, GA 30318

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