Project Description

Off the Edge

inaugural contemporary performance event

A seven-day showcase of performances, classes and lectures seeking to elaborate on the cultural impact of dance presentation and diverse programming in downtown Atlanta at a historic theatre. Off the Edge was the first of its kind effort in Atlanta, created and conceptualized by Lauri Stallings, managed by Richard Carvlin, and presented by Georgia State’s Rialto Center, Kennesaw State University, and glo.

Components included an opening roundtable at Atlanta Contemporary, free and public artist-to-artist workshops in five locations across metro Atlanta, and Edge/PUBLIC, a performance installation series of Atlanta artists in Woodruff Park, curated by Paul Boshears. An Inter/National Guest Artists Series occurred over two nights at the Rialto Center, and the festival closing was a theatrical experience with Israeli artist Rina Sheinfeld at the Goat Farm Arts Center. Off the Edge wove the dance community as an elaborate host, and included CORE, Dance Canvas, Zoetic Dance Ensemble, Emory Dance, Full Radius Dance and Spelman College Department of Drama & Dance.

Off the Edge is a partnership of glo, Rialto Center, and Kennesaw State University. Off the Edge is made possible by a residency at Atlanta Contemporary. Off the Edge is made possible by Woodruff Park Association.

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Lauri Stallings, curator | Lar Lubovitich (NY) | BODYTRAFFIC / Barak Marshall (L.A./Tel Aviv) | Out of Hand Theater (ATL) | Full Radius Dance (ATL) | Gallim Dance (NY) | Staibdance (ATL) | zoe / juniper (Seattle) | Judy Gordon / Georgia Tech School of Architecture (ATL) | Keigwin+Co (NY) | Bernard Jackson / SCAD (ATL) | Haverty Object Theater (ATL) | Bent Frequency (ATL) | LIFT (ATL) | Casey Lynch (ATL) | Ivan Pulinkala / KSU | John Welker / Wabi Sabi (ATL) | Emory Dance / Kyle Abraham |  glo | Richard Carvlin: general manager


classes | talks | public works


Opening January 24, 2012
Downtown Atlanta
through January 29, 2012
Rialto Center for the Arts
80 Forsyth Street 30303
Goat Farm Arts Center
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