You are cordially invited to feast with Demeter and her guests as she welcomes her daughter Persephone home, heralding the Return of Spring...
Persephone Rising will be an intimate, immersive event incorporating theater, dance, live music, interactive art installations, fire sculpture, seasonal dishes, and craft cocktails. Audience members will be travel from the underworld to a lavish feasting hall where they are welcomed as attendees at a yearly banquet thrown by the goddess Demeter in honor of her daughter Persephone’s return. With food & drink from Wade’s of Smyrna, live music from Dr. Anonymous & When Ukuleles Attact, & fire sculpture from Flamewerx.
VanguardRep's Sam Ross adapts Chekov's short story Poprygunia (The Butterfly) into a devised multimedia movement theatre piece exploring love, fame, and the integrity of art and artists.
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Ø waste promotional trailer promoting the life-work project, which provides a safe and nurturing work environment for women who have survived victimization. Ø waste also partners with beloved; a local Atlanta non-profit that provides transitional housing, care, and counsel to women coming out of the sex trade in Atlanta.
The Hambidge Center provides a residency program that empowers talented individuals to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires individuals working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber. Creative thinkers from throughout the United States and around the world are awarded residencies by juried panels for two to eight weeks.
A narrative dance-film based on and including the choreography of Anicka Austin and the cast of sunday morning at 7.
Birth of Pleasure is an experiment in presenting choreography in a way that honors the choreography, without trying to replicate all of the nuances that are in a live show. It is a child of the choreography that supports the live work, while maintaining its independence as a standalone work of art.
sanctuaries and fortresses is the culmination of a year-long interest in the relevancy of myth making and the ancestral practice of gathering for collective listening in contemporary, mainstream culture. it is an investigation into the politics of sensuality, femininity in a myriad of forms, and the passing on of traditional methods of coping through the use of storytelling, disco! and the radical recontextualization of existing myth.
Composer Jake Heggie's and librettist Gene Scheer's moving two-act opera centers on Holocaust survivors visited by ghosts of their past. Based in part on the true stories of two Holocaust survivors: the Polish dissident Krystyna Zywulska (1914-1993) and the gay German Jew, Gad Beck (1923-2012).
A year-long project with artistic direction and choreography from Anicka Austin
The project includes the initial developments of an educational tool with aims to inspire young people to continue pursuing careers in the theatrical arts. sunday aspires to bring dance to wider audiences by using the technology available (live-streaming and film) to make digital versions of our disco ballet sanctuaries and fortresses as vibrant as possible. We believe in the transformative power of collectively experiencing art and are determined to create accessible dance experiences that connect people to their inner voices and to each other.
Dave is a performance experiment that examines the passing of stories. Audience members are invited to tell a personal story into a microphone. The movement artists of Fly on a Wall then respond physically to the tones, imagery, and energy passed to them through the audiences story. Passing is used as a form; a configuration that guides by experience, providing the architecture of a moment, and granting those involved a structure on which to hang their thoughts, feelings, and responses. Dave highlights a fresh take on listening and being together.
Proia Dance Project (2014-2017) is a multimedia dance company and collaborative atelier exploring our art form's potential to convey a broad spectrum of human experience and the power of movement as healing.
PDP was led by Alexandre Proia, who trained at the Paris Opera Ballet, later becoming a soloist with New York City Ballet, and performing as a guest artist on Broadway as well as with the Martha Graham Company.
Choreographed by artistic director Alexandre Proia. Bringing to life the composer's most famous work, this original ballet captures the emotional and physical transformations brought about by the changing of the seasons.