Thursday, January 29, 2015

From Colored Girls to Urban Bush Women:Art, Activism and Social Transformation An artist talk & Master Class

Rialto Center for the Arts in Partnership with Spelman College Department of Drama and Dance and the Toni Cade Bambara Scholar-Activism of the Women’s Center


Friday, January 30, 2015 from 3:00 - 5:00pm

From Colored Girls to Urban Bush Women:  Art, Activism and Social Transformation
An artist talk with Artistic Director, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar &
Spelman College Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Aku Kadogo
Location: Spelman College, Camile O. Hanks Cosby Academic Center, Lower Level Room 32
Free and Open to the Public

Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 10:00am – 12:00pm
MASTER DANCE CLASS with Urban Bush Women
Location: Spelman College, Giles Hall, Room 106
Free and Open to the Public

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:00pm
Urban Bush Women performs Walking with ‘Trane, Chapter 2
Location: Rialto Center for the Arts | Georgia State University

“…the Urban Bush Women are committed, triple-threat performers who dance, sing and act with a sometimes searing sense of truthfulness.”
The New York Times


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WENDY WHELAN: Restless Creature at the Rilato Arts Center

WENDY WHELAN: Restless Creature

Ballet Legend in Duets with Four Choreographers

Kyle Abraham, Josh Beamish, Brian Brooks and Alejandro Cerrudo

  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Box Office hours:
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 404-413-9TIX (9849)
For over 25 years , Wendy Whelan has been captivating audiences of New York City Ballet with her elegant yet thrilling movement and her exacting, intelligent approach to performing.  With a serious and complete commitment to artistic excellence.  Wendy has built a repertory that spans great classical ballets such as Swan Lake. Balanchine’s neo-classical masterpieces, and works by contemporary choreographers, who have been inspired by her ability to create a compelling and unique beauty in her performances.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Full Radius Dance and the Fulbright

Full Radius Dance and the Fulbright

A reception and discussion with Fulbright-Shuman scholar Monika Pozek

Monday, January 26th, 6pm, at the Trolley Barn, 63 Edgewood Avenue Northeast, Atlanta 
Free; donations accepted
Join us for refreshments, a performance by the company and Monika, and a discussion of Monika's residency with Full Radius Dance. Also in attendence will be guest artist Alice Sheppard.
Monika Po┼żek is the founder and artistic director of MeetShareDance. Originally from Slovenia, she began her dance training at Bolero Dance School, dancing and performing with a hip hop and show dance group for 12 years. After graduation with a degree in Adult and Continuing Education, Monika moved to Spain and, later, to Argentina where she studied Dance Therapy at AADT and in the Maria Fux method. and joined classes with a mixed-ability dance group called Grupo Alma (Buenos Aires) where she learned from Susana Gonzales, the leader of this group. This experience led her to do Danceability teacher training in Helsinki. Afterwards, she joined and performed with a wheelchair dance group Zebra in Slovenia . Monika returned to Madrid where she performed and danced with DanZass (2011), a dance organization working with children with autism. In 2012, she founded the MeetShareDance (MSD) festival. MSD is a 4-day festival that promotes and aims to create an international dance network for individuals or groups that are working with dance and disability. MSD implements this by focusing on contemporary dance but welcomes all other styles, while always considering the new choreographic possibilities and new ways of dancing.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

"ATTIC" - Staib Dance January 22-24


"Attic" premiere
an evening-length episocic
meditation on the nature of memory

at Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
1700 N Decatur Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322

Thurs - Sat at 8 PM, +Sat at 5 PM
Free parking available in the Fishburne Deck
the Arts at Emory Box Office (404-727-5050"Attic" premier50

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Lunchtime in the Studio:

Music That Dances-January 22

January 22, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm
CORE Studios on the square in Decatur, 139 Sycamore St.
FREE, Reservations encouraged as space is limited

Photo by Sue Schroeder, CORE Performance Company in Vivaldi Dances in the Park

Experience CORE’s Collaborations that Educate, Inspire, and Touch our Community
At the January 22nd Lunchtime in the Studio, audience members will get the opportunity to experience  an intimate view into two upcoming projects, on love and a world too wide, both created with strong musical influences. The members of the CORE Performance Company, including Stefanie Boettle, Anna Bracewell, Kristin D’Addario, Joshua Rackliffe, Rose Shields, and Erik Thurmond along with Artistic Director and Choreographer, Sue Schroeder will spearhead this Lunchtime program.
Lunchtime in the Studio has been called “a close-up and personal look at
how contemporary dance is crafted and performed” (AJC).  Lunchtime in the 
Studio offers a free “backstage pass” for the public to actively engage in the 
innovation, collaboration, investigation and community-building that forms the 
heart of CORE’s vision. 
You are warmly greeted as you enter the welcoming studio, get your lunch, take
a seat, and observe and respond as art-makers share their work.  CORE,
a contemporary dance organization, creates, performs, and presents compelling, 
original dance that ignites the creative spirit and actively engages in international
cultural conversations.
Lunch provided by Raging Burrito y Taco and Starbucks Decatur for first 40 
who arrive. Doors open at 11:45 am.

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Advance Reservations guarantee a lunch ticket for guests arriving between
11:45am and noon. At noon all reservations will be released and lunch tickets 
will be given on a first come, first served basis.  Seats are always available and 
you are welcome to bring your own lunch.
Restaurant sponsors of CORE’s 15th Season of the Lunchtime in the Studio series 
include Starbucks Decatur, Jimmy Johns, Raging Burrito y Taco, Farm Burger 
and more.
CORE’s 29th season in Atlanta is supported in part by the Pattillo Foundation, 
the Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust, LENZ Marketing, Cameron and Roberts 
Insurance Agency, Primary Care Chiropractic, Decatur Atlanta Printing, and the 
Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through appropriations of the Georgia General 
Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency – the National
Endowment for the Arts.
CORE Studios, 139 Sycamore St, are accessible from Decatur Square near 
Sycamore Street or through the parking lot behind Eddie’s Attic on N. McDonough St.  
Map and parking directions:
photo (c) Sue Schroeder

Georgia Arts Day, January 27th


Join our Day of Arts Celebration!

Georgia Arts Day, January 27th
Register here.

Next Tuesday, January 27th, arts supporters from all over Georgia will gather at the State Capitol to celebrate all the good things which the arts and the creative economy brings to our state.

The arts benefit Georgia's children and families, bring economic growth to our region, attract tourism dollars, and highlight the beauty and meaning in our daily lives.

It's not too late!
Won't you join us for the celebration?

The Georgia Arts Network is organizing an Arts Day luncheon including training, networking, and speakers as part of Tourism, Hospitality, & the Arts Day at the Capitol. Be a part of this statewide movement in support of the arts!

Your ticket to Arts Day includes lunch, training, and access to the other activities surrounding Tourism, Hospitality, & the Arts Day at the Capitol. Learn more and sign up!

Partial List of Arts Day Speakers:
Madison Cario
Director, Georgia Tech Office of the Arts

Jay Dick
Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs, Americans for the Arts  


Sandra Deal
First Lady of Georgia


5 Steps to Set Up a Meeting with Your Legislators for Arts Day

1) Find out who they are & get their contact info! The official General Assembly website has not yet been updated to reflect the new elections. For now, use the OpenStates site to find this information. 

2) Send them an email request! Include why you want a meeting, who is attending, and what you will speak about. You can find a sample email right hereon our Arts Day site.

3) Follow up via email & phone! If you do not hear back in a few days, send a polite follow-up email or call their office.

4) Get a meeting time and notify the Georgia Arts Network! We want to know who is meeting up with their officials! Please notify us as soon as you have scheduled a meeting. 

5) Prepare for your meeting! We created a Tips & Tools document on meeting with Public Officials. You can find it and other useful information on ourAdvocacy Resources Page. Closer to the date, we will send out a one-page sheet that you will be asked toleave behind with your legislators and their staff. It will outline the strength of the arts in Georgia and our community's political requests (increased funding being among them!). 

c/o VSA Arts of Georgia

1386 Mayson Street
Atlanta, GA 30324

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Feed Your Senses: Dance Canvas at the Rialto Center

Join the Rialto Center and Dance Canvas
for Two Amazing Dance Events!

Feed Your Senses: Dance Canvas


Wednesday, January 21 from Noon to 1:00 PM

Dance Canvas returns to ‘Feed Your Senses’ with a preview performance of their main stage production: “Introducing the Next Generation“™, which opens at the Rialto on Friday, January 23rd. Join the choreographers and dancers as they present selections from their new works in progress and talk to audiences about the inspiration for their work. See the Atlanta premier of Annilille Kollman’s Malayla Works Dance Company and the newest work by Artistic Director, Angela Harris, “reVoir”.

Plan to meet your friends downtown for
 Feed Your Senses, the free Lunchtime Learning Performing Arts Series, every third Wednesday at Noon, in the Lobby at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University. The program features a different artist or speaker each month providing a casual and fun insider’s look at their craft. Previous Feed Your Senses have featured the Faculty Jazztet from Georgia State’s School of Music, Latin jazz group Havana Son, and Nefertari Bey, jazz vocalist.
Light refreshments will be provided for this Feed Your Senses event.

Dance Canvas

"Introducing the Next Generation" 

Friday, January 23rd at 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 24th at 8:00 PM

Dance Canvas is pleased to bring its nationally acclaimed performance series to the Rialto Center stage after 6 seasons at the Woodruff Arts Center. This year, Dance Canvas will present World Premier Dance works from 10 emerging professional choreographers coming to Atlanta from across the country. The show also features nearly 50 of Atlanta’s top professional dance artists. Don’t miss this chance to see these new innovative voices in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, & Contemporary dance…Growing Professional Dance in Atlanta…“Introducing the Next Generation”™
Don't forget to purchase your tickets for 
Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature
Ballet Legend in Four Duets
Tuesday, January 27th at 7:30 PM

Urban Bush Women
Power in Movement: Celebrating 30 Years
Saturday, January 31st at 8:00 PM

For more information or to purchase tickets
call the Rialto Box Office at 404-413-9849 or visit