Monday, December 19, 2011

Atlanta Dance overview for 2011

So last year I listed most of everything that happened in 2010 in sort of loose chronological order. Now here's an attempt to list things from 2011 (this time alphabetically, sort of by performer) but wow, there was so much, I can't be sure I everything got in! It's also a little tricky since mostly it's by season on peoples' calendars instead of calendar years. Mostly I'm just condensing everything I can from the Dance Calendar that's on  Let me know if I left things out! Happy Holidays!
  • 2 Kids and a Dream: SHE Created It
  • African American Dance Review
  • Atlanta Ballet: Sleeping Beauty, Fusion, Ignition, Four Seasons, Nutcracker
  • Atlanta Dance Connection: Grace, Elegance & Energy
  • Ballethnic: Flyin' West, Urban Nutcracker
  • BE (brooks emanuel) dance at Poem 88
  • Beacon Dance: At once now and then, Earth, Water Study
  • Brooks and Company Dance: Ugly Duckling, Shorts 6
  • Catellier Dance Projects: Tempo, Dance in Progress
  • CORE Performance Company: The Point and Navigating the Hallway in addition to Salons and Lunchtimes in the Studio
  • Corian Ellisor: WikiDance, Magnetic Drift and Be(a)stie
  • Crossover Movement Arts: The West Zen, Pressure and Iron and Steel, Freestyle Polers Take the Fourth Ward, 
  • D’air: Untamed, FLUX
  • Dance Truck: Noelle Stiles, PLOT
  • Emily Christianson: Shaken
  • Expression Concert Dance Company had their inaugural performance with choreography by their director and other locals like company member Mary Mattman, Corian Ellisor and Sharon Sibley
  • Ferst Center at Georgia Tech: Step Afrika!, Doug Varone and Dancers, Jonah Bokaer, Nrityagam, Aszure Barton and Artists
  • FLUX: gloATL, D’air and Zoetic performed in three spaces in Castleberry Hill (I love when I can just walk out my gate and find art. It's the best night to live where we live down here! Well, the art strolls that happen monthly are also art, technically, but unfortunately they don't usually include dance.)
  • Full Radius Dance: Walking on my Grave, MAD Festival
  • Gardenhouse Dance: Layers at the ACAC, Proximity
  • Gathering Wild: 27, Anatomy of a Song
  • The Georgia Ballet Rhythm and Rhapsody
  • Giwayen Mata: Salute to our Men
  • gloATL: this is a world, chapter iii: this is a world, FLUX, liquid culture, maa’, float, everything and the Goodson Yard space was announced as their home and regular classes started there as CITY wide, in addition to summer and winter intensives
  • Helen Hale created a piece for the Magnetic Drift show, and a romp in the outdoors for the Beltline in Anti-Manners
  • Inman Park Dance Festival celebrated its 11th year
  • LIFT: Men. Dance. Life. had their second annual show at the Hertz
  • Lori Teague: Dance in Progress
  • Project 7: Wall to Wall, Masquerade
  • Refuge Dance Company: Progress
  • Rialto: Dance Africa Atlanta (part of NBAF), Ron K. Brown Evidence, Paul Taylor Dance Company
  • Room to Move Dance: The Lemon Table
  • SIDEWAYS: Breaking Bounds, Once Upon a Holiday
  • Staibdance: Dance in Progress at Emory
  • The Lucky Penny: a new presenting organization created by the fantastic energy of the duo Malina Rodriguez of Dance Truck and Blake Beckham. They started out with an artist talk with visiting NY performing artists The Blow, then really brought it with a huge event the 11.11.11 Spectacular Spectacular! two days full of artist talks, master classes, performances and more
  • Zoetic: Catch & Release, UNDONE, performance at MODA 

1 comment:

  1. From Blake Beckham and Dance Truck on our Facebook page (yep, I sure didn't have this whole list, so thanks, guys!):
    had a big year with shows at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (2/11), presented by The Layman Group in Auburn, Alabama (2/11), Museum of Design Atlanta (3/11), the Basement Theater (3/11), a lunch time truck stop in Little 5 (4/11), a romp in the Good Food Truck (4/11), two previews of PLOT at GardenHood and Magnetic Theater (5/11), then our MINT Gallery show with Noelle Stiles (6/11), PLOT at the Goat Farm (7/11), a trip to Portland for the Time Based Art Festival (9/11), Crossover Movement Arts on The Beltline (11/11), Lucky Penny film fest (11/11) and a photo exhibit by Bobbi Jo Brooks (11/11).