cloth is 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. Unfolding over the course of 2 hours, 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 5 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 a large group of dancers, students and people, 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.
Robert Spano, conductor; Lauri Stallings, conceptual artist & choreographer; The Stansells, film; Pedja Muzijevic, piano; Tom Sherwood, lead percussion; Audrey Morrision, sculpture; Ryan O'Gara, Lighting; the dancers of glo; Kennesaw State University Dance; Richard Carvlin, Production Manager, and people.
Goat Farm Arts Center
September 10-14 at 8:30pm
Goodson Yard, The Goat Farm Arts Center (View)
1200 Foster St.
Atlanta, GA 30318
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