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Dance Company Premiere’s
“This is a World”

2011 February 3
by Susan Asher

This is a World -1 from gloATL on Vimeo.

Lauri Stallings’ dance company gloATL premieres its newest creation “This is a World” for two nights this weekend.

After dancing with the Cleveland San Jose Ballet and Canada’s Ballet British Columbia, she danced for five years with the famed Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

Stallings later held a three-year residency as a choreographer at the Atlanta Ballet where she received accolades for her mashup featuring the Atlanta Ballet with Grammy Award winner Big Boi and Grammy nominee Janelle Monáe.

Her company gloATL is a collaborative platform of part choreography and part interactive art installation, bridging the gap between performers and audiences.

The performance location, Goodson Yard, is a vast enclosed structure found on the Goat Farm, a 100-year-old cotton mill recently designated for artists’ live and work space. Located just off of Howell Mill Road, between 14th and 17th Street, the Goat Farm symbolizes the efforts of Atlanta’s Real estate development community to support not-for-profit artists with space.

The formal world premiere of this new creation will take place May 2011 at the Duo Theatre in New York.

“This is a World” runs in Atlanta this weekend only, Feb. 4-5. For ticket information, visit gloATL.

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