An interview with Robert Dekkers

Photo by Natalia Perez

Photo by Natalia Perez

Check out my interview with choreographer Robert Dekkers in this week’s Creative Loafing.

Dekkers’ piece Yours is Mine will be performed by the Atlanta Ballet’s chamber performance group Wabi Sabi at the outdoor installation Mi Casa, Your Casa at the High Museum on Friday, August 29, beginning at 8:15 p.m.

 

 

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Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi to perform at the High and the Botanical Garden

Courtesy Atlanta Ballet/Wabi Sabi

Courtesy Atlanta Ballet/Wabi Sabi

The Atlanta Ballet’s contemporary chamber performance group Wabi Sabi moves off the stage and into the city over the next few weeks in a series of performances at the High Museum and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.  All of the evenings promise something special, but the performance of August 29 at the High Museum’s Sifly Piazza installation Mi Casa, Your Casa offers live music from contemporary chamber ensemble Sonic Generator and new work from choreographers Tara Lee and Robert Dekkers. Not to be missed. For a complete schedule, see below.

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the artist who never lies

10534071_10202269354527541_6129379716715950777_nI’ll be helping to open the third season of Tanz Farm, the Goat Farm Arts Center’s season of contemporary dance and performance hosted by gloATL, by co-moderating the season’s first discussion event tonight, Tuesday, August 19, alongside my co-host Maggie Davis.

The evening is entitled “the artist who never lies” and it features an amazing line-up of panelists:
Lucinda Bunnen, photographer
Big Rube, hip-hop artist
Betsy Beaman, architect
Chris Kayser, actor
Marium Khalid, theater artist
Michael Kurth, Composer & ASO musician
Tara Lee, Atlanta Ballet dancer and choreographer

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Review of “Finding Fela”

10410135_586568311459236_3667132207393312738_n-500x500Finding Fela is a new documentary that tells the story of the charismatic and popular Nigerian singer Fela Kuti.

Check out my review on Burnaway.

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August’s Top Five

A monthly listing of Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta:

 5. The Savannah Disputation at Theatrical Outfit, August 21-September 7.
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Review of “Art Against the Wall”

Buffalo Soldiers Hat (Photo courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery)

Buffalo Soldiers Hat (Photo courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery)

Atlanta-based artist Radcliffe Bailey places historical artifacts side-by-side with works by contemporary artists in “Art Against the Wall” at Gallery 72 through August 22.

Check out my review on ArtsATL.

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Preview of the Lucky Penny’s “Dearly Departures”

Malina Rodriguez and Blake Beckham of the Lucky Penny (Photo by Bobbi Jo Brooks)

Malina Rodriguez and Blake Beckham of the Lucky Penny (Photo by Bobbi Jo Brooks)

The hardest part about building a two-story house entirely out of cardboard? Taking it down.

Find out why the artists of the Lucky Penny chose to do something completely different for their new dance performance piece Dearly Departures in my preview story on ArtsATL.

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Review of Adrienne Outlaw’s “Sweet Demise”

Courtesy whitespace/Adrienne Outlaw

Courtesy whitespace/Adrienne Outlaw

Nashville artist Adrienne Outlaw creates with sugar (something that seems to be going around this summer) for a new show at Atlanta’s whitespace gallery.

Check out my review of the exhibition on BurnAway.

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All About Yves

cocktail-dress-1954_675524nThe new French film Yves Saint Laurent dramatizes the life of the famous designer.

Check out my review in Creative Loafing.

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gloATL hits the streets with “gestures that soon will disappear”

Photo by Andrew Alexander

Photo by Andrew Alexander

Dance company gloATL hits the Atlanta streets starting this week for a series of free public performances entitled gestures that soon will disappear.  The work begins Wednesday evening, July 9, in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood and continues over the next ten days at various locations around the city. For a full schedule and map, check out my column in Creative Loafing….  I’ll be seeing you in all the new, unfamiliar places.

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