May’s Top Five

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

5. Lucinda’s World, Part III: Weathered Chromes. May 21-June 20. Marcia Wood Gallery.
The renowned Atlanta-based photographer continues with part three of a cycle of four exhibitions, each one at a different venue, this one of recent abstractions at Marcia Wood Gallery’s new midtown space.
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7 Stages breaks out “The Breakers”

007-Breakers-Preview-Highlights-401x250The Breakers is an innovative new show from 7 Stages taking place at the Goat Farm Arts Center that utilizes a specially-built house with transparent walls as its set. Check out my preview in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (paywall) and my review in ArtsATL.

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Preview of Nick Cave’s “Up Right Atlanta”

nick_cave-soundsuitArtist Nick Cave (not to be confused with the singer of the same name) creates colorful and elaborate soundsuits for his visually stunning and crowd-pleasing performances. Check out my preview of his show Up Right Atlanta in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The free show, April 24-26, will definitely be one of the don’t-miss performances of the year!

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Review of Wim Wenders’ “Salt of the Earth”

10-954x636Salt of the Earth is a new documentary by German filmmaker Wim Wenders examining the life and work of Brazilian photographer Sebastiaõ Salgado.

Check out my review on Burnaway.

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Profile of dancer Noelle Kayser

11040722_2544675852252_1848363929_nNoelle Kayser is the daughter of renowned Atlanta actor Chris Kayser. She’s recently stepped out into the spotlight as a dancer with companies such as gloATL and the Atlanta Ballet. Check out my profile on ArtsATL.

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April reviews: Figaro, Marcus and Explorers

boxApril is the busiest month. Check out my review of the Atlanta Opera’s Marriage of Figaro at the Cobb Energy Centre for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and my reviews of Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet at Actors’ Express and The Explorers’ Club at Aurora Theatre for ArtsATL.

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April’s Top Five

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

5. The Breakers, April 16-May 10. The Goat Farm Arts Center.
A new interactive production written and directed by Michael Haverty will allow viewers to wander through the drama unfolding in a house where all the walls are made of glass.
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The Giels of Capitol City prepare for Mozart’s ‘Abduction’

1427222390-conant_centerMozart fans are in luck. Not only is the Atlanta Opera preparing for a major production of the popular warhorse The Marriage of Figaro at the Cobb Energy Centre, April 4-12, but across town, the much smaller Capitol City Opera is preparing its own production of the lesser-known Mozart gem The Abduction from the Seraglio, March 27-29, at the Conant Performing Arts Center.

I interviewed the couple at the helm of the Capitol City production, Michael and Catherine Giel. Check it out in Atlanta alt-weekly Creative Loafing. And watch for my upcoming review of Marriage in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on April 7.

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Tanz Farm at the Rhodes

largeEven Atlantans who remember the old Rhodes Theatre might be surprised to learn that it’s actually still there.

Check out my AJC profile of Erik Thurmond who is one of the dancer-choreographers helping bring performance back to the old theater as part of Lauri Stallings’ Tanz Farm series of performances.

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Review of “Ballet 422″

ballet_422_2014_movie-t2Ballet 422 is a new documentary tracing the creative process of the young ballet dancer and choreographer Justin Peck, who gets tasked with making the New York City Ballet’s 422nd ballet.

Check out my review on BurnAway.

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