The Goat Farm Arts Center and gloATL announce Tanz Farm, a series of performances, shops, and collaborative experimentations emphasizing interaction and place. This path-making encounter includes a subscription, four-part performance series of Atlanta and inter/national artists, and free to the public initiatives. With The Goat Farm and gloATL’s unified vision to establish the unique space of Goodson Yard as an inter/national destination for today’s contemporary performance, Tanz Farm will run from September 10, 2012 – May 12, 2013.
Highlights in the inaugural season include the extraordinary physical experiments of Sidra Bell (New York), Pierre Rigal (France) performing his solo work Standing Man in partnership with the French Consulate of Atlanta, a three-week residency on the Farm with Seattle-based multi-media performance duo Zoe/Juniper, Germany’s Pretty Ugly Dance Company founder Amanda K. Miller creating a new work on CORE Performance, the gorgeous work of international choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano and Chicago’s Luna Negra Dance Theatre, and a full-evening, world premiere entitled Hippodrome, that brings together gloATL founding artist Lauri Stallings, Atlanta visual artist Gyun Hur, Georgia Tech’s Sonic Generator Music Ensemble, and the continuation of gloATL’s experimentation with vocal music.
Says Goat Farm owner Anthony Harper, “We want to develop a ‘cultural Badge’ that Atlantans can boast of. A source of pride, the Tanz platform allows a multi-disciplinary network of performers to explore new combinatory methods with one another. Our hope is that bringing together this dense contrasting network of performers and artists will give ideas the chance to collide with opportunity and synthesize.”
“This merging, of the Farm and gloATL, of current contemporary performance practices and a sense of place, are like most, a chip in a complex mosaic, a continued effort to invest in the city’s atmosphere. Tanz Farm highlights our experience that only through live action can we fully realize the potential of involvement people have with one another, states Lauri Stallings, gloATL founding artist.”
Tanz Farm, A Performance Anthology
$25 General Admission, $15 Artists and Student single tickets to each of the 4-part performance series.
Season subscription: single ticket to each of the 4-series, $80.
Tanz Farm initiatives are each Free to the Public.