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Slide show: gloATL’s “search for the exceptional” through the lens of Karley Sullivan

For three evenings last weekend, the gloATL dance troupe took over the Old Fourth Ward Skatepark for what ArtsATL’s Cynthia Bond Perry called a “once in a lifetime artistic experience.”

It was choreographer Lauri Stallings’ latest site-specific piece: “the search for the exceptional: a work on a theme of intimacy.” The dancers worked in and around giant concrete bowls and interacted with skateboarders, and the artistic blending was daring and exciting. It also was a melding of the old and new Atlantas. The dancers were clad in 1962-era dress to represent the year the city integrated public parks and “white flight” began, alongside representatives of the city’s modern-day cutting-edge personality.

ArtsATL photographer Karley Sullivan photographed the final rehearsal last Thursday, in addition to performances. We hope you enjoy her slide show.

(Disclosure: this was a commission from the Possible Futures foundation, founded by Louis Corrigan, who also is the chairman of ArtsATL’s board of directors.)

 

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