Get your glo on beginning today when the Goat Farm Arts Center and gloATL dance company — whose creed is “Come. Witness uniqueness” — present the inaugural season of Tanz Farm, a series of experimental performances and collaborative workshops that runs through May 12, 2013. The “performance anthology” showcases local and international artists, as well as the arts-nurturing vibe of the Goat Farm in West Midtown.

The Tanz idea (tanz is German for dance) lets performers from different disciplines explore new combinations with one another, according to organizers.

The fall installment of the performance series runs through Nov. 3. The schedule:

  • 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29. French dancer/choreographer Pierre Rigal (pictured) in a solo show titled Standing Man.
  • 8 p.m. Nov. 1-3: New York dance company Sidra Bell, and Atlanta’s French-language Théâtre du Rêve with Los Angeles vocalist Eliza Rickman (Rickman performs Saturday only).

Other artists on board for the 2012-13 season include Germany-based choreographer Amanda K. Miller and CORE Performance Company (dance, Decatur), zoe | juniper (performance and visual artists, Seattle), Staib Dance (Atlanta), Sonic Generator Music Ensemble (Atlanta), Gustavo Ramirez Sansano/Luna Negra Dance Theater (Chicago), dancers Lauri Stallings and gloATL, and the Atlanta Opera.

Tanz Farm also will include a series of initiatives featuring national and international artists. These include:

  • SHOP — Workshops emphasizing interdisciplinary exchange.
  • LIV — Sessions promoting the Goat Farm and its rustic Goodson Yard auditorium as a nurturing environment for artists.
  • FEED — A moderated conversation series promoting dialogue and seeking points of convergence among disciplines as well as new modes of working.
  • WIP — Promoting works-in-progress and offering a chance to discuss process.

Tanz Farm initiatives are free to the public. Tickets to each performance series (fall, winter, spring, summer) are $15 to $25; $10 to $15 artists/students. Season subscriptions (a single ticket to each of the four series) are $80. The Goat Farm is at 1200 Foster St. N.W. Details, tickets HERE.


About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich, Encore Atlanta’s editor, is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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