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dance Performances

AIM for Seva presents MEGHADOOTAM
Sunday August 24, 2014 4:00 pm
The performance is sponsored by All India Movement (AIM) for Seva, a not-for-profit organization promoting education for rural and tribal children in India through Free Student Homes.
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Georgia Tech Dance Company: An Evening of the Arts
Sunday November 9, 2014 4:00 pm
Enjoy this dance program by the Georgia Tech Dance Company, Sympathetic Vibrations, and DanceTech.
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Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion
Friday November 14, 2014 8:00 pm
Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion creates a moving and powerful portrait of urban life consumed by gang and police violence in "Pavement," a contemporary dance piece. Choreographer Kyle Abraham, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, reflects the bold, backward-jeans and high-top-fade era of ’90s hip-hop, while examining a culture plagued by discrimination, genocide, and the constant quest for a way out. Inspired by John Singleton’s groundbreaking film "Boyz N The Hood" and the classic essays of W.E.B. DuBois’ "The Souls of Black Folk" (1903), Pavement uses movement to depict scenes of violence, love, male bonding, arrests, and physical and emotional pain. The piece is set to a soundtrack that mixes a baroque operatic score with R&B and the sounds of the city.
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Urban Nutcracker
Thursday November 20, 2014 7:30 pm
Friday November 21, 2014 8:00 pm
Saturday November 22, 2014 8:00 pm
Sunday November 23, 2014 2:00 pm
The first Nutcracker performance of the season, Urban Nutcracker takes place on Atlanta’s own Sweet Auburn Avenue in the 1940’s and opens the weekend before Thanksgiving. Enjoy the soulful celebration, the majestic journey, the whimsical and mysterious characters such as the Reggae Ragdolls, the sultry Arabian dance, the spins and leaps of the Black Russian, Mother Spice and her tumbling Spice Drops, the bubbly Coca Cola Pas de Six, and the elegant Brown Sugar and her Chocolatier. Urban Nutcracker is to the Nutcracker as what The Wiz is to the Wizard of Oz.
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Jonah Bokaer
Saturday February 21, 2015 8:00 pm
Jonah Bokaer has cultivated a new form of choreography whose structural supports rely on visual art and design to transform public viewing and understanding of dance. His dance company returns to the Ferst Center in this full evening of performance featuring the pieces “Why Patterns” and “Recess.”
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