Instructor of Dance
Lauri Stallings is a contemporary artist whose language of physical gesture is an
exploration of the literacy that comes from inner technologies of the human body.
An alum of world--renowned Hubbard St. Dance Chicago, Stallings is a recent
nominee for the 2012 Rome Prize for her ongoing experiments with journey as a
form in contemporary performance. Stalling is Artist--in--Residence of Kennesaw
State University Department of Dance.
Stallings’ body of work encourages dialogue surrounding particular spaces, and is
often the catalyst for performance. Commissions for the stage include American
Ballet Theater (NY), Ballet Augsburg (Germany), Ballet British Columbia (Canada), Hubbard Street Dance (Chicago), DanceLINES Royal Opera House (UK), Julliard (NY), and Jacob’s Pillow (MA). A 2011 Bolgliasco Fellow (Italy), Stallings has
garnered Emory University’s inaugural 2010 “Artist Impact Award,” a 2009 Benois
de la Danse nomination (Moscow) for her big, a collaboration with world hip--hop
star Big Boi of OutKast; Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch,” Chicagoan of the Year (2004), and Chicago Music and Dance Alliance’s Ruth Page Award (2005).
Founding Artist of gloATL, a 3-year old collaborative platform of contemporary
performance based in Atlanta, Stallings’ works for gloATL include rapt,
amidst architect Renzo Piano’s Woodruff Arts Center campus; Bloom, the inaugural work of Flux Projects; and Liquid Culture, a series of “utopia stations”at Sol Lewitt’s 54 Columns. Stallings’ glo creations for the stage include the full--evening work Halo (Duo Theatre NYC), Plum Line Revisited, Joyce Theater (NY), and in 2011, MaŠ, the critically--acclaimed multi--disciplinary work in Atlanta Symphony Hall, with Conductor Robert Spano of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Sonic Generator. In 2011, Stallings curated Off the Edge, the first contemporary dance Festival in Atlanta, in partnership with the Rialto and Kennesaw State University Department of Dance. Stallings and the glo team continue their vision of Atlanta as a dance city in 2012--13 with Tanz Farm, a multi--layered season of performances and shops for Atlanta and inter/national artists, in partnership with The Goat Farm Arts Center at gloATL‘s creative home, Goodson Yard.
Stallings’ upcoming works include 360 Dance (NY), Laban Institute (UK), Hippodrome, the world premiere, with The Atlanta Opera, Sonic Generator Music Ensemble and Visual artist Gyun Hur, and Livers:REMIX, Stallings and glo’s international art fair debut come December, at Art Basel’s Aqua Fair, the U.S.’s international art fair held yearly in Miami.