Terry's Tiny 10-Step Guide to Enjoying gloATL is at the bottom of the blog.
We followed Virginia down these stairs.
She led us to the stupendous, empty stage of Symphony Hall.
It's 6500+ square feet and 81+ feet tall. It seemed bigger than the gallery (where folks sit).
But the evening didn't start there.
gloaTL started the performance in the wildflower meadow, actually a retention pond between One Atlantic Center and 1180 Peachtree. I didn't know it was there. This is where Calatrava's Symphony Hall was going to be.
They stared in the meadow and migrated that-a-way.
That-a-way across the Promenade II garden. Ever seen the Promenade II garden? It's groomed to the "9's" and I was afraid to disturb one blade of grass.
Sometimes they moved, sometimes they stopped. Reminded me of playing "sling the stature" on summer evenings.
Sometimes a pas de deux.
Sometimes a solo.
Sometimes an upside down quintet.
They crossed 15th street. What next?
Virginia led us down the stairs.
Down the stairs to the grand stage. I was overwhelmed.
For a while the performers were in the gallery and the audience on the stage.
Virginia surveyed the action across the 122 foot stage.
I didn't want to take pictures anymore. I just wanted to be there.
Maybe I can come back for a longer look.
gloATL performed "glo and Paper-Cut Collaboration: gestures that soon will disappear phase I: ROMANTIC BODY" in Five parts: Once in Westend, once in Midtown, twice in Roswell, and once in Westside Atlanta | location announced soon Saturday, July 19 at 8:35pm.
I'm blogging the Modtown performance on Friday, July 11, 2014.
Terry's Tiny 10-Step Guide to Enjoying gloATL
- gloATL dances where folks don't usually dance.
- It's kind of crazy, it's rehearsed and unrehearsed.
- You don't know what will happen next.
- They move about so you'll need to move about.
- Beginning and endings are rarely obvious or abrupt.
- The performers may talk to you and you can certainly talk to them.
- You can't see it all.
- You don't have to stay still and be quiet.
- Sometimes you'll want to stay still and be quiet.
- The longer you stay the more it gets you.