Off the EDGE
Biennial Contemporary Dance Festival
Off the EDGE offers out-of-the-box, FREE dance experiences including the Preview Event at KSU and EDGE in Unexpected Spaces featuring performances at The Healey Building and Flash Mobs popping up all over metro Atlanta. Off the EDGE culminates with EDGE On Stage–two different nights of electrifying sight sound and movement on the Rialto stage.
EDGE On Stage
At the Rialto Center for the Arts
- Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
- Saturday, February 1, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Off the EDGE culminates with EDGE On Stage–two different nights of electrifying sight sound and movement on the Rialto stage. In 2012, the Rialto anchored a revolutionary dance experience gathering some of the world’s most innovative and thrilling dance companies. Now the biennial experience, co-presented with Kennesaw State University, is back and better than ever…for lovers of dance, sight, sound, movement, or simply the unexpected, experiencing Off the EDGE is a must. The 2014 iteration will be curated by Montreal-based Ilter Ibrahimof, artist manager and artistic advisor to, among others, the Festival des Arts de St. Sauveur and New York City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival. His original curatorial thread will weave an unforgettable weekend of dance. Once you’ve been to the EDGE, you’ll never be the same.
“In a weekend of memorable images and poignant movement… ‘Off the EDGE’ received an incredible launching, with full Atlanta audiences enjoying two evenings of great dance. Many happy returns.”ArtsATL.com
“Off the EDGE to reach beyond the stage.”AJC.com
Friday, January 31
EDGE in Unexpected Places
Due to inclement weather conditions, all Off the EDGE events schedule for Thursday, Jan 30 are CANCELLED. The Jan 31 and Feb 1, performances of EDGE in Unexpected Spaces and EDGE On Stage will go on as scheduled. The Rialto Box Office will reopen Friday, Jan 31.
Leading up to the weekend event, is a FREE, public component of Off the EDGE — EDGE in Unexpected Spaces. This contemporary dance event is the world premiere of three original works by Atlanta choreographers, Nicole Livieratos, Lori Teague, and D. Patton White. Curated by CORE’s Artistic Director Sue Schroeder and commissioned by CORE, these artists have created original, site-specific works with a common curatorial thread, “turning everyday spaces into works of art,” for performance within the lobbies and architecture of The Healey Building in downtown Atlanta’s Historic Fairlie-Poplar district.
Schedule for EDGE in Unexpected Spaces:
- Jan 28, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. — Multiple performances of “Brought to you by…” by D. Patton White
- Jan 29, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. — Multiple performances of “Disrupt” by Lori Teague CANCELLED
- Jan 30, 11:30 – 1 p.m. — Multiple performances of “Doubt” by Nicole Livieratos and CORE Performance Company CANCELLED
- Jan 31, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. — Performance of all 3 new works by D. Patton White, Lori Teague, and Nicole Livieratos
- Feb 1, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. — Performance of all 3 new works by D. Patton White, Lori Teague, and Nicole Livieratos
EDGE Opening Reception and Classes
Thursday, January 30, 6:00-7:30 p.m at Chastain Pointe Studios at Kennesaw State University, Building 300, Suite 306, 770.794.7673. CANCELLED
- John Heginbotham: Modern
- Michelle Dorrance: Tap
- Compagnie Kafig: Hip – Hop
Classes followed by a reception.
For more information about Edge ON STAGE and Edge in Unexpected Places, visit rialto.gsu.edu.
Off the EDGE is presented by The Rialto Center for the Arts, in partnership with Kennesaw State University’s Department of Dance, and CORE, sponsored in part by the Charles Loridans Foundation.