Critic's Notebook: gloATL hits the streets with gestures that soon will disappear

Vanishing soon from a neighborhood near you


  • Andrew Alexander
  • gloATL performed at the Sol LeWitt sculpture "54 Columns" in July 2011. The Atlanta-based dance company will create a new series of free public performances around Atlanta this summer beginning Wednesday, July 9.

Dance company gloATL will hit Atlanta's streets starting this week for a series of free public performances entitled gestures that soon will disappear.

The series begins this Wednesday, July 9, in the West End neighborhood's Howell Park and then leap-frogs all over town for five more performances over the following ten days. This is the fourth year the company has created a free summer dance series: sites in previous years have included Little Five Points, the Sol LeWitt sculpture 54 Columns on Highland Avenue, the Sifley Plaza at the High Museum and the Lindbergh MARTA Station, and past collaborators have included the Atlanta Opera, contemporary chamber music ensemble Sonic Generator and the Alliance Theatre's Collision Project. Creative Loafing contributor Muriel Vega has the full story on how the company is collaborating with visual artists Nikki Nye and Amy Flurry of the Paper-Cut-Project for the new work.

A full schedule of gloATL's upcoming performances and a map of the performance locations follow:

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  • Wednesday, July 9 at 5 p.m. West End, Howell Park, 939 Ralph David Abernathy: solo migration #1
  • Friday, July 11 at 8:35 p.m. Midtown Atlanta, 98 14th Street NE: migration + installation
  • Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13 at 4 p.m. Historic Downtown Roswell Town Square: migration

  • Wednesday, July 16, at 5 p.m. Historic Fourth Ward: Edgewood & Boulevard to Ponce: solo migration #2

  • Saturday, July 19 at 8:35 p.m. Westside, location TBA: installation