gloATL gets a permanent home at the Goat Farm
Atlanta’s migratory dance company finds a nest
- The Goodson Yard warehouse space at the sprawling arts complex known as the Goat Farm will become dance company gloATL’s permanent home.
When gloATL performs Chapter III: This is a World at the Goat Farm next week, the dance company won’t just be celebrating the opening of new work, they’ll be celebrating a new home. The company was recently invited by Goat Farm owners Anthony Harper and Chris Melhouse to take up permanent residence at Goodson Yard, an 8,000 square foot performance space on the grounds.
Formerly known as Murray Mill, the Goat Farm, a sprawling 100-year-old cotton gin industrial facility in west midtown Atlanta, has been transformed over the years by its owners into a multi-disciplinary artists’ space. gloATL’s establishment of a permanent home there is supported by Possible Futures Inc., a non-profit foundation created by arts supporter Louis Corrigan. One of the first steps in creating gloATL’s new home will be the building and installation of a new sprung sub-floor and new marley dance floor in the warehouse space. The owners, artists and backers envision “the potential to create a facility as vibrant and relevant as Jacob’s Pillow in the Southeast region,” a curated arena of exchange for local, national, and international emerging performing artists.