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  • Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio 1700 North Decatur Road Atlanta, GA, 30322 United States (map)

Presented by the Emory Dance Program.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 4:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 4:00pm

Founded upon dramatic, life-changing events encountered as a child in Iran, George Staib and his company embark on their most political and socially driven work to date.

fence is a journey into a messy world of power struggles and dismissed histories, and an examination of how "otherness" can rob our power or become its source. Staib's intensely physical movement vocabulary bonds with traditional Iranian dance, exploring unrest felt personally and globally. Through rich and compelling collaborations with musicians; composers; and scenic, lighting and digital designers, audiences become woven in the work, giving shape to the conversation around what takes your power and what gives you power.