fence

Photo by Lori Teague.

Photo by Lori Teague.

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

Venue: Dance Studio at Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30322

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.

Photos by Christina Massad.

fence was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Production residency funded by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.