Arts@Tech 2016-17 Professional Artist Series

Arts@Tech 2016-17 Professional Artist Series was a 25th anniversary celebration that brought phenomenal artistry to the stage of the Ferst Center for the Arts.
 
September 15-17, 2016
Dee Crosby is a world champion boxer taken down in her prime by her own husband, and determined for redemption - no matter the cost. This is theater with the impact of a prize fight, a ruthless look at violence in sports - and in the name of love. 
 
September 30, 2016
Featuring original poetry, stunning visuals, and a musical score performed by Paul D Miller aka DJ Spooky, The Hidden Code is a multimedia experience portraying the fusion of art and science.
 
October 1, 2016
Paul D. Miller – aka DJ Spooky – weaves together a sound and video portrait of one of the most powerful moments of the 20th Century, using interviews he conducted with eight survivors (Hibakusha) of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 
 
October 13-15, 2016
In this outdoor performance each audience member takes a cassette player with headphones to a specific location. The piece is re-made for each location and is an invitation to remember a previous version of yourself, to imagine a future version, and to wonder who that makes you now.
 
October 13-15, 2016
This one-to-one performance that takes place in a parked car is a gently interactive storytelling piece about closeness, danger and intimacy through the lens of our teenage selves.
 
October 22, 2016
Chicago’s famous sketch and improv comedy theater takes an irreverent look at America’s electoral insanity.
 
October 27, 2016
Created by famed dance company Pilobolus, Shadowland tells the story of a teenage girl, longing for independence, who sleeps, only to wake to something incredible behind her bedroom wall – her shadow.
 
November 4, 2016
An utterly original improviser and composer who turns each piece into a thrilling ride, Hiromi is one of jazz piano’s most virtuosic players capable of playing stride with blinding speed and deadly accuracy.
 
November 11, 2016
Trumpeter/vocalist Joe Gransden and his award-winning 16-piece orchestra put on a great night of classic Big Band jazz. 
 
November 17, 2016
With a mash-up of dazzling wizardry, spectacular dance moves, and original music, iLuminate tells a story of adventure and romance using the power of light and wearable technology.
 
December 9, 2016
One of the South's most storied and influential vocal groups, The Blind Boys of Alabama return with their GRAMMY-winning Christmas show. 
 
January 14, 2017
Georgia-born choreographer Alonzo King returns to his home state with his visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers, renowned for connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity.
 
February 11, 2017
Enjoy a dessert and coffee reception and a behind-the-scenes look at the work of resident art and technology innovator Natasha Tsakos, creator of Billion Billions, premiering at Arts@Tech in 2017.
 
February 17, 2017
Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer is a MacArthur Fellow and GRAMMY nominee whose award-winning trio (Tyshawn Sorey, drums; Stephan Crump, bass) made its name with two tremendously acclaimed and influential albums, Accelerando (2012) and Historicity (2009).
 
March 204, 2017
This immersive live event uses an advanced 3D sound system to create a cutting-edge narrative journey for the imagination.  Haunting and magical, To Sleep To Dream is a story of hope in darkness, the power within a dreamer and the boundless freedom found in imagination.
 
March 5, 2017
A continuation of Fisher’s deep interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and its capacity to reinvigorate dance, the piece explores the connection between identity and technology, and the human need for ritual.
 
March 11, 2017
New York’s electric chamber ensemble, Bang on a Can All-Stars, performs selections from their ongoing multimedia project Field Recordings.
 
March 17, 2017
The legendary Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band experience comes alive with this world-class cast of percussionists, musicians, and dancers.
 
March 24-25, 2017
"Introducing the Next ..." is an evening of new choreography, new ideas, and new collaborations as Atlanta’s Dance Canvas and Arts@Tech come together to explore the bridges between movement, technology, science, and life.