Tech Connect: Take a Closer Look!

Tech Connect events bring you closer to the artists all year long.  The following events are free to the Tech community and are in conjunction with performances sponsored by the Office of the Arts. Note that Tech Connect events are subject to change.

BANDALOOP vertical dance company

Dahlak Brathwaite - Explore hip hop, improv, and social justice with artist Dahlak Brathwaite

Tech Connect Event: Off the Dome, A Hip Hop Improv Workshop with Dahlak Brathwaite & Let's Try This
September 22, 10 am, Ferst Center for the Arts
Join spoken word poet and artist Dahlak Brathwaite and DramaTech's Let's Try This for this unique workshop. Explore the similarities of Hip Hop freestyling and comedic improv while getting a taste of Brathwaite's one-man show, Spiritrials.  To reserve a spot at the workshop https://www.facebook.com/events/1824561867640940/ 

Arts@Tech Fun and Free Series: Dahlak Brathwaite: Spiritrials
September 24, 12 noon and 6 pm, The Garage at Technology Square

Addiction, religion, and the law intersect in this timely exploration of the criminal justice system.  This multi-dimensional one-man play blurs the line between hip-hop and dramatic performance. Brathwaite weaves through the autobiographical and the fictional, music and monologue, to examine a cultural rite of passage for a young Black male. Tickets for this performance are available only for Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff.  For information and free tickets to the performance click here: http://www.arts.gatech.edu/content/dahlak-brathwaite-spiritrials.

BANDALOOP - Explore spoken word, dance, and community with vertical dance company BANDALOOP

Tech Connect Events: The Georgia Tech Office of the Arts begins a two-year residency with the internationally acclaimed vertical dance company BANDALOOP.  The company founded by Amelia Rudolph will be in residence to begin work on #ATLPublicCanvas, a major event that will encompass participation from across campus and the community leading to performances in Spring 2020. During the week of September 24, Georgia Tech students, staff, and faculty are invited to view rehearsals, learn about contributing spoken word and dance to the 2020 performance,  and attend a discussion with the artists.  For this residency week, events open to external audiences are by invitation only.  RSVP information is included with each event listing below.  For general inquiries please contact info@arts.gatech.edu.

BANDALOOP Spoken Word Poets & Hip Hop Artists Collaboration Meeting
September 24, 5 pm, Ferst Center for the Arts
BANDALOOP will collaborate with student spoken word poets and Hip Hop artists for the upcoming show in 2020. BANDALOOP Artistic Director Amelia Rudolph invites the Georgia Tech community and Atlanta-based artists to be part of the performance #ATLPublicCanvas, a work that activates community and public space and amplifies the voices of Atlanta. From BANDALOOP meet Tassiana Willis, a former Youth Speaks Fellow and San Francisco-based spoken word artist and singer. Come ready to display your talent and bring your ideas for content as BANDALOOP looks to combine their work with yours to showcase the true essence of the city of Atlanta. This invitation is open to all ages and physical abilities. RSVP to esther.famojure@arts.gatech.edu.

BANDALOOP Faculty + Staff Brunch
September 25, 10 am, TSRB 132

Georgia Tech faculty and staff are invited to a presentation by BANDALOOP. Enjoy a light brunch as you learn more about the company, the development of #ATLPublicCanvas, and how the Georgia Tech community can participate in the creation of the performance for 2020. Collaborative ideas are welcome as you consider the contributions your students can develop throughout the residency.  Please RSVP to esther.famojure@arts.gatech.edu.

BANDALOOP Lecture/Demonstration
September 25, 4:30 pm, Biltmore Courtyard
The Georgia Tech community is invited to a behind-the-scenes look at BANDALOOP. The lecture/demonstration will be led by BANDALOOP Artistic Director Amelia Rudolph and Associate Artistic Director Melecio Estrella as they work with BANDALOOP dancers to demonstrate their unique techniques in vertical dance. This event is free to the Georgia Tech students, staff, and faculty. To reserve tickets follow this link to Arts@Tech Fun and Free: https://tickets.arts.gatech.edu/Online/default.asp.

BANDALOOP Hip Hop Dance Collaboration Meeting
September 26, 7:30 pm, Ferst Center for the Arts

BANDALOOP will collaborate with Hip Hop dancers and freestyle artists for the upcoming experience, #ATLPublicCanvas, in 2020. BANDALOOP invites Atlanta-based hip hop dancers to come prepared to show their talent and explore ways to collaborate on the 2020 performance, a work that activates public space and amplifies the voices of Atlanta communities. No experience in vertical dance is necessary. This invitation is open to all physical abilities. RSVP to esther.famojure@arts.gatech.edu.

BANDALOOP Rehearsals - Open to the Georgia Tech Community - Activity will be stop-and-start during these hours. To reserve tickets to open rehearsals follow this link to Arts@Tech Fun and Free: https://tickets.arts.gatech.edu/Online/default.asp.

9/24 from 3-6 pm - open rehearsal
9/25 from 2-4:30 pm - open rehearsal
9/26 from 2:30-4 pm - open rehearsal
9/27 from 1-4 pm - open rehearsal
9/28 from 1-3 pm - open rehearsal 

Note that all BANDALOOP outdoor events are subject to weather delays or cancellation.

The presentation of BANDALOOP is 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.

There's much more to come in Tech Connect this year!  Check back soon for more events!