Every Body is invited to take part in a physically integrated dance workshop, followed by the screening of a dance film, a talk with the artists, and snacks!
The collaboration between Atlanta’s Full Radius Dance and Georgia Tech’s Birney Robert has resulted in a phenomenal opportunity for us to experience and explore the dance between human and digital existence.
- From 4 to 5:15 p.m. you can take part in a physically integrated dance workshop, open to all bodies at all levels of experience. Held outdoors on the Arts Plaza, you’ll move together along with members of Full Radius Dance, a dance company that redefines the boundaries of dance by bringing together disabled and non-disabled dancers through performance, education, and advocacy. You'll learn the movement phrases that the dancers perform in the film!
- From 5:30 to 7 p.m., following the workshop, come together in the Ferst Center lobby for a screening of a dance film that follows Full Radius dancers as they interact with the exhibit Extension of Self. The film will be followed by an open discussion with the creative team behind the collaboration. Light refreshments and food will be served.
Register today to ensure your space!
Birney Robert, the sole principal investigator on the Microsoft and Center for 21st Century Universities grant, curated the exhibition “Extension of Self: What it Means to be Human in a Digital World” that was installed in the Price Gilbert Library Gallery in the fall of 2022. Robert is also an events coordinator at the Georgia Tech College of Computing. Extension of Self closed in October 2022, but you can still meet the artists and explore the exhibit.
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: (From left to right) Ashlee Jo Ramsey-Borunov, Peter L. Trojic in his wheelchair and Courtney Michelle McClendon of Full Radius Dance are in a posed studio portrait. Ramsey-Borunov and McClendon hold onto Trojic’s hands as he executes a front tilt with his footplate touching the floor and his wheels off the floor. Trojic and McClendon are both clad in cherry-red shirts — three-quarter length sleeves and sleeveless, respectively — and black leggings. Ramsey-Borunov has a deep blue shirt with three-quarter length sleeves paired with black leggings. The photo is framed by angled pinstripes in blue and gold and the words TECH ART FESTIVAL Study My TECHnique March 27-April 21. Photo by Bubba Carr