Georgia Tech Arts Professional Performance Series

Performance informatiDancers Laurel Lawson and Alice Sheppard, Laurel facing upwards on her back with her wheels resting on the ground, Alice facing away from Laurel, facing down, with her legs resting on Laurel's legs, her wheels up behind her, and her weight supported on her forearms.
Kinetic Light: DESCENT (C) Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography
The Georgia Tech Arts 2019-2020 Professional Performance Series showcases stunning work created by artists from across the globe. At its heart, the season balances high craft in music and dance with exciting technologies that heighten the experience of the performance. Themes of disability/mobility design, interconnectivity, LGBTQ living, cultural celebration, and more all take their place amidst breathtaking artistry.
Upcoming Performances:

Changing Score: Classic Films Reimagined
Friday, November 15, 2019
French composer Gaëll Lozac’h infuses four early film classics with brand-new musical scores, bringing life to these beloved works with the help of the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Chaowen Ting, playing live in front of the silver screen.

Kinetic Light: DESCENT
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Performed on an architectural ramp with hills, curves, and peaks, DESCENT celebrates the pleasure of reckless abandon. Obliterating assumptions of what dance, beauty, and disability can be, this dance duet takes audiences on a transformative ride. Andromeda and Venus, reimagined as interracial lovers, claim their desire as their wheelchairs fly within inches of the ramp’s edges. 

Kaki King: DATA NOT FOUND (residency only)
Monday-Friday, February 10-14, 2020
Guitarist Kaki King participates in a week-long campus residency exploring the themes and technology of her new work DATA NOT FOUND.

Kid Koala’s Satellite Turntable Orchestra
Saturday, February 15, 2020
DJ Kid Koala shares an innovative collection of dreamy, atmospheric tracks and invites every audience member to play along while seated at mini turntable stations equipped with color-coded custom vinyl and effects processors. 

Sunday, March 1, 2020
Athletic dance, outrageous costumes, inventive props, and pure talent create an entertaining multimedia experience.

enra: Dreams
Friday, March 27, 2020
Japanese performance company enra brings contemporary dance, juggling, and martial arts into another dimension. Brilliant, animated computer graphics respond to the dancers’ movements in a series of magical vignettes. 

Scrap Arts Music: Children of Metropolis
Friday, April 17, 2020
With a sci-fi vibe that takes inspiration from Fritz Lang’s 1927 classic film, Metropolis, this is a fast-paced, all-acoustic percussion bonanza. These musicians don’t just play music, they perform action-choreography on Scrap Arts’ signature invented instruments with gymnastic agility and percussive drive.

The 2019-20 Performance Series features our first full year of programming following a major renovation in the theater of the Ferst Center for the Arts: come and enjoy all new seats, lighting, carpeting, paint, and increased accessibility.