Join us as we host a contemporary hip-hop class with Atlanta artist, Darvensky Louis on June 22 from 5-6:30pm! Class is $12 and open to everyone. His contemporary hip-hop class is a combination of free movement and grounded energy. You may purchase this class now, or at the door with cash or card.
Fly on a Wall generously hosts The Lovelies while they are in town for Zoetic's Mixtape performance. Join us for a class at The Windmill on Saturday, June 15th at 10am. In class, The Lovelies share their knowledge of compositional improvisation and work to honor collaboration through listening, memorable choice-making and appreciation for all in the space. The live musician and dancers will riff off of one another establishing that there is no clear one leader, but all are equal parts of the work, creating a work that unfolds in a genuine way.
Class is $10 at the door. Cash or Venmo to The Lovelies. Can't wait to see you there!
The Lovelies are a 4th generation compositional improvisation company working to uncover, establish and conclude the present through curiosity and discovery. Along with a live musician, the making of dance, sound, spatial- and time-based decisions in the moment allow The Lovelies to question the possibilities and generally help, hinder, destroy and create pieces in the moment.
Celebrating their 5th year in 2018, The Lovelies have been presented by Judson Church, Triskelion Arts, The Gershwin Hotel, Manhattan Inn, among others. The Lovelies produce the series Slice & Dice to provide a space residency for artists to create long form dances.
Join us for a free interactive performance Sunday, May 26th 7-8:30p in Gordon-White Park located in West End!
Public Arcana is a practice that Fly on a Wall artist, Sean Nguyen Hilton, has developed over the course of a year. It begins with dancers in a public space with their hands held out, palms up. People, the querents, are invited to approach a dancer, one at a time, with a question, intention, or general feeling of something they want feedback on, in their minds. They lay their hands on top of the dancers hands, palms down, and make eye contact with the performer. With this connection, the artists’ sense the energy and follow the first impetus they feel that arises. As people watch they relate their query to what they see as the dancers move. Public Arcana investigates the anti-imperialist, non-materialistic implications of investing in unseen forces as a way to relate to one another and glean insight to the human condition. It is a body in a space
responding to intentions of individuals.
Spend a week in Fly on a Wall’s Idea House Intensive! Classes run from Sunday, May 19th - Saturday, May 25th.
See full schedule below:
12:30-2p: Ana Maria Lucaciu Master Class
10-11:30a: Contemporary Ballet
3:30-5:30p: Creative Process*
11-12:30p: Contemporary Ballet
2:30-3:30p: Creative Process*
$250: Full week with $10 ticket to Slightly Off Stage + a headshot/dance photo by Christina Massad Photography
$120: 10 class card
$15: drop-in class
*Only available to full week participants
Ana Maria Lucaciu was born in Bucharest, Romania. After graduating from the National Ballet School of Canada she joined Canada’s National Ballet and went on to dance with the Royal Danish Ballet, Augsburg Ballet (Germany), The Portuguese Contemporary Dance Company (Lisbon) and most recently, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in New York, where she danced for seven years. Lucaciu has performed and created works with contemporary dance's foremost choreographers, including Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter, Jiří Kylián, Alexander Ekman, Jo Stromgren, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and many others. Holder of a BFA in dance from Empire State College, she collaborates and performs with a wide range of artists and companies, and freelances as a dancer and choreographer in her own right. Ana Maria teaches ballet, contemporary, and improvisation workshops at professional programs and dance companies across the US, Europe and Asia.
Lucaciu assisted Crystal Pite on the Polaris project at New York City Center. She currently assists Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman with new creations and stages his work around the world.
Fly on a Wall invites audience members to the Windmill Arts Center for an exciting premiere of Slightly Off Stage.
Friday, May 17th: 8pm
Saturday, May 18th: 8pm
Sunday, May 19th: 5pm
“Slightly off Stage” was conceived and created by Fly on a Wall Co Director, Nathan Griswold, and dance artist Ana Maria Lucaciu. In their first collaboration together, Ms. Lucaciu and Mr. Griswold dive into the world of the absurd using a rich palette of contemporary movement, clowning and theatrical play. The work was premiered in the winter of 2018 at the National Theatre Festival in Bucharest, Romania. Fly on a wall is proud to present the finished work for the first time in North America to an Atlanta audience.
The works will be performed by the creators at the Windmill Arts Center in Eastpoint, GA. The evening is made possible with support from Fly on a Wall and Windmill Arts Center.
Eye Level is a series that provides a space for discourse around topics which may concern artists in the current cultural climate. Though the series is based in a dance perspective, artists across all mediums are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Eye Level is a FREE event for every body. Light refreshments will be served.
Facilitated by Sean Nguyen-Hilton and supported by Fly on a Wall.
Topic for November 4th discourse: A continuation of Abuse of Power in Arts Leadership:
In light of the #metoo movement and articles such as this one https://www.dancemagazine.com/metoo-dance-2569127206.html the October 7th discourse looks at the responsibility of leaders in the arts and the abuse of power that is all too common, especially in dance spaces. While the conversation at large is mostly, framed by sexual misconduct and abuse, and rightfully so, other forms of abuse are often at play. What do we do when leaders (artists, choreographers, directors, coaches, etc.) use shame, fear tactics, and psychological manipulation to achieve artistic goals? Do contracts cover all types of consent in the studio? What if the job doesn’t include a contract? How do we navigate abusive situations when we believe in the overall message of the work/organization/company? Are educators perpetuating this culture in the classroom, teaching students to always seek approval and to acquiesce to the person in the front of
These questions, among others generated at the session, will be starting points. Our goal is to propel the
group into a space where discourse around the subject opens up pathways for information to flow freely. We will seek dialogue instead of answers.
•At the end of the session the attendees will select a topic for the next month’s discourse.
Fly on a Wall artist Sean Nguyen-Hilton premieres Public Domain with the KSU Dance Company’s “Pariah” November 30th and December 1st at 8pm at The KSU Dance Theater on the Marietta Campus. Open dress rehearsal is also available to attend on November 29th for $20 cash at the door.
An evening of innovative contemporary choreography by McCree O’Kelley, Lisa Lock, Andrea Knowlton and Sean Nguyen-Hilton.
Enjoy a weekend with Fly on a Wall and staibdance at 7 Stages as a part of the Uncaged Community Dance Festival. Fly on a Wall and staibdance unite to revisit and re-examine pivotal works in their repertories— Fly on a Wall: Byte, staibdance: moat
Friday, November 30th, 8pm
Saturday, December 1st, 5pm
Sunday, December, 2nd 2pm
7 Stages Theater
1105 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Join us for another master class with Ana Maria Lucaciu - it’s open to everyone! 10:15 - 11:30 a.m. at the Windmill Arts Center. Only $15 for everyone. We’re thrilled to have Ana back for some time while her and Nathan finish their work in progress. We’re so excited to support them through this process.
You are invited to join the Fly on a Wall team for a housewarming party at our new creative home, The Windmill Arts Center! Light fare and mimosas will be served. Come hang out with the Fly on a Wall team, chat it up, and check out our new space.
See you there!
Artists Ana Maria Lucaciu and Fly on a Wall's Nathan Griswold are in the midst of creating a dance-theater work exposing the underlying elements of our simpler, more human, and sometimes ridiculous sides. The working title of the piece is "OUTO", which translates to "strange" in Finnish. The work consists of two artists using highly physical dance, clowning, and theatrical tools. They will use these methods to overcome various physical, emotional, and spatial obstacles. The piece is a work in progress and the material created so far has been done with residencies at Metro Parks Nashville and Kaatsbaan International Dance Center. A premiere the preliminary version of the piece is scheduled for October 2018 at the International theater festival in Bucharest, Romania.
When: Tuesday, June 19th at 7:30pm
Where: Windmill Arts Center
$5-$10 suggested donation
*The informal showing will begin at 7:30pm. It is possible performers may stop or re-do sections as the work is still in process.
**Attendees are welcome to stay afterwards to meet artists Ana Maria, Nathan and the rest of the Fly on a Wall team!
Join Fly on a Wall at Atlanta Botanical Garden's Imaginary Worlds!
April 30th & May 1st: Private member evenings only.
May 3rd: Open to the PUBLIC + members.
Doors open at 6pm. Two chances to see the performance each night! Details:
•6:30pm/7:30pm- simultaneous vignette performances around the garden
•7pm/8pm- performance on the great lawn