GOArts is short for Georgia Open Arts Month which takes place each October.
It's a collective campaign to raise awareness about arts in our area.

Last October, I took up a challenge to see 31 shows in 31 days and blog about it... in the end, I saw 41.
Sure, it was a bit tiring but it was also an amazing opportunity.

The column on the left is a linked schedule of everything I saw.
For a more logical read of this blog o'adventures, scroll down to the first entry and start reading there.

I'm not a reviewer, nor am I an art critic.
I aim to raise public awareness about the great tapestry of arts & culture in our area and inspire you to get out there and enjoy it.
x ~ Here's a special thanks to the folks who provided me comps to some of these events! ~

Friday, January 8, 2010

DANCE TRUCK -- Bringing Dance To The People!

Yeah, that's right... a box truck, music, lights and dancers coming to a parking spot near you
Lighting designer Malina Rodriguez first introduced us to the Dance Truck at the 2009 Le Flash Festival. For that installment,  Dance Truck: Aglow proved to be an innovative stage for local dancers and choreographers: Alex Abarca, Mikhail Ally, Blake Beckham, Victor B. Bicycle, Alyssa Bruehlman, Greg Catellier, Diana Crum, Corian Ellisor, Camille Jackson, Stephanie Johnson, April Leigh, Maryn Mills and Melanie Turner. (Alex Abarca & Corian Ellisor performing their work in Dance Truck: Aglow at the 2009 LeFlash Festival.  Photo courtesy Dance Truck)

This second appearance of the dance truck will take place tomorrow night (Sat. Jan 9) in the Eyedrum parking lot and is titled: Dance Truck: on a budget. Featured is the work of guest artists Tahni Holt and Elizabeth Ward (The Gravediggers) who conducted free dance workshops at Several Dancers CORE studios in Decatur this past week and will offer three more on January 9, 11 & 12 from 10 to 11:30 am. Register for classes at hello@tahniholt.com

"For this performance in Dance Truck," states Tahni Holt, "we are thinking of: gender as costume; image as identity; gesture as meaning; how to dance in a box truck without any sense of entrapment or hostility."

Malina encourages audiences to "check out the amazing work of chung fanky chak at Eyedrum this Saturday, then wander into the parking lot from 6:00pm-6:20pm to see a free dance show in a truck!" Brave the cold and come out and enjoy this hot new trend!  Hoodies and hot chocolate will be for sale to support the Dance Truck.

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