New work
February 24-March 2, 2019
Atlanta Symphony Hall

The full-evening work on March 2, 2019 at Atlanta Symphony Hall is imagined as a cultural symphony that looks at how music and movement and the arts revitalize communities and provide people spiritual awakening. The evening is a poetic use of the stage as a framing mechanism for communal reflection of the people of Atlanta. The multidisciplinary 2-part work will be conducted by Maestro Robert Spano, with the Symphony Orchestra, nine glo Moving Artists, and many of Atlanta's children. I offer the evening as an unearthing of innocence in these complex times.

 

Orfeo
May11-13, 2017
Atlanta Symphony Hall

Lauri constructs a score of tableaux vivants for Christoph Willibald Gluck's Orfeo, with Maestro Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and performed by countertenor David Daniels, Atlanta Symphony Chorus, with scenography by visual artist Daniel Arsham. The project is directed by James Alexander.

This project highlights the synchronicity and nomadic traces of Lauri's work. The Orpheo collaboration at Atlanta Symphony is in tandem with  Lauri's choreographic mappings for Arsham's Hourglass exhibition at the High Museum of Art.A commission of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

 

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2016

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2014
Goodson Yard

A series of site-specific installations of new movement and music as an internal map that orients Maestro Robert Spano and five moving artists of glo in Historic Goodson Yard Factory Space.

 

Maa'
2011
Atlanta Symphony Hall

An inter-disciplinary performance to Finnish composer Kajia Saariaho’s score of the same name.  Stallings choreographed conductor Robert Spano barefoot and as the work’s catalyst on a sod-covered stage of the Atlanta Symphony.  Stallings aims to uncover a more human experience between classical music, contemporary dance and electronics. Created over a 5-week residency in Atlanta Symphony Hall, the performance was performed in the round to peel away at the traditional orchestra shell.  The public entered through the stage door, and were given a choice of seating, on the stage or in the house, in an effort to dismantle the hierarchies associated with a classical performance venue.

 

PRESS
Interview with Lois Reitzes
Atlanta Journal-Constitution REVIEW
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: PREVIEW
REVIEW: ArtsATL
YEAR IN REVIEW Best of Dance 2014:  Andrew Alexander, Gillian Renault, ArtsATL
YEAR IN REVIEW Best of Classical Music 2014: Mark Gresham, ArtsATL
YEAR IN REVIEW Best of Classical Music 2014: Andrew Alexander, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
YEAR IN REVIEW Best of Dance 2014: Cynthia Bond Perry, Atlanta Journal- Constitution
PREVIEW:  Spano and glo combine forces,  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
REVIEW: Spano, Stallings break boundaries,  Gillian Renault,  ArtsATL
ArtsATL-Pierre Ruhe- Critic's Notebook:  glo's "Maa" with Robert Spano in a re-aligned arts landscape
Balletco- Andrew Alexander- Review:  glo's Maa'
Creative Loafing-Staff- Best of 2012: glo's Maa' in Atlanta Symphony Hall

 

photos: Thom Baker, Liliana Bakhtiari, Dustin Chambers
Film: Felipe Barrell