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Staibdance Celebrates 10 Years Of Contemporary Dance

Aug 24, 2017
Courtesy of Peter Eriksson

An Atlanta contemporary dance company turns 10 this year. It’s called Staibdance and is headed by Artistic Director George Staib, who is also on the dance faculty at Emory University.

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"I find there is so much life and energy in that which is spontaneous," Staib said in an interview with Lois Reitzes. "Of course we rehearse, and we work to cultivate feelings. However, the exciting thing is to see dancers feel empowered to make decisions in the moment."

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Thursday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra music director Robert Spano and gloATL founder Lauri Stallings are once again coming together.

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For their fourth creative collaboration, they will stage Christoph Willibald Gluck's opera "Orfeo," which includes several dance scenes. The collaboration also includes opera superstar David Daniels, director James Alexander and artist Daniel Arsham, who will be doing the scenography for the production and whose work is currently on view at the High Museum.

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Moving in the Spirit is wrapping up its season of programming and classes for 5 to 18 year-olds with its end-of-year performance Thursday. The program, called "SOAR:  be bold. be brave. believe.", drew inspiration from the students’ favorite vocalists.

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Co-founder and Executive and Artistic Director Dana Lupton asked the students, what singer touched your heart in such a bold way that encouraged you to be bold?

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Tuesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":