Not Your Average Hump Day by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

The cast of characters consists of average Joes who haven’t lived up to their potential. They have jobs they don’t want. They take solace in divey bars and fantasize about their next sexual encounter. Continue reading Not Your Average Hump Day by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Atlanta Ballet presents: The Man in Black by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

John McFall, the man behind the pointe shoe at Atlanta Ballet, has done it again.  He has brought his company to the dangerous edges of their genre of dance.  To a place where I’m not sure we can still call … Continue reading Atlanta Ballet presents: The Man in Black by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Pilobolus by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Drop the name Pilobolus in a crowd and you’ll find out how cultured (or un-)your friends are.  If you know anything, even peripherally, about real concert dance you will know what these four strange syllabi mean… and if you don’t, you should.  … Continue reading Pilobolus by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

The Trey McIntyre Project by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

You can tell a lot about a company by how they run together. If the steps are out of sync or tentative, the execution of the choreography probably is as well. When The Trey McIntyre Project runs across the stage it is powerful. They have the drive of a pack of wolves and are as precise as a school of fish. The strides aren’t thrown away. They have meaning and are a cohesive act that represents the dancers are united in this experience. Continue reading The Trey McIntyre Project by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Bridgman/Packer: A Company of Three by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

I have seen video used in dance work before, but never like this. The images aren’t just pretty pictures used as background, taking up space or creating a mood. They are the environment in which the performers exist. The pool of projections is the landscape the performers interact with and the repeated images of the dancers make up an entire company. The illusion is so great that much of the time the audience can’t discern which bodies, or body parts, are physically on stage. Continue reading Bridgman/Packer: A Company of Three by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Swirling Soirée… An Evening of New Dances, Great Finds and Tasty Eats by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

What is the essential element to a thriving metropolis like Atlanta?  Culture.   What are two important cornerstones to culture? Tradition and art?  What art form is steeped in tradition?  Dance and more specifically, Ballet.  What does every arts organization on … Continue reading Swirling Soirée… An Evening of New Dances, Great Finds and Tasty Eats by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Joe Goode Performance Group by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

The conversational stylings of Joe Goode graced the stage at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Theater. Every now and then you get an artist who gives something else, something UN-categorizable. I would describe this piece as a full length dance theater production. Continue reading Joe Goode Performance Group by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Off The EDGE: A Celebration of Movement in Atlanta Day 2 by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

The pioneer performance of a two night movement event, Off the EDGE, was off to a warm start.  Curator, Lauri Stallings, wants this experience to be more than a festival.  Her goal is to plant the seed of a recurring event with … Continue reading Off The EDGE: A Celebration of Movement in Atlanta Day 2 by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully