Deer Hollow 8455 Atlanta Newnan Rd. Chatt Hills, GA 30268
Free Bird Being is an evening-length live art in the round that consists of an ensemble of intergenerational women, and concerns growth: the immeasurable and the elemental. It’s alongside, keeping pace in every area. Free Bird Being uses the body to stir up memory, possibility, and movement into warmth and closer relationship.
Free Bird Being follows artist Lauri stalling’s longstanding inquiries addressing the lives of Southern people. It takes a cue from Poet Laureate Pearl Cleage’s poem “This Space That We Have Made Together.” The piece features an intergenerational band of Georgia musicians coming together for the first time.
Unfolding in three cycles over the next two years, the project will travel to communities in the Deep South in a series of site-based works, tailored through residencies with each of our partners. glo’s engagement with the Serenbe community marks the project’s official Opening.
glo is an Atlanta-based artist-led platform founded by choreographer Lauri Stallings that empowers people and enriches communities through engagement, art, and direct action. We use creative practices to raise consciousness, create change, and bring forth social impact in our community. We envision a world in which every body dances; every body plays a central role for engaging deeply with notions of transformation and identity.