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ROSETTA

discover. decode. develop.

Dive into the creative processes of some of ATL's most exciting artists. VanguardRep and the Windmill Arts Center bring you two alternating nights of brand new, in-development, experimental works of dance, theatre, performance art, spoken word, and more. Featuring pieces from Sean Nguyen-Hilton, Vernal & Sere Theatre Co., Emma Alley, Medicine Art House, VanguardRep, Dana Stringer, ImmerseATL, and Staibdance.

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Educational, entertaining, and experimental, ROSETTA redefines the relationship between audience and performance. In the second installment of this annual series, VanguardRep and the Windmill Arts Center take you behind the curtain of several Atlanta artists and artistic companies to highlight the importance of development in the creative process. Audiences will get the opportunity to see work-in-progress selections of brand new pieces ranging from 15 to 50 minutes long. Participating artists received donated rehearsal and performance space at the Windmill, plus artistic, technical, and administrative support from VanguardRep. Aiming to bring together the disparate artistic circles of the rich Atlanta scene, we hope artists, audiences, and average joes and joannes alike will come out and enjoy a small taste of what Atlanta has to offer.

Thursday, January 24 @ 8PM

Friday, January 25 @ 8PM

Saturday, January 26 @ 8PM

Sunday, January 27 @ 2PM

*alternating lineup listed below

DATES :

Windmill Arts Center

2823 Church St.

East Point, 30344

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PLACE :

$10 at the door, cash or card

first come, first served

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Public Arcana

an interactive movement piece

by Sean Nguyen-Hilton

runs all 4 performance dates for 20 minutes before curtain

Public Arcana investigates the anti-imperialist, non-materialistic implications of investing in unseen forces as a way to not only relate to one other but to also find guidance and insight to one's own journey of the human condition by watching a body respond to one’s energy through movement. 

In a Motel by the Sea

a new play

by Vernal & Sere Theatre Co.

Thursday, January 24 @ 8PM

Saturday, January 26 @ 8PM

In a Motel by the Sea  is a staged reading of a new play by

VST 's Sawyer Estes. Using Estes' writing and other interdisciplinary texts as source material, VST crafts a theatrical experience about a girl who suffers a violent event in relation to a man against a backdrop of ecological violence--specifically in reference to water. 

untitled

a dance/performance art piece

by Emma Alley

Thursday, January 24 @ 8PM

Saturday, January 26 @ 8PM

untitled is a ritualistic performance experience that attempts to shatter tired belief systems and structures within the self by bringing out into the open the process of breaking open old wounds, dissolving internal blocks, and re-calibrating systems to operate in a new way. This piece tries to find a way to physicalize the experience of shattering to rebuild.

untitled

a movement duet

by Emma Alley & Lucy Smith

Thursday, January 24 @ 8PM

Saturday, January 26 @ 8PM

In untitled, Emma Alley and Lucy Smith (of Animal Medicine House) perform an experimental movement duet as a transition between their two individual performances.

Animal Mother

a performance art piece

by Medicine Art House

Thursday, January 24 @ 8PM

Saturday, January 26 @ 8PM

Animal Mother is a performance inquiry into the initiations and experiences of motherhood. Imagining themselves as bear, octopi, or wolf mothers, Lucy Smith and Rebecca Bray attempt to find the missing places in our own mothering and what is missing in our mothering on this planet.

Butterfly

a devised piece of theatre

by VanguardRep

Friday, January 25 @ 8PM

Sunday, January 27 @ 2PM

VanguardRep's Sam Ross adapts Chekov's short story Poprygunia (The Butterfly) into a devised multimedia movement theatre piece exploring love, fame, and the integrity of art and artists.

Black Body, Blue Note

a spoken word & movement piece

by Dana Stringer

Friday, January 25 @ 8PM

Sunday, January 27 @ 2PM

Black Body, Blue Note: A Rendering is a spoken word and movement piece based five of Dana Stringer's poems. Exploring the Black body and high profile incidents of unarmed African Americans encountering police officers who used fatal force, the performance aims to elicit genuine empathy and understanding of the cumulative effect of traumatic experiences that have become commonplace between African Americans and law enforcement.

untitled

a dance piece

by ImmerseATL

Friday, January 25 @ 8PM

Sunday, January 27 @ 2PM

Performed by artists in ImmerseATL's training program, untitled explores the idea of being engulfed, being taken over, by something external or by an individual, internal choice. After performing this piece at an earlier showcase, the artists in training will now face the challenge of allowing their movements and physicality to change and adapt to the new environment--one of ImmerseATL's educational goals.

fence

a dance piece

by Staibdance

Friday, January 25 @ 8PM

Sunday, January 27 @ 2PM

fence focuses on dramatic political events--a double murder of two American students by two Iranians--that took place on a college campus in Tehran, Iran right before the revolution in 1977, and the middle-eastern biases that continue to plague our domestic ideologies 30 years later. fence asks: what takes your power and how do you get it back?