Born and raised in northern Florida, dancemaker Lauri Stallings is a former member of Hubbard St. Dance Chicago. A 2012 Rome Prize nominee from American Academy of Arts for her physical experiments, Stallings garnered Chicago’s Music and Dance Alliance Ruth Page Award and Chicagoan of the Year for her choreographic debut, Moody Hollow, in 2005. A 2011 Bolgliasco (Italy) Fellow, Stallings physical installations and exhibitions for spaces outside traditional venues seeks to inform singular worlds where artists and public become mutually informing elements. Stallings asphalt perspective is often realized in migrational public choirs, and as a dance form. Stallings garnered a 2008 Benois de la Danse (Moscow) nomination for big, in collaboration with world hip-hop star Big Boi of OUTkast.
In summer 2009 Stallings founded the collaborative platform glo, in Atlanta, in an effort to re-vitalize public spaces through ephemiral art. glo debuted on the campus of the High Museum with rapt, a large-scale installation. Stallings’ installations include Liquid Culture, a series of utopia stations for Sol LeWitt’s 54 Columns in collaboration with The Atlanta Opera; Bloom, the debut work of Flux Projects; Maa’, with Conductor Robert Spano for Atlanta Symphony Hall, search for the exceptional, and the re-purposing of an empty historic public pool, with filmmaker Micah Stansell. In 2012, Stallings and glo had their international art fair debut with Livers:REMIX, a 3-hour physical exhibition for Art Basel: Miami, described as a revolutionary performance. Stallings and glo were Resident Artist of the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center in 2011-12.
Stallings’ works for the stage are cinematic, subjective journeys, that play with the tension between the imaginary and the real, and include American Ballet Theater (NY), Laban Institute (UK), Ballet Augsburg (Germany), Ballet British Columbia (Canada), Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, DanceLINES Royal Opera House (UK), River North Dance Chicago, and Jacob’s Pillow (MA).
Stallings created Atlanta’s inaugural Off the Edge Festival in 2011, for Historic Rialto Center for the Arts. And Stallings deepened her curatorial vision with Tanz Farm: a performance anthology, in 2012. Tanz Farm is a placemaking effort to establish a 120-year old factory space as a destination for contemporary artists working with new ideas and mediums.
Stallings is Artist-in-Residence of Kennesaw State University Department of Dance.
Lauri Stallings’ CV is available here.