Witness leading Atlanta-based dance companies create and develop movement live at the High.
Using the Anne Cox Chambers Wing Lobby as an incubator, dancers and choreographers will practice their art, offering viewers behind-the-scenes insights into the dance process.
Dance Lab is part of the High’s ongoing commitment to supporting artistic experimentation and creative practice across Atlanta.
Saturday, November 18
Free with museum admission
This fall, Dance Canvas is thrilled to partner with the High’s Dance Lab for a series of classes and open rehearsals. On Saturday, November 18, Dance Canvas brings its popular workshop series Artist-to-Artist to the High. Join Angela Harris, Dance Canvas executive artistic director, for a ballet workshop designed for all levels. Angela’s experience performing, choreographing, and teaching across the country makes her a sought-after artist in many spaces from ballet companies to university settings. Her class focuses on musicality, artistry, and the beauty of ballet! This workshop is open to all levels—no experience necessary.*
Stay after class to explore the museum and to peek in on Dance Canvas choreographer Christiana McLeod Horn’s rehearsal in the Dance Lab!
*The class will be taught at an intermediate pace but will be modified for beginner to advanced movers.
Upcoming Workshop: Saturday, December 9
Saturday, November 18: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 25: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 2: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 9: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 16: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Dance Canvas (founded 2008) focuses on increasing awareness of professional dance in Atlanta. Dance Canvas’s vision is to diversify the artistic voices in professional dance, grow opportunities for artists in the region, and attract new audiences. During Dance Lab, Dance Canvas will feature their Choreography Career Development Initiative. For more information, visit https://www.dancecanvas.com/home.
As a choreographer, I am constantly inspired by the power of storytelling and its ability to shape our understanding of the world. In this choreographic residency, I am embarking on a deeply personal and culturally significant journey into the realm of Black hair stories. Through movement, dance, and interdisciplinary collaborations, I am working to shed light on the rich tapestry of experiences, traditions, and identities woven into the complex narratives surrounding Black hair.”
Artist Statement, Christiana McLeod Horn
Christiana “Chrissy” McLeod Horn is a movement artist and archivist in Atlanta. Originally from Augusta, McLeod Horn centers her work on embodied memory through the lens of Afrofuturism. She actively engages with dance creation, creative direction, dance filmmaking, and pedagogy in the professional realm following her matriculation at Spelman College, where she received a bachelor’s in dance performance and choreography. McLeod Horn has trained in contemporary modern dance forms and procured much of her formal dance training under the tutelage of former Garth Fagan principal dancer Sharon Skepple Mayfield. Most recently, McLeod Horn was a 2023 Resident Artist for the Dance Canvas/Atlanta Contemporary Summer Choreographic Residency. She was also a featured dancer at the 2023 Hambidge Art Auction, performing with the III Collective and Dance Canvas. Additionally, McLeod Horn teaches ballet, tap, jazz, West African, hip-hop, liturgical, and step dance forms throughout metro Atlanta.