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T. Lang dance performance.

Event Details

May 21, 2019
7:30 p.m.–10:15 p.m.


Member Exclusive
FREE for Members


High Museum of Art
Robinson Atrium
Stent Wing

Event Description

Photo of Kara Walker's "The Jubilant Martyrs of Obsolescence and Ruin" (2015) in the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries; Photo by CatMax Photography.Member behind the scenes preview:
Tuesday, May 21, 8:45 p.m.

Public Performances:
Wednesday, May 22, 8:45 p.m.
Thursday, May 23, 8:45 p.m.
Friday, May 24, 8:45 p.m.

Performance Schedule:
7:30 p.m. Doors open
7:45–8:40 p.m. Skyway, Wieland Pavilion galleries open
8:45 p.m. Performance begins
Seating is limited.
Admission includes access to the Wieland Skyway galleries and a Q&A immediately following the performance.

Embrace this opportunity to see an original performance from T. Lang Dance. Made to be in conversation with Kara Walker’s The Jubilant Martyrs of Obsolescence and Ruin, T. Lang Dance created this piece for the High and will present it during special nighttime hours.

T. Lang Dance creates poetic movement landscapes, illustrating deep, rousing investigations into identity, historical narratives, and interdisciplinary creative practices. Merging dance and technological innovation, Lang’s work articulates perspectives that capture the viewer through evocative physicality and emotional range.

A Graveyard Duet of the Past Now enacts its dialogue through an Afrofuturist montage of dance, projection mapping technology, and a live audio score in this hopeful work that emphasizes healing.
Each performance will be followed by a Q&A with T. Lang and guests.

More about T. Lang:
T. Lang is dedicated to sharing the creative impact and genius of dance. Lang earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in performance and choreography from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, respectively. In the early days of her career, Lang danced with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and Marlies Yearby’s Movin’ Spirits Dance Theater. She relocated to Atlanta in 2008, where she has continued to develop, direct, and produce a high-impact blend of traditional and experimental contemporary movement works.

Lang has created commissions for Grammy Award–winning artists Sweet Honey in the Rock, the Goat Farm Arts Center, Flux Projects, the National Black Arts Festival, and the High Museum of Art. Her collaboration with visual Artist Nick Cave, premiering at Ponce City Market, was awarded 2015’s Best Collaboration from Creative Loafing.

Lang is an associate professor and founding Department Chair of Spelman Dance at Spelman College. She stays engaged with the next generation of movement artists through her summer dance intensive SWEATSHOP.