Since its inception in 2009, contemporary dance troupe glo has skyrocketed to cultural juggernaut status, becoming a beloved mainstay of Atlanta’s thriving arts community. The brainchild of choreographer Lauri Stallings and producer Richard Carvlin, glo has made a name for itself by bringing movement and social activism into unusual locations — from the public sidewalks of midtown Atlanta to the escalators of Lenox Mall. Now, a new documentary film, glo, seeks to document the troupe’s creative process.
A product of the Palette Group, director Matthew Adeboye’s glo follows Stallings and dancers Mechelle Tunstall, Mary Jane Pennington and Virginia Coleman during glo’s 2018 season to document performances at The Goat Farm, 8Arm, Hudgens Center, Atlanta Symphony Hall, Historic Grant Park and Historic Rosenwald School.
glo screens as part of A Night of Alchemy at the Historic Rhodes Theatre February 9 at 7 p.m. and is recommended for longtime glo devotees and newcomers alike.