In a juxtaposition of instinctive movement improvisation and applied choreographic structure, “of the Flies” harnesses an unrestrained physical vocabulary to evoke a natural sincerity and savagery, as depicted in the seminal text Lord of the Flies and implicit in the BeltLine project.
Sarah Freeman will graduate from Emory University in May with a degree in Dance and Movement Studies and English. She has been selected as an artist in residence at Atlanta’s The Lucky Penny’s initiative space The Work Room. This opportunity endows Freeman not only with the resource of a stable time and space for creation, but also with a community of experienced and generous Atlanta artists to learn from. Freeman will also be working full time on the Development Team at nonprofit organization Moving in the Spirit to sustain and develop the Atlanta arts community. Her choreographic work has been presented at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, the Staibdance Summer Intensive in Sorrento, Italy, the Covington Regional Ballet, and the American College Dance Festival. Her performance experience includes Dance Truck, the
MAD Dance Festival in May, and Emily Cargill and Dancers. Freeman is a recipient of the Sudler Award, the highest honor in the arts at Emory. Her senior honors thesis concert All Being Displaced: Movement Translations of Flannery O’Connor received highest honors. Her production and administrative experience includes internships at The Lucky Penny, WonderRoot arts organization, and Bates Dance Festival, and she is currently a freelance arts writer for Creative Loafing ATL.