A vibrant, thriving arts and culture scene is often at the center of great communities. As we work towards realizing our vision of building one of those great communities at Fort McPherson, we are thrilled to bring you our first of many engagements with the arts.
Under the dynamic leadership of its founder and director T. Lang – who doubles, by the way, as the chair of the Spelman College dance department and director of Spelman Dance Theatre – the critically-acclaimed T. Lang Dance Company will bring its world premiere of “Post” to Fort McPherson, which will run March 9-25 in the historic Fort McPherson Chapel.
Post is the final installment in the company’s four-part series Post-Up inspired by Heather Williams’ book Help Me Find My People, an examination of the Reconstruction-era public ads posted by newly freed men and women searching for their loved ones. Tickets are available here.
Since the company’s debut in 2010, T. Lang has become a staple in the Atlanta arts community, known for pushing the artistic envelope in stirring, thought-provoking works such as:
- “Basquiat Bash,” commissioned by the High Museum of Art in celebration of its Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition
- “4 Little Girls,” a work created in collaboration with Grammy award winning artists Sweet Honey in the Rock for the Gala Concert for the historic unveiling of the King Monument in Washington, DC; and
- “M O T H E R/ M U T H A,” which was presented at Atlanta’s Goat Farm Arts Center.
We are honored that T. Lang and her troupe have chosen Fort McPherson for this production, and, while we’ve enjoyed watching the dancers reinvent and reimagine the storied space, we’re even more excited to welcome many new friends and supporters of the arts to our home to witness it as well.