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Aura CuriAtlas creates stories using a wide range of movement, videography, text, and the energy and ideas of innovative collaborators. We keep the qualities of lightness (Aura), strength (Atlas), and curiosity (Curi) at the center.  Our relationship with audiences is based on community and an open exchange of ideas. Our wholeheartedness, athleticism, and use of physical storytelling make our stories relatable. Aura CuriAtlas keeps asking questions and moving in new directions.  We share our method to encourage and challenge other creators and take pride in our ability to support the unique vision of each artist.

Aura CuriAtlas  was founded in 2013 to explore a collaborative model for creating compelling performances. Our founding members -- Joan Gavaler, Dan Plehal, Mickey Lonsdale, Jane Rabinovitz -- are artists from the East Coast and Midwest who contributed dance, theatre, and acrobatic backgrounds to develop DREAM LOGIC stories. We collaborated with composer Sophia Serghi to create two more shows – A Life With No Limits (inspired by Stephen Hawking) and The Fool and The World (inspired by the Tarot deck). Aura CuriAtlas keeps expanding its theatrical and digital storytelling, including new play development of The Zombie Life with Firehouse Theatre and digital work such as S. L. Feemster’s ConFront(ed)As of 2022, our collaborators have included 30 performers in a range of shows as well as composers, video artists, poets, playwrights, graphic designers, social media creators, stage managers, and costume designers.

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