Tanz Farm

A Performance Anthology


our mission

Performances, experiments and shops emphasizing sociability, experience and conversation in contemporary performance.

Tanz Farm will support intimate encounters between artists and the public offering people longer viewing times of contemporary performance, connecting sensations and meaning through a platform for multi-layered actions, discussions and networking in the field of contemporary art.







Harper’s real estate firm, Hallister Development, has led over $20 mil in projects. Currently Harper focuses on hybrid projects that assemble art, design, & technology entities in Built Environments that simultaneously operate as performing arts centers. The 1st was the Goat Farm Arts Center (Atl), housing 450 artists, creative entities, tech start-ups, venues, 4 performance companies, and has received accolades (“Best Visual & Performing Arts Center on the Rise”-Atl Magazine, “Best Place to Witness the Arts Renaissance”-Creative Loafing, “Best Venue”-Creative Loafing, “Best Businesses”-Business Insider). Harper’s 2nd hybrid, Erikson Clock, will soon open in Castleberry, commingling artists with scientists & engineers, house a venue & studios, and be anchored by two concepts-Mass Collective, an educational facility and lab supporting R&D and Nelson Street Gallery. A former investment banker at a $21 bil private equity firm, Harper was responsible for executing mergers & acquisitions, buyouts, & recapitalizations. Harper helped execute over $900 mil in transactions. Harper has a BA in Intl Business from American Univ in D.C.

Photo by Karley Sullivan, courtesy of ArtsATL


Atlanta-based artist Lauri Stallings has fostered an expanded practice that includes public choreographies, place building, green economy and civic actions with many communities. Born and raised in Gainesville, Florida, Lauri began dancing on her neighborhood dirt road and with her family in their living room, and later on studied traditional forms such as ballet, tap and jazz, instilling in her at a very young age a deep love and curiosity in movements ability to build intensely private moments in public spaces.  

Stallings has exhibited and performed her work at Central Park, New York; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Art Basel Miami, South Beach; Museum Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta; City Center, New York; Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden, Summerville; Jacob’s Pillow, Beckett; Laban Conservancy, London; Goat Farm Arts Center, Atlanta; Atlanta Contemporary; Augsburg Opera Haus, Augsburg,Germany; Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw; Harris Theatre, Chicago; among others.

Stallings has received awards and grants from Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Creative Time, American Academy of Arts, Possible Futures Foundation, Bogliasco Foundation, Vasser Woolley Foundation, Flux Projects (debut artist), Chicago Music & Dance Alliance, Emory Center for Creativity and Arts, Atlanta Beltline Urban Development, and Artadia. 

Lauri attended Point Park University in Pittsburgh PA, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts and graduating cum laude. After, she danced with BalletMet, Ballet British Columbia in Canada, and Hubbard St. Dance Chicago. Stallings makes all of her work in a 117-year-old factory space at The Goat Farm Arts Center.



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