Gardenhouse dance company

Gardenhouse Dance was founded and directed by Nicole Livieratos in 1992 and continued through 2010 when Nicole chose to work as an independent artist rather than as a non-profit entity.  During that time Gardenhouse became one of Atlanta’s most respected dance companies, known for constant innovation, exceptional quality, and an overall body of work that was varied but clearly focused.  Nicole guided a core group of dancers who brought technical expertise, diversity, variation, and a sense of humanity to the tight ensemble work.

Gardenhouse broke ground for dance in Atlanta. The dance company was the first to be commissioned by the High Museum of Art (Shedding for the Mineko Grimmer exhibition), first dance company in residence at the Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences, first in Atlanta to create and install site-specific dance video, and Nicole was the first choreographer to speak as part of the High’s lecture series. Gardenhouse received accolades from the press, awards, and grants. 

Gardenhouse Dance: passionate, delightful, indelible. Small but mighty.

Personal Shrines,  1992.   First Gardenhouse space, the Mattress Factory, Atlanta. Original company members Alfonso Bordi, Veta Goler, Dean Williams, Gage Wormwood, Cathy Larson.

Personal Shrines, 1992.
First Gardenhouse space, the Mattress Factory, Atlanta. Original company members Alfonso Bordi, Veta Goler, Dean Williams, Gage Wormwood, Cathy Larson.

Textures , 2001

Textures, 2001

selected press:

light

“‘light’ was the most riveting, uninhibited show of the year. A divinely simple hour of childlike episodes - dancers swooping about on bicycles, swinging meditatively on ropes, hopping like mad pogos - it both ebullient and ethereal.” - Elizabeth Lenhard, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Layers

“The condensed, multifaceted work was emotionally vivid, incisive, evocative and entrancing from start to finish, leaving a sensation that lingered underneath the sternum like a soft penetrating ring.” - Cynthia Bond Perry, ArtsATL

Mowing

“…Livieratos dared to find redemption in the pursuit of the perfect lawn with a new piece called Mowing, a blend of dance, performance art, and landscape design...” - Paul VanDevelder, Garden Design Magazine

Mowing included in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Looking , 2004.  Performer Anna Leo.

Looking, 2004. Performer Anna Leo.