Astro Show is a once a month community gathering that centers around the astrological forecast for the zodiacal month ahead, beginning with Aries on March 20, 2023. Astrologer Vernisa Allen and Astro Show creator Sean Nguyen-Hilton, will guide the audience through the dynamic shifts of the month as interpreted through the astrological transits in the sky. Simultaneously, dance artists of Fly on a Wall will move throughout the audience using a movement operation called dave. Essentially the process of dave allows the dance artists to respond physically, with their moving bodies, to the energy, tone, and imagery that is being spoken by Vernisa and Sean as they parse out the monthly astrology.
Time: 7-8pm Tarot Happy Hour
8-10pm Astro Show
Mike Stasny's MOM SAID IT'S FINE
50 Upper Alabama St
ATL, GA 30303
$15 suggested donation
Customized t-shirts available for purchase at each show
Monday, March 20 - Aries
Thursday, April 20 - Taurus
Sunday, May 21 - Gemini
Wednesday, June 21 - Cancer
Saturday, July 22 - Leo
Wednesday, August 23 - Virgo
Saturday, September 23 - Libra
Monday, October 23 - Scorpio
Wednesday, November 22 - Sagittarius
Thursday, December 21 - Capricorn
Saturday, January 20 - Aquarius
Monday, February 19 - Pisces
Meet the Astrologer, Vernisa Allen
Vernisa Allen is a professional astrologer based in Atlanta, GA. She began her study of traditional astrology in 2020 with Kirah Tabourn and has since been using astrology as a tool for resistance and liberation. She enjoys tracking mundane transits to anticipate cycles and help the collective navigate tumultuous times. In addition to her astrological practice, Vernisa is also currently a graduate student studying Social Work at UGA and is passionate about the intersection of spirituality and mental health. Vernisa is an artist who enjoys acting and dance and graduated with a BFA in Acting from FSU in 2016.
During each show audiences will be guided through the movement and aspects of the planets in the sky for that month, and their possible subsequent meanings in general, followed by horoscopes for each individual zodiac sign. There is a Tarot “happy hour” before Astro Show, where Tarot readers and a donation bar will be available for audience members to enjoy. The Astro Show seeks to bring audiences together by exploring meaning through the lens of astrology, dancing bodies, and shared experiences.
Astro Show is an A&E Atlanta Grant Program Recipient.
“My work is currently concerned with how dance shows up in spaces, particularly how it can show up as an agent to a moment rather than the spectacle of the moment. With Astro Show, I wanted to have dance show up in a space with another passion of mine, astrology. Using the dave movement operation, the dancers move from a heightened state of awareness which tends to synchronize and flow with the words being spoken. The attempt is that the in-the-moment relationship of dancing bodies and astrological conversation gives the audience another dimension of relationality with which to digest the information being offered.”