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CORE Celebrates 30th Anniversary Season

This fall, Several Dancers Core celebrates 30 years of performing, presenting and connecting with others through dance. To kick-off their 30th Anniversary Season, they will unveil an all new “look”, including a redesigned website, as they become simply “CORE”.  Committed to innovation, artistic risk-taking and collaboration since 1980, CORE creates, performs and presents contemporary dance.  With homes in Houston, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia the organization promotes dance awareness and education through performances, presentations, workshops, and classes in contemporary approaches to movement. 

The upcoming Season in Atlanta and Houston will include premieres and performances by CORE Performance Company, a continuation of the risk-taking Fieldwork workshops for local artists and a powerful outreach program, ‘Dynamic X-Change’.  In Atlanta, CORE will offer the 11th Season of the free series “Lunchtime in the Studio,” and a Salon evening with the artists of CORE of the company.  

“Lunchtime in the Studio” will offer five free studio events during this, its 11th season, with lunch provided by local restaurant sponsors.  These informal “backstage” introductions to CORE familiarize the attendees with how contemporary dance is created, share the dancers’ backgrounds, describe CORE’s programs, and offer previews for upcoming performances. 

Salon will take place at the CORE studios in Decatur, GA on the night of October 28.  This free event is for those art-lovers interested in seeing CORE Performance Company’s latest work-in-progress and offering their insights to help the dancers continue in their creative process.

In Atlanta on November 18-21 at the Balzer Theatre, CORE will be showing a revisited version of Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening,) the acclaimed 2006 multimedia performance based on the beauty and mythology of Mayan weaving traditions.

In Houston, as a pre-season event, the artists of the Company are creating a body of new works called “CORE-poreal” to be performed as part of FrenetiCore’s Fringe Festival August 19-21 ( ).  Through solos, duets and trios, the expressive body reveals moments of desire and destruction, vulnerability and redemption. 

Throughout their 30th Celebration, CORE will create new, innovative and sometimes challenging site-based work in several spaces around Houston and on Friday, October 15, CORE Performance Company and Ad Deum Dance Company will celebrate both company’s  anniversaries, as Ad Deum celebrates 10 years, with a shared performance at Discovery Green. 

In Spring 2011, CORE Performance Company will premiere Sue Schroeder’s much-anticipated, “The Point” in Houston.  “The Point” is a dynamic quintet, influenced by the work of conceptual artist Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) and experimental novelist Raymond Federman (1928-2009).  The original score by German contemporary composer Christian Meyer creates an expansive, emotional space in which the dancers’ interactions speak to the contemporary human condition.  The premiere and subsequent performances will take place at Barnevelder Movement Complex in March 2011.

With a very full and exciting schedule CORE is set to have an amazing 30th anniversary season. For more information visit

Photo: Dancer Corian Ellisor. Photo Copyright Mark Teague

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