CORE Performance Company in SHIFT,
Fri. and Sat., Nov. 2-3, at 8 p.m.
Barnevelder Movement Arts/Complex
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CORE Performance Company premieres new works by artistic director Sue Schroeder, and guest artists Lori Teague and Leslie Scates
SHIFT: Interrupt/ Focus/Invent: A Place of Possibility.
ABOUT THE DANCES:
Working intimately with the artists of CORE Performance Company, Lori Teague’s, “I felt my life with both hands” (inspired by an Emily Dickinson line) explores the unknown as a possibility or opportunity, as opposed to a space that creates fear. “It invites me to trust and interact with new sensations,” says Teague. “My interest lies with the momentum of movement–interrupting that momentum and following it. My desire is to create a work with overlapping surprises, shifts in textural environments, and unusual perspectives. I believe when we are in a state of free flow, with little or no agenda, we experience a random sequence of events in our lives. In this state of openness, we have an opportunity to uniquely connect to animate and inanimate things, sometimes feeling lucky and sometimes feeling confused by the unfamiliar. And if we are blindsided by events that propel us off, or out of an intentional path, we are forced to notice our follow through, from chaos back into order.”
“HERD”, by Leslie Scates with a cast of four women, explores the qualities inherent in a herd. A herd offers protection against isolation and protects us when we are vulnerable. A herd is a place where we exist as a virtuosic individual and a known member of a close-knit group. Within a herd we are required to maintain multiple states of attention. Active participation within a herd manifests a web of intimacy through sharing conscious actions and connections. All this and more is performed to the arresting, original sound score by Andy Russ.
“STILL”, Sue Schroeder’s contribution to the evening of dance, is inspired by the poem, La Escuela by Frederico Garcia Lorca. Addressing the signs left on each of us by destiny, Schroeder’s signature style of movement investigation reveals the intimate alongside the archetypal. A picture paints a thousand words. This quintet teams Schroeder once again with Berlin composer, Christian Meyer.