“…the most convincing and path-breaking performance of CORE Performance Company I have seen to date; I left the theatre impressed with the dancers’ versatility and the imaginative range and depth of the collaborative pieces.”
Johannes Birringer, Public News
Since 1980, CORE Performance Company has been creating and performing innovative contemporary dance. Known for its riveting, passionate and unique work, CORE has been internationally acclaimed in performance, tours and residencies in the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, Sweden, Germany, Croatia and the Republic of Georgia.
With homes in Atlanta, Georgia and Houston, Texas, CORE creates intimate and original work that evolves through experimentation, improvisation, and collaboration with artists from different mediums.
Performing the work of Artistic Director, Sue Schroeder, as well as guest choreographers including Beppie Blankert, Polly Motley, Alicia Sánchez, Ellen Bromberg, Bill Evans, Jacalyn Carley, Tanzcompagnie Rubato, Bill Young and John Mead, CORE maintains a strong profile as a contemporary dance company through its diverse body of multi-layered work.
Tender human pathways punctuated by polarized collisions: The Point is a vibrant new quintet by Artistic Director Sue Schroeder, inspired by the work of Conceptual visual artist Sol LeWitt and Experimental novelist Raymond Federman. With commissioned music by German composer Christian Meyer.
The Moment Between
The Moment Between, by Schroeder and former CORE dancer jhon r. stronks explores the “space between” that allows the body and mind to encompass the paradox of emptiness and form. The piece features an original score created by German composer Christian Meyer.
A triptych of engrossing and diverse contemporary dance simply called THREE. The evening features new work by prominent Dutch choreographer, Beppie Blankert, Mexico’s Alicia Sánchez, named one of the 100 most important Mexican artists of the 20th century, and American multidisciplinary artist Polly Motley.
Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening)
A portal that transports the audience into the vivid, lush atmosphere of the highlands and rainforests of Chiapas, Mexico through a multimedia “cloth” of dance, sculpture, video, and music skillfully woven together. Echoes of ancient civilizations overlap with the energy of modern life as the artistic sensibilities of contemporary dancers meld with the traditional weaving arts of the Mayan people.
One of the world’s most powerful pieces of music, Handel’s Messiah is a beloved classic and CORE Performance Company brings its unique style of dance to the interpretation of this major work, melding contemporary dance with this familiar music of the Baroque period. Performed in an 80-minute version with orchestra, choir and soloists, or in a chamber version with selected arias, making this grand work intimate and personal for new audiences.
As an artist and dynamic participant in the community, Ms. Schroeder believes it is essential to approach, develop, and nurture a meaningful connection to CORE’s work. To that end, successful and mutually-beneficial residency experiences are created with the imagination, resources, and input of presenters, teachers, administrators, artists, community leaders, and all other supporters.
A vibrant example of CORE’s inclusive residencies with multiple points of community engagement is our recent project in Conway, Arkansas. Read The Log Cabin Democrat‘s preview article here.