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Inside Core Dance
The work of Core Dance is always in process. That kind of artistic process is high-level faith and expertise in action. It is about digging in, work that is exhausting to the soul and body. And brain shaping…consuming…requiring realness.
The work that results from this kind of intense process is deep and still technical. The Dance Artists in Core Dance define its look and velocity. The resulting work is one that is ambitious but reaches its mark. It moves along and never loses focus because the whole ensemble has worked so deeply to be in that hour, completely in that hour.
Every artist that performs with Core Dance is invited/required to work alongside in the creative process. The performer is asked to contribute, to edit, to critically look at and observe and then jump right back in and become. Not many companies in the world operate like this. It calls the artists to a level of work that is not always called to in the dance world. But this work is deep and hard and mature and requires that you protect yourself too and re-approach when you're able. We are not machines.
Love each other and take care of your body and your hearts and your brains and have fun with your performances. You never know what could happen so give somebody something to work with that is new and wonderful every time.
Audiences. Listen to them. Not what they say about you.
We are reporters on life and how the body is wise beyond our knowing.
What a timeless honor dancers give to being alive.
-letter of love to Core Dance from Leslie Scates, Choreographer/Core Dance Collaborator & Guest Artist