This week has been crazy busy over here at Core Dance. On Monday, Germana Civera arrived to begin the collaborative process of "Human Landscapes." (Check out this video clip here!) And Monday evening, Fall Fieldwork began. I had the chance to sit in on Fieldwork, which was a brand new experience for me. I suppose because Core Dance is a dance company, I was expecting to workshop dance. Much to my surprise, the artists' talents range from theater, to poetry; from singing to dance. Throughout the next few months, the participants will present and review each others' work using the guidelines of Fieldwork. The process is over 30 years old, and emphasizes the importance of safety and comfort in the space. (For more information on the background of Fieldwork, check out The Field's website here!) The artists are encouraged to be completely open and honest, and reach out to others for suggestions or ideas. Ann Ritter, this session's facilitator, used the term "cross-fertilization" to describe the many ways participants will influence each other. These artists are truly talented, and I can't wait to see what they produce at the end of the fall. Come see the magic that is Fieldwork at the showcase on December 3rd at Emory University. More details to come!
Barbara Branson, Publications Manager, and the People of Core Dance