Core Dance Presents... inside: out
inside:out features the programs and productions of Core Dance in the form of video installations. Streaming on the Core Dance storefront windows on the Decatur Square, inside:out offers the public a glimpse inside the creative process and the resulting art work that goes on inside Core Dance.
September 2021: inside: out - Together
Adam Larsen Artist Statement
When Town Hall Seattle commissioned composer Judd Greenstein to write a piece for yMusic, there was no way of knowing how challenging 2020 would turn out to be. The isolating nature of the pandemic impacted everything - from rehearsal to recording - so Judd and yMusic quickly pivoted and turned these limitations into the structure and inspiration for “Together.” A live performance was out of the question so they reached out to me to create a visual poem as an accompaniment. Listening to Judd’s composition, I experimented with a variety of images to see which best supported the music. As I worked, I realized that the human form and gesture provided the feeling and intent I wanted to express so I invited my friend, choreographer, Sue Schroeder, to collaborate. My vision was to film 4-5 dancers in their homes and outdoors as they explored the idea of what togetherness/separateness has meant to them during this past year. Sue and I worked on movement concepts and ideas - considering at times incredibly calm energies like living portraits and at other times more dynamic action. As we filmed, we shifted from very personal solos to group movement. Through this process - and without touch - the dancers emphasized the distances between themselves and others (both near and far) eventually finding togetherness.
Meet the Artists & Collaborators
Adam Larsen is a documentary filmmaker and projecCon designer. Designs include Hal Prince’s LoveMusik on Broadway; Esperanza Spalding’s 12 Li-le Spells naConal tour; Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking The Waves at Opera Philadelphia and the Prototype FesCval; Lee Breuer’s The Gospel at Colonus at the Athens, Edinburgh, and Spoleto fesCvals; Watermill at the BAM Next Wave FesCval; Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle at the Singapore and Edinburgh fesCvals; Bernstein’s A Quiet Place at Tanglewood; Janáček’s From the House of the Dead at Canadian Opera; Bri-en’s Turn of the Screw at Sea-le Opera; Bernstein’s Mass at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Mostly Mozart FesCval; Bri-en’s Peter Grimes, and the SoundBox series at San Francisco Symphony. Adam’s documentary Neurotypical, about auCsm from the perspecCve of auCsCcs, aired on the the PBS series P.O.V..
In over 40 years of work in the arts, Sue Schroeder has created more than 110 original dance works for theaters, museums, green spaces, architectural works, and water environments. Her work has appeared throughout the United States, as well as Mexico, Israel, France, Germany, Poland, Georgia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Iceland, United Kingdom, Sweden, Canada, Guatemala, and Hungary. Schroeder’s mulCdisciplinary vision has led to collaboraCons with major voices in Dance – Amanda K. Miller, Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor, Ellen Bromberg, Beppie Blankert, Dieter Baumann & Ju-a Hell, Alicia Sanchez, Joanna Haigood, Isabelle Salle & Adolfo Vargas, Susan M. Prins, and Polly Motley – in Music – ChrisCan Meyer, Antoine Plante, Sonja Zarek, Todd Hammes, Yoko Ono, Joanna Duda, Michael Keck, Rich O’Donnell, Stuart Gerber & Jan Baker, and Klimchak – in Spoken Word – Keith Antar Mason & The Hikte Empire, Sarah Turquety, LeRon McAdoo, Marcus Montogmery & the Writeous Poets - and Visual Arts and Design – Adam Larsen, Nancy Chikarishi, Maya Ciarrocchi, Gail Siptak, Charlie Sartwelle, Anne Skupin, Lisa Shoyer, Maya Geffman, Walter “Chip” Morris and Lucía Hernández López.
Judd Greenstein is a composer of structurally complex, viscerally engaging works for varied instrumentaCon. Judd’s philosophy as both a composer and a curator involves music that is an organic blend of mulCple styles, sounds, and instruments, open to all influences. Standout groups that reflect this polyglot sensibility, including yMusic, Roomful of Teeth, and NOW Ensemble, all counted Judd among their earliest commissions and conCnue to perform his work to this day.
yMusic Founded in New York City in 2008, yMusic believes in presenCng excellent, emoConally communicaCve music, regardless of style or idiom. Their virtuosic execuCon and unique configuraCon (string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet) has a-racted the a-enCon of high profile collaborators—from Paul Simon to Bill T. Jones to Ben Folds—and inspired original works by some of today’s foremost composers, including Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli and Andrew Norman. CJ Camerieri – Trumpet, Alex Sopp – Flute, Hideaki Aomori – Clarinet, Rob Moose – Violin, Nadia Sirota – Viola, Gabriel Cabezas – Cello
Dance Artists Featured in the Film:
Juana M. Farfan
Shawny Evans Humlao
This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.