Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Some images from last January

Photos from the first trip to Chiapas are:
The dancers and their guide in the rainforest. Composer Terrance learning to weave. The ruins at Palenque, and Lucy, the dancers' weaving instructor at work (yes, all those patterns on her shirt are made by hand!)

CORE dancers' travel diary

Welcome! to the diary of dancers from CORE Performance Company (CPC) as they travel and work in Chiapas, Mexico as part of the creation of a multi-media dance/performance piece.
CPC is a professional contemporary dance company which performs nationally and internationally from its home cities of Atlanta and Houston, dance pieces created through an intentional collaborative method that deepens the experience of performance through vibrant synergies.

The 6 dancers: Kim, Kate, Blake, Patton, Juana and Jhon, and the artistic director, Sue, will be keeping a journal of their travels and work in Chiapas, Mexico as they continue a cultural immersion begun in Jan. 05. They're going on the trip to continue to their work with choreographer, Susan Prins, and to explore the Mayan people's weaving practices which are informing the creation of a new multi-media work by the company, Corazon Abierto/Heart Open.

So on this site you'll get to see what a "cultural immersion" means to performing artists creating work. This will be a sort of collective blog, but the people posting will identify themselves so please feel free to direct questions to any one or all of them.