Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Welcome Back, Dancers!

After our 30th season, CORE Performance Company took our summer break, and just like students who are returning school for another year of classroom learning, we are often asked what we did for our summer break.
  • Corian Ellisor took the opportunity to travel to N. Carolina for the annual American Dance Festival held at Duke University. There, he had the privilege to work with Martha Clarke, The Forsythe Project, and himself: he presented a piece at ADF called Virility.
  • Alex Abarca took the week long GloATL Summer Intensive right here in Atlanta.
  • Alisa Mittin worked with Atlanta choreographer Blake Beckham in her riveting site-specific work called PLOT. The evening-length piece, presented by Dance Truck, was shown at the Goat Farm in late July.
  • Blake Dalton took the summer to prepare himself and his dance company, Crossover Movement Arts, for their inaugural season. CMA' s season launch was actually in the CORE Studios on August 11th.
  • In my opinion, Claire Molla had the best summer of all by taking the months off for some much needed R and R.
  • "Sharon, what have I been doing this summer?" Well, I've been right here! I've been working with Sue and the staff as all get ready for our best season yet.

We are celebrating 25 years in the city of Decatur. Woohoo! We've been in the same buildings right here on the Square downtown since 1986!

We are kicking off the season with a FREE performance of The Point (and its companion piece, The Moment Between). Performances are at the Decatur High Performing Arts Center on September 17th at 8pm and September 18th at 3pm. Reserve your FREE tickets! But, we're not going to stop there. This whole season is going to filled with 25th aniversary goodness. So, keep checking the blog, the website (, and our Facebook page.

Happy Dancing,

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

"Living Wall" in CORE's alleyway!

Living Walls The City Speaks is a project that brings in artists who paint on walls all over the metro Atlanta area, and CORE's wall in the alleyway between our office and studio is being painted right this very minute! Here are some action shots of artist Sam Parker painting the first stages of his work for our alley wall. He works fast--he's expecting to be finished up tomorrow, so if you're around Decatur, you should come check it out!