Monday, October 24, 2011

What do Claire and Alisa bring to the Table today?

Perhaps they are 'tabling' their issues?
Do they like to shop at 'Sur le Table'
Maybe they are looking at the 'table of contents'?
Or are they discussing the 'Periodic Table of Elements'?

Actually I think that they are working on 'Navigating the Hallway'!

See what they serve at their Table
November 17th, and 18th, when we perform 'Navigating the Hallway' at CORE Studio

Today is Food Day!

Today is FOOD DAY and it is very appropriate that right now Sue is in ConwayArkansas as part of The Moving Toward Health Project, CORE’s long-term collaboration with the University of Central Arkansas.  The mission of MTH is to use dance to talk about health and to raise awareness of body image, healthy lifestyle and disordered eating.  For the next few days she is meeting with faculty and staff of UCA and the Conway Public School system and members of the Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center.   With this project we are embodying the arts' ability to engender communication and to facilitate change in the context of social issues.  We are engaging the Conway community through meetings, workshops and forums and by creating and performing a new dance work that will premiere in Conway in February, 2012 during National Eating Disorders Awareness week.  Stay tuned for more details!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Salon Tomorrow!

Our Salon tomorrow will be exploring the ideas of shared space, compromise, and the components that are inherent in cohabitation.

Below is a link to a podcast that helped to shape some of the work you will see tomorrow.

CORE Studios
139 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA
Marta Stop, Decatur
Refreshments generously provided by Cafe Alsace

See you tomorrow!!

Dancers get musical

A little clip of the dancers making music outside the office on Monday.

Monday, October 17, 2011

a haiku to breakthrough

forget the rhythm
don't think about any rhyme
searching for breakthrough


Friday, October 14, 2011

Spittin' lyrics


feet not lifting
from the paper,
repeat; don't refrain.

move, groove.

such generic names
in a non-judgmental game.
we all nee labels to list as we:

make and shake
move and groove...
get into a groove like Madonna did.

breathe through the angst, break through the angst
the bounce
the quake
the shake...
and just dance.

break down and dance
break through and dance...
and I didn't say but, I said and.

move and groove
break down and through

More photos from BCAF

Thank you to Ken Hudson for sending us some more fun photos from last weekend's Bayou City Art Festival performance of BRINK: BREAK::BROKE:?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Practicing the magic, rehearsal for BCAF

 Here are a few photos from yesterday's rehearsals for  "BRINK: BREAK:: BROKE:?" at the Bayou City Art Festival Downtown. The dancers are down there today from now till 4 pm and again tomorrow, so go out and enjoy the show at the festival!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Our magic

Once again those zany CORE dancers descend upon Bayou City Arts Festival.

Who knows what we have up our sleeves? Check out this picture as an indication of what we have planned for Bayou City Arts Festival.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Breaking into the Bayou

We, CORE Performance Company, return to the Bayou City Art Festival with the premier of BRINK:BREAK::BROKE:?.

In this new work, we find inspiration through the act of the ‘break-through,' as well as the featured artist of the 2011 Downtown Bayou City Arts Festival!

We will yet again encourage situations of hilarity between the audience and dancers, stimulating dialogue between audience and performers while bringing a sense of whimsy, frivolity and off-kilter movement to the Festival.

Performances will take place throughout the Festival grounds on October 8th & 9th, initiating at the HAA performance stage at 1:45 p.m. each day, and concluding at 4:00 PM. For more information, visit

By the way, we at CORE would love to know who left the chocolate in the downstairs refrigerator.

Updates to the space

We've gotten some new decals for the doors to Decatur Square. Both the studio and office doors now have these signs to identify them (hopefully making it easier for folks to find where they need to go!)

Over this past weekend they installed new laminate flooring in the office space in the back hallway and  kitchen area.  This will work much better for clean up in the kitchen space, and it means we have our very own little dance floor right here in the office! :)  

We also have a new awning in the back over the door to the studio from our parking space. It should keep the rain off better than the old covering that was removed earlier this year, which actually ended short of the wall and therefore dumped the rain right on you as you went through the threshold! And hasn't Rose done a great job with the planters too? They look nice, don't they?