Friday, November 16, 2012

Completed Works and Goodbyes

Today we said goodbye to Becky Valls as she headed back to Houston. It has been a long week full of accomplishments. Yesterday, at Lunchtime in the Studio, we revealed one of the pieces in progress on which we've been working with Becky this week. After hearing some great feedback from the audience, we returned to the studio that afternoon and continued to fine tune the work.
It's hard to believe how fast this work was created. Everyone in the company is so focused and ready to work, and Becky was so prepared and helpful. No wonder we were able to accomplish so much in so little time. This process was just another reminder of how lucky we have it here at CORE. I had a discussion with Becky earlier this week about how organized CORE is. This wasn't the first time I've had this discussion. I've heard the same comments from dancers, audience members, and other artists from Houston and Atlanta. It is truly a privilege to work with such a wonderful group of creative, organized, and cooperative individuals. As we break for Thanksgiving, I would like to say how thankful I am for this company, all of the individuals with whom I have the pleasure to collaborate, and the community of artists and art lovers who support us. And here is a photo of us, the company, on our last day with Becky Valls. The photo was taken by Becky.
Derrick

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