Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wednesday. Wahoo!

It's Wednesday, the middle of the week and we are in the midst of lots of projects in the making!

We started this week in the studio with ideas of minimalism as we explored what the minimalist movement meant in the various forms of art. All this research is informing our creation for Sue's site specific work at the Menil Collection museum- specifically for Dan Flavin's installation at Richmond Hall in Houston, TX. Check out these two links below!

About Dan Flavin's installation:

About our site specific work:

We have also been working on a performance series facilitated by us dancers and are excited to say that our kick-off for this series starts Friday, April 26th! Check out the details of our project entitled EnCORE here:

And to bring us to today in the studio, Amanda Miller returned to work with us on a piece she is creating for Tanz Farm in May. We moved and explored and played in nine points in space while Amanda helped us to understand that we have always been in these nine points and will continue to be. In fact, I am in them right now as I type. I'm not sure how you, the reader, is understanding this concept, but I hope it gets you pondering.

Whew! We stay busy and loving it, so a big shout to wacky Wednesday. Wahoo!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday's Heart of the Matter

Hello internet!

Greetings once again from CORE Performance Company. Today, we had a delightful improvisation class with Company Manager Patton White, in which we began to utilize tools and tricks for improv-based composition. What began as a deeply internal warmup soon evolved into a full-on group spectacle of weight sharing, partnering, and contact improvisation.

After a brief lunch break and regroup, we headed over to Toomer Elementary School in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia to perform Heart of the Matter for grades 3-5. In addition to the enthusiastic audience of young learners, we had some very special guests from the Horizons School, Kaiser Permanente and representatives from the Atlanta Regional Commission. We are honored to share this work with our audiences, as it gives a physical and lighthearted look into the dangers of bullying and emotional eating. Remember- when in doubt, sadness, confusion or whatever it may be, exercise is always a viable option for uplifting your day.

Overall, another successful week here at CORE Studios in Downtown Decatur. We hope to see you all next week at CORE's Salon. Have a fantastic weekend!

Love, light, and movement.

CORE Performance Co.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Thrilling Thursday

Hello again from everyone at CORE Studios in downtown Decatur! Our Valentines Day began with an awesome ballet class led by the wonderful and talented Nicole Johnson. Post class we switched gears, had a bite of delicious homemade valentines treats made by Derrick, changed costumes and prepared to join the rally downtown. We were thrilled to "Break the chain" at One Billion Rising in Woodruff Park! The rally was organized to put an end to violence against women. Our participation involved helping to lead the massive crowd during the flash mob. CORE Performance Company is delighted to have shared that experience with the energizing crowd of One Billion Rising!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Checking in...

Its been a great day! We had a fabulous class with Patton this morning where we really connected to our cores, and each other in an unusual way. We also had the chance to revisit "Web" and squeeze in a good run through of Heart of the Matter - which we are performing next week at Toomer Elementary. We're all excited to have class with Nicole Johnson tomorrow morning and then to head over to Woodruff Park to show off our flash mob moves for One Billion Rising! Pictures to come!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

And off to the next...

We successfully finished "Secret" at Callanwolde last week, leaving with wonderful memories, and so we are off to the next projects. We started our TTI (Teacher Training Institute) this week with an exciting start on "Diversity" with Jody Usher and Theresa Pizzuto from "It's Our Privilege". And today we were picking our brains and came up with a first draft on our business plan for our "Youth Summer Camp" for ages 7-13 years old. We are super excited and can't wait to share more details about it very soon!