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An experimental by nature, CORE Contemporary and Aerial Dance performs contemporary and multidisciplinary events incorporating interactive computer, film, visual arts, literature, martial arts, aerial dance, new music and more into full-evening multimedia performances. Artists, students, professors and technicians collaborate to transcend science, technology and the arts. 

  • repertory concerts, festivals and special events

  • interactive media, aerial and dance shows

  • tailored shows for children, lecture demonstrations and master classes

History - visit coreconcertdance.com

 

Established at the University of Georgia Department of Dance in 1991, CORE Concert Dance Company serves as a training base for students interested in seeking a professional career in dance. In the past several years the focus of the organization, art and presentation format has evolved into nonstop multimedia shows - calling for the new name CORE Contemporary and Aerial Dance.

 

The company’s repertoire includes contemporary, post-modern, experimental, interdisciplinary and aerial dance. The company performs main stage concerts and outreach in the schools and at university, community, regional, national and international events. 

 

CORE has been invited to numerous festivals, conferences, and adjudicated gala events including performances for Piccolo Spoleto, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Choreografic Center of the City of Rio de Janeiro, 2010 World Dance Alliance Global Event 2010, NYC, 2013 WDA, Vancouver, Canada (2014), LIMS MOSAIC Events (2014-2016) and throughout China. In addition, CORE has performed several special events coordinated through UGA’s President’s Office including the Fourth Annual Regents' Awards for Excellence in Education and Celebration of Support 2009, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA and 2010 UGA Celebration of Support at the Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta. 

 

The company performs dance repertory choreographed by internationally renowned choreographers including Bebe Miller, Karen Eliot, Bill Young & Colleen Thomas, Molissa Fenley, Alwin Nikolais, Carlos Orta, Sean Curran, Susan Murphy, Elsie Smith, Larry Kegwin, Joanna Mendl Shaw, Matt and Emily Kent and the Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Ririe Woodbury Dance Company and Mario Vircha, National Dance Company of Costa Rica. Aerial training has been provided by Susan Murphy and Julie Phillips (CANOPY), Elsie and Serenity Smith and Meaghan Muller (formerly Cirque de Soleil)  and Wendy Hesketh (WiredAerial Theatre) based in Liverpool, UK.

History

Established at the University of Georgia Department of Dance in 1991 as CORE Concert Dance Company, which serves as a training base for students interested in seeking a professional career in dance. The company’s repertoire includes contemporary, post-modern, experimental, interdisciplinary and aerial dance. The company performs main stage concerts and outreach in the schools and at university, community, regional, national and international events. CORE has been invited to numerous festivals, conferences, and adjudicated gala events including performances for Piccolo Spoleto, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Choreografic Center of the City of Rio de Janeiro, World Dance Alliance Global Event 2010 in NYC and throughout China. In addition, CORE has performed several special events coordinated through UGA’s President’s Office including the Fourth Annual Regents' Awards for Excellence in Education and Celebration of Support 2009, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA and 2010 UGA Celebration of Support at the Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta. The company performs dance repertory choreographed by internationally renowned choreographers including Bebe Miller, Karen Eliot, Bill Young & Colleen Thomas, Molissa Fenley, Alwin Nikolais, Carlos Orta, Sean Curran, Susan Murphy, Elsie Smith, Larry Kegwin, Joanna Mendl Shaw, Matt and Emily Kent and the Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Ririe Woodbury Dance Company. Aerial training has been provided by Susan Murphy and Julie Phillips (CANOPY), Elsie and Serenity Smith and Meaghan Muller (formerly Cirque de Soleil)  and Wendy Hesketh (WiredAerial Theatre) based in Liverpool, UK.