Creative Loafing: CORE gives Atlanta a touch of France

By Sarah Freeman – Creative Loafing
October 16, 2014

Dance company presents two works that highlight the perspective of the audience as viewers of performance and residents of the city.

With public spaces up for grabs as the more interesting alternative to a theater, it’s not surprising to stumble across a dance or visual art project outside one of the city’s notable sites. But this Sat., Oct. 18, and Sun., Oct. 19, some of the artists you might encounter Downtown or on the Beltline have traveled a little farther than usual to take to Atlanta’s streets.

For the past year, CORE Performance Company of Decatur has been working in collaboration with the Toulouse-based company Association Manifeste on contemporary dance works that examine national identity, what it means to be an audience member or performer, and how that changes with location. CORE Artistic Director Sue Schroeder says, “When you collaborate across cultures, it is more of a commitment. It’s more of a commitment in resources, it’s more of a commitment energetically, but and, the rewards and the gifts are immense.” After rehearsing here last October and traveling to Toulouse this March, the collaborating companies are finally uniting to premiere two pieces with truly international perspectives.

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