The dance department's CORE Concert Contemporary and Aerial Dance Company annual spring performances continue tonight and Saturday Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. at the New Dance Theatre in the dance building:
The performance will include the premiere of several new contemporary and aerial arts pieces, a guest performance by members of the Compania Nacional de Danza Costa Rica and several repertory performances.
Tickets are $16, $10 for students and senior citizens. To purchase tickets, visit the Tate Student Center ticket office, go to pac.uga.edu or call 706-542-4400. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door beginning at 7 p.m. each evening of the concert.
"In this program, we will highlight the talent of UGA student artists who exemplify exceptional artistic and creative growth during their preprofessional experiences in the arts at UGA," said Bala Sarasvati, CORE Dance Company artistic director.
The concert will open with a series of repertory pieces created by Sarasvati that demonstrate an array of technical dance abilities on bungee, single point lyra, silks and slings, along with sustained physical partnering and the incorporation of film animation.
Dance, as is said, is a form of language that transcends not only cultures but also species. Dancers are storytellers who share their stories with their bodies, and the ability to 'understand' this langauge as an audience requires practice, time and the patience of concentration. We are extraordinarily fortunate to have such a vital dance program and the CORE performances are an elevated experience (sorry!) for the senses. Get your tickets and come out to experience something wonderful this weekend. You'll be glad you did.
Image: courtesy of the CORE Concert Contemporary and Aerial Dance Company