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Core Dance

Mission

Core Dance, a contemporary dance organization, creates, performs, and produces compelling original dance that ignites the creative spirit and actively encourages participation and conversation by and with the community. Creating a context for dance that is relevant in both our home cities and around the globe, Core Dance uses dance to illuminate, educate and question. In essence, Core Dance is an artistic incubator and convener.

Vision

We envision Core Dance as a stimulus for the continued evolution of Atlanta and Houston as dynamic centers for dance, with the knowledge that dance as art-making is an essential element of the fabric of our human experience, connecting us to each other.

Values

Core Dance values purposeful artistic risk taking, invention, community participation, led collaboration, knowledge sharing and enquiry carried out with integrity, compassion and an attention to balance between human resources, financial resources and activity level to amplify the quality of our work and the health of our organization.

About

Celebrating 37 years of dance-making in Houston and Atlanta, Core Dance, an award-winning contemporary dance organization, creates, performs, and presents compelling and distinctive original dance that ignites the creative spirit and fosters cultural conversations. For nearly four decades, Core Dance has initiated and supported innovation, collaboration, artistic risk-taking and sustainable art-making in dance.

Core Dance was co-founded in 1980 in Houston, Texas by dancer and choreographer Sue Schroeder and her sister, Kathy Russell.  Five years later, the organization added Atlanta, Georgia as a second home base, creating a context for dance that is relevant in both cities and around the globe. Core Dance uses dance to educate, question and illuminate.

Core Performance Company, the professional contemporary dance company of Core Dance, is internationally recognized for its artistically driven research practices, the underlying humanity of the individual Dance Artists, as well as its rigorous physicality.

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