"if... a memoir" - Oct 25-26

"if... a memoir" - Oct 25-26

About This Campaign

Time commitment: 6:30pm -10:00pm (3.5 hours)
Location: Finca Tres Robles, 257 N Greenwood St, Houston, TX 77011

"if… a memoir" is a love song written for humanity. Engaging questions of human freedom alongside human limitations, Sue Schroeder in collaboration with the Dance Artists of Core Dance, Christian Meyer (composer) and Simon Gentry (cinematographer) will create an evening-length, physical theater choreo-poem. Excavated and developed using the artistic research practices of the Tamalpa Life/Art Process® (Anna and Daria Halprin), Ensemble Thinking and voice and movement scores, "if…a memoir" will reveal a performance literature that is bold, straightforward and expressive, timeless in its humor and humanity. This new work will draw from early 1950s Beat Generation culture and influences - questioning, jazz inspired rhythm, improvisational spirit, rejection of standard narrative values and seeming disorganization with a deliberate effect. Without linear plot elements or characters, "if...a memoir" will instead focus on creating an emotional response from and with the stage artists and audience. A product of artistic questioning and a quest for meaning, "if…a memoir" seeks to reveal what binds each of us, one to the other, in beauty, flaws, foibles, vulnerability and what it is to be inherently human.

Volunteers are needed to help with:
* Ushering
* Handing out programs
* Setting up post-show reception

All volunteers get to watch the show for free!

Location / Venue

Core Dance

Campaign to Support Core Dance

For four decades, Core Dance has supported innovation, collaboration, artistic risk-taking and sustainable art-making in dance. An award-winning contemporary dance organization with global reach, Core Dance creates, performs, and produces compelling original dance that ignites the creative spirit and actively encourages participation and conversation with the community. In 1980, Core Dance was co-founded 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 platform for dance that is relevant in both cities and around the globe. Core Dance uses dance to educate, question and illuminate, and is internationally recognized for its artistically driven research practices, cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary collaborations, the humanity of the individual Dance Artists, and its rigorous physicality. (coredance.org)


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