About This Campaign

Salon: The Art of Conversation - where ideas are conceived, gestated and hatched

“Everyone would really be original if people did not collect undigested ideas in their heads and give them out again undigested.”- Rahel Levin

Salons are gatherings where people talk “big talk,” talk meant to be listened to and perhaps passionately acted upon. Salons are incubators where ideas are conceived, gestated, and hatched. Salons are the frontiers of social and cultural change: they’re cultivating creativity, reviving the art of conversation, and fueling energy to change the world.

An important reason for a salon is to practice creativity in a setting where one needn’t fear judgment of his/her efforts. We risk ignorance when we choose to receive information passively. Talking with others is one way out of this bind. Salons encourage probing the complexities of our world. At salons, people search for meaning and come to trust their own ability to evaluate all the information that is thrown at them.

Conversation is the way we convey information, inspire each other, and achieve understanding. Conversation is the way we challenge, amuse, and amaze each other.

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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. (

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