Salon: The Art of Conversation: Manifolds - December 12, 2019

Salon: The Art of Conversation: Manifolds - December 12, 2019

About This Campaign

Thursday, December 12th, 2019
Time Slot A: 2:30pm - 5:30pm (3 hours)
Time Slot B: 5:30pm - 8:30pm (3 hours)
Time Slot C: 8:00pm - 9:30pm (1.5 hours)
@ Core Studios, 139 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030

Volunteers are needed for several shifts:
Time Slot A is for setup, and involves helping the Core Dance staff to arrange and organize the studio for the event.
*This shift involves physical labor, e.g. moving furniture

Time Slot B is during the event, and involves greeting audience members, working the bar, and assisting with the food arrangement as needed.

Time Slot C is for cleanup and strike, and involves cleaning the kitchenette space and helping restore the space to a dance studio after the event.

About the event:

“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.

This salon will highlight "Manifolds," by Dance Artist Rose Shields. “Manifolds” is a dance performance work about the interconnectedness of human movement, architecture, and dimensions in relation to our human existence. The word “manifold” can mean “a whole that unites or consists of many,” “a pipe fitting with several outlets for connecting with other pipes,” or in mathematics, “a continuous geometrical structure having finite dimension.” Shields questions the meaning of our human existence as she looks at how the individual and the community connect with the concepts of architecture and dimension, the physical versus the abstract, and the struggle and growth that is life.

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. (

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Eleanor Brownfield
Eleanor Brownfield


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