American Playground and The Third Dance

American Playground and The Third Dance

About This Event

Core Dance presents Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor’s The Third Dance in its US Premiere and American Playground

“American Playground,” performed by Core Dance and choreographed by Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor, investigates multiple themes including “body as resistance,” personal authenticity, and the dialogue between public and private spaces. The work made its international premiere in Tel Aviv, Israel, last fall.

"The Third Dance," performed and choreographed by Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor, touches on romanticism and its clichés: the music of Gustav Mahler, huge bouquet of flowers, and a record player. Underneath all of these re-verberates one seemingly simple request: “tell me that you love me.” At first ad-dressed to one another, at a certain point they direct the demand at the audience, expressing a persistent wish: to continue to be moved, overcome the mundanity of life, be relevant, and gain recognition – both one another’s and others’.

Please be advised: "The Third Dance" contains brief nudity

These performances will be presented at 7 Stages on January 31, February 1st and 2nd, 2018 at 7:30PM. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. ​

Location / Venue

Core Dance

Event 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)