American Playground and The Third Dance Performance, January 31-February 2, 2019

American Playground and The Third Dance Performance, January 31-February 2, 2019

About This Campaign

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time Commitment: 6:30pm-10:30pm (4 hours)

Friday, February 1, 2019
Time Commitment: 6:30pm-10pm (3.5 hours)

Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time Commitment: 6:30pm-10pm (3.5 hours)

@ 7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307

"American Playground," choreographed by Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor and performed by Core Dance, investigates multiple themes including ‘body as resistance’, personal authenticity and the dialogue between public and private spaces. Approximately one hour in length, the work is an active collaboration between the choreographers and the dancers, and is structured with a blend of pre-determined movement and improvised movement. The work evokes both humor and pathos, as the dancers explore the themes in partnership with one another and through the manipulation of props and costume pieces. Sheinfeld and Laor seek to coax complete authentic presence from the performers through the themes and formal structure, leaving a deeply-felt impact upon the audience.

The Third Dance

Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor return to the stage to explore intimacy, with a new adaptation to Liat Dror and Nir Ben-Gal’s The Third Dance (1990).
Six years after debuting their version of Dror and Ben-Gal’s Two Room Apart-ment – declared “Best Performance of the Year” by the Circle of Israeli Dance Critics (2013) – Sheinfeld and Laor meet for another creative collaboration on one stage.

The Third Dance 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’.

A couple in life and on stage, the two give us a thrilling opportunity to revisit a seminal dance text in the history of Israeli dance and look at it through the lens of the time that passed since their last duet: the changes in their bodies, in their re-lationship, in their perception of stage and space, and in their relation to the au-dience.

Volunteers are needed to usher each night, and to assist with the post-show reception on opening night (1/31 only). All volunteers get to watch the performance for free!

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

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 1105 Euclid Avenue Northeast
  • Atlanta, GA 30307
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Jan 31, 2019 06:30 pm to
  • Feb 02, 2019 10:30 pm
Core Dance

Campaign to Support Core Dance

Core Dance creates art, facilitates art-making, and engenders art engagement for those seeking to connect with what makes us uniquely human: our intellect, our emotional body, our spiritual center. The body is our playground, movement our building blocks. Within our bodies resides the whole of life, every truth. Through dance and the process of creating it we activate that which makes us individually unique and connect it to that which makes us indivisibly One. Core Dance was founded in 1980 by Sue Schroeder. We call both Atlanta, GA and Houston, TX home. We cultivate dance awareness and education nationally and internationally through our three organizational initiatives: Core Performs, Core Presents and Core Connects. Core Performance Company, the professional contemporary dance company of Core, is internationally acclaimed for its emotionally lucid and instantly accessible work.

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Kelly Vogel
Kelly Vogel


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