Catellier Dance Projects Launches Audiences into "...the final frontier"

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April 24, 2012

ATLANTA (April 24, 2012)¿Seven dancers, a dance media artist, a composer, a team of designers, a control technician, a robot camera, and nine six-foot balloons come together for ¿¿the final frontier,¿ a new work from Catellier Dance Projects, premiering at Emory¿s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, May 17-19. 

Catellier Dance Projects through the guidance of artistic director, Gregory Catellier, creates ¿intimate, multi-layered dance performances for the discerning Atlanta community.¿ Their current project is a series of four evening-length works that each ruminates on a different element of dance: time, space, energy and body. This piece is the second of such works, with ¿Tempo, a non-fiction dance performance¿ kicking off the series last May. In ¿¿the final frontier,¿ Catellier takes a leap forward into more ambitious territory, focusing on spatial relationships through the exploration of architecture, outer space, and what it means to be close. 

In the completion of ¿¿the final frontier,¿ a project that began in May 2011, Catellier employs the help of many artistic collaborators. Seattle-based media artist Jeff Curtis lends his talents with the dance for camera piece, ¿Transit,¿ and original music by Atlanta composer Kendall Simpson provides the backdrop for dancers Alex Abarca, Virginia Broyles, Corian Ellisor, Claire Molla, Kristin O¿Neal, Chelsea Spencer, and Jessica Womack. 

Catellier Dance Projects presents ¿¿the final frontier¿ May 17-19 at 8 p.m. at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for discount category members, $8 for students. For more information call the Arts at Emory box office at 404-727-5050 or visit www.arts.emory.edu.

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Catellier Dance Projects

Catellier Dance Projects is the creative effort of choreographer, lighting designer, and dancer Gregory Catellier. It is an organization that focuses on creating intimate, multifaceted dance performance for the Atlanta community.