Emory Dance Program's 2014-15 Season Offers Intriguing Intersections

Elizabeth Dishman, "Mother."

September 11, 2014

Emory University's Dance Program explores intersections of mind and body reflected in history and in the poetic sensibilities of the body in their 2014-2015 season: "Intersections." Highlights include faculty works from Gregory Catellier and Anna Leo, concerts by Emory alumni, and a special presentation from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

Catellier Dance Projects: Corpus Mysteriis ¿ September 18-20

Catellier Dance Projects presents "Corpus Mysteriis," a meditation on the human body in the fourth of a series of evening-length performances inspired by the elements of dance: time, space, energy, and the body. Tickets: $15; $12 discount; $8 students

Friends of Dance Lecture: Dr. Victoria Phillips ¿ October 6

Dr. Victoria Phillips discusses Jane Dudley's "Time is Money" (1934) as both concert dance and a work of protest in her lecture "Dance is a Weapon: Choreographing Protest during the Great Depression." The presentation features a live performance by former members of the Martha Graham Dance Company. This event is free and open to the public.

Twilight Salon: Three versions of "Warrior Woman Pantoum" ¿ October 24

Faculty member Anna Leo invites the audience to discuss three distinct versions of her seven-minutes solo work "Warrior Woman Pantoum" in a relaxed and social atmosphere. This event is free and open to the public.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company ¿ February 5 ¿ 7

Emory Dance welcomes the world-renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company as part of the Candler Concert Series. The company will revisit classic selections form their repertoire, including portions of "Between Us" and "Body Against Body." Tickets: $30; $25 discount; $15 students

Alumni Concert ¿ February 26 ¿ 28

Emory Dance alumnae Elizabeth Dishman and Christine Suarez present two evening-length concerts in rotation. Dishman and her collaborators perform "Portmanteau" in which clothing is skin and the body-spirit a double suitcase carrying life's contents through its varying journeys, February 26 and 28. Suarez brings "Mother." to the Schwartz Center; an absurdly poetic dance theater work that speaks with a joyfully impolite voice about contemporary motherhood. Performances on February 27 and 28. Tickets: $15; $12 discount; $8 students

Emory Dance Company

The Emory Dance Company performs two concerts this season. The fall concert (Nov. 20 ¿ 22) features works from Emory faculty Gregory Catellier and Tara Shepard Meyers, as well as Sarah Berry (University of Alabama), Tara Lee (Atlanta Ballet), and ¿Prey,¿ choreographed by Bebe Miller and restaged from Labanotation. Bebe Miller will also participate in a Creativity Conversation on Friday, September 26 with Anna Leo and Bridget Roosa (Agnes Scott.)

 The spring concert (Apr. 23 ¿ 25) features original creative work from student choreographers emerging in the field of contemporary dance.

All performances and lectures take place in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Dance Studio. Tickets are available from the Arts at Emory Box Office (1700 North Decatur Road, 30322) at 404.727.5050 or online at tickets.arts.emory.edu. More information about these and other Emory Dance Program events can be found online at arts.emory.edu.

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Emory Dance Program
Emory Dance and Movement Studies explore the intersections of mind and body that are reflected in history and in the poetic sensibilities of the body.