September Creativity Conversations feature dance and visual arts luminaries

August 17, 2017

ATLANTA—This fall, the Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts engages world-renowned artists in visual arts and dance with the Creativity Conversation series. The series commences in September with a discussion between members of the Tricia Brown Dance Company and a conversation with Atlanta-based portrait artist Ross Rossin. Both events are free and open to the public.

Carolyn Lucas, associate director of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, and dancer Jamie Scott join for a Creativity Conversation Thursday, September 7 at 7 p.m. in the Dance Studio of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Kicking off a year of collaboration between Emory Dance and the Trisha Brown Dance Company, the conversation will tackle the life and work of the late legend, Trisha Brown, a visionary post-modern dance artist. 

 “Trisha Brown is arguably the most influential choreographic voice to come out of the 1960s New York downtown dance scene. Her work continues to influence contemporary dancers and choreographers,” explains Gregory Catellier, senior lecturer in dance. “Emory dance students have the exciting opportunity to engage with Brown’s work when company member Jamie Scott sets Brown’s iconic ‘Solo Olos’ on the Emory Dance Company this fall.”

This spring, the company returns for “IN PLAIN SITE,” a site-specific dance concert featuring many of Brown’s most famous pieces. Times and locations TBA. 

Tuesday, September 19 in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, renowned portrait artist and 2017-2018 Donna and Marvin Schwartz Artist-in-Residence Ross Rossin will take part in a Creativity Conversation that coincides with the public unveiling of his large-scale portrait of Dr. Frankenstein’s creation described in Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, “Frankenstein.” 

Rossin comes to campus as part of FACE (Frankenstein Anniversary Celebration and Emory), a year-long university-wide celebration of the 200th anniversary of the novel. In addition to the Creativity Conversation, Rossin will engage with students in the Integrated Visual Arts Co-major (IVAC) senior seminar and take part in a public dialogue featuring luminaries in human rights.

Since 2006, the Creativity Conversation series has put distinguished visiting thinkers and creators in conversation with Emory scholars, giving the Emory community unique access into the minds and processes of experts in a wide range of creative fields. 

All Creativity Conversations are free and open to the public. For more information on these and other Arts at Emory events, visit or email