The UGA dance department’s CORE Concert Contemporary and Aerial Dance Company will present its annual spring performance Feb. 24-27 at 8 p.m. at the New Dance Theatre in the dance building.
The performance will include the premiere of several new contemporary and aerial arts pieces, a guest performance by members of the Compania Nacional de Danza Costa Rica and several repertory performances.
Tickets are $16, $10 for students and senior citizens. To purchase tickets, visit the Tate Student Center ticket office, go to pac.uga.edu or call 706-542-4400. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door beginning at 7 p.m. each evening of the concert.
“In this program, we will highlight the talent of UGA student artists who exemplify exceptional artistic and creative growth during their preprofessional experiences in the arts at UGA,” said Bala Sarasvati, CORE Dance Company artistic director.
The concert will open with a series of repertory pieces created by Sarasvati that demonstrate an array of technical dance abilities on bungee, single point lyra, silks and slings, along with sustained physical partnering and the incorporation of film animation.
Performance premieres will include “Everything’s in Its (Right) Place,” a piece that explores aspects of the Fibinocci sequence; and “Turn That Ship,” a men’s dance displaying high flying on duel bungee apparatus. Also premiering is “…And the Women,” choreographed by dance faculty member Tamara Thomas.
“This piece is inspired by all the seen and unseen things that women do,” Thomas said, “as they make the extraordinary seemingly ordinary.”
The evening will be highlighted by a guest performance with members of Compania Nacional de Danza Costa Rica. Choreographer Mario Vircha will perform in the duet “Symbionts,” which explores human relationships.