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CORE Dance Company to present aerial dance concert

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Performers include (from top) Meg Babcock-Adams

The department of dance’s CORE Concert Dance Company will present its contemporary and aerial dance concert “AWE-WAKENING!” Feb. 29 to March 3 at 8 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre in the Dance Building. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the Tate Student Center cashier’s window in advance or they can be purchased with cash at the door.

The 60-minute performance consists of a range aerial dance—including bungee-assistance, trapeze, lyra and silks—blended with digitally rendered film projection and lighting effects. The evening’s concert explores a connection to current topics about global awareness and is primarily performed by UGA students with international representation, including students originally from South Korea, Bosnia and Japan.

Guest choreographer Meaghan Muller of Atlanta will premiere Earthchanges, a lyra quartet featuring large, suspended circular steel rings. The piece requires specialized aerial training for the CORE members and reflects some of Muller’s artistic development during her seven-year affiliation with Cirque de Soliel. JoAnna Mendl Shaw created Interlude for Nine for the company  in January.