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UGA’s CORE Concert Dance Company ‘taking flight’ at annual performance

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Taking Flight! is an aerial and contemporary dance fusion highlighted with premier works on bungee

The dance department’s CORE Concert Dance Company Contemporary and Aerial Dance will present its annual season performance “Taking Flight!” Feb. 27 through March 2 at 8 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre in the dance building.

Tickets are $15 and $10 for students or seniors. They can be purchased at the Tate Student Center by calling 706-542-8579, online at or at the door beginning at 7 p.m.

The New Dance Theatre is located between Soule and Green streets across the street from the South Campus parking deck.

“Taking Flight!” is a 65-minute aerial and contemporary dance fusion-highlighted with premier works on bungee, triple trapeze, lyra, silks and cyr-and enhanced with digitally rendered film and lighting effects. The show explores an aeronautical journey pushing the boundaries of dance into flight.

Premier contemporary dances include “Key” by guest choreographer Charlotte Boye-Christensen, artistic director of the Ririe-Woodberry Dance Company in Salt Lake City, Utah. “Key,” an excerpt of a larger Ririe-Woodberry repertory piece, was staged during the dance company’s residency in the dance department in October and supported by a grant from the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

“Taiko at the Gate,” a triple trapeze premier, will be accompanied by an original music score by Louis Ramanos, a musician and dance department accompanist, with training assistance provided by Julie Phillips of Canopy Studio in Athens. “Para Maria” was choreographed by Shawn Evangelista, a CORE alumnus and professional dancer, teacher and company member of Full Radius Dance in Atlanta.

UGA dance students and guest artists in the performance comprise a representation from Bosnia, Guam, Japan, Romania and South Korea.