The Labyrinth Society Annual Gathering Presents CORE Performance Company in “walk” at Two Houston Labyrinths

Susan Schmaeling
Nneka Kelly


Photo by Lynn Lane

October 13, 2016 (Houston, Texas) – CORE Performance Company will perform “walk,” a dance work that celebrates the sacred space of a labyrinth, at two such spaces in inner loop Houston on November 10 at 5:00 p.m. and November 12 at 4:30 p.m. The first performance officially opens the 18th Labyrinth Society Annual Gathering in Houston at the labyrinth located at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at 5001 Main St, 77004. The second performance on November 12 will be set in the Historic Freedman’s Town labyrinth located at 1407 Valentine St, 77019. Both performances are free and one hour in length. The public is invited to join the company at each labyrinth performance.

“The dance artists of CORE Performance Company and I were inspired to create a meditative dance work for the Freedman’s Town Labyrinth in 2015 at the invitation of labyrinth facilitators Reginald Adams and Jay Stailey,” said Sue Schroeder, CORE Performance Company Artistic Director. “With the arrival of hundreds of labyrinth enthusiasts in Houston for the conference we are delighted to revisit our work as a celebration of welcome and community.”

CORE’s 36th season in Houston is funded by the O Fund for New Work, Gwinnett Industries, Inc., Pattillo Construction Corporation, Houston Endowment, the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, Cameron and Roberts Insurance Agency and many generous individuals from our community.

Celebrating its 36th Season, CORE, an award-winning contemporary dance organization, creates, performs, and presents compelling and distinctive original dance that ignite the creative spirit and foster cultural conversations. For over three decades, CORE has initiated and supported innovation, collaboration, artistic risk-taking and sustainable art making in dance.

CORE was co-founded in 1980 in Houston, Texas by Sue Schroeder and Kathy Russell. Five years later, the organization added Atlanta, Georgia as a second home base, and now cultivates dance awareness and education in both cities, as well as throughout the country and around the world. CORE is organized around three initiatives: CORE Performs, CORE Presents and CORE Connects. CORE Performance Company, the professional contemporary dance company of CORE, is internationally recognized for the physical and emotional range of its Dance Artists, as well as its innovative and compelling work.

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