CORE Dance Presents CORE Performance Company In Two Free Performances Next Month


Susan Schmaeling
Nneka Kelly


Photo by Lynn Lane

April 10, 2017 (Houston, Texas) – Core Performance Company (CPC) will perform “walk,” a dance work that celebrates the sacred space of a labyrinth at two distinct Houston area spaces next month. On Saturday, May 6, at 5:00 p.m. CPC performs a site-specific “walk” in a temporary labyrinth which will be set outside on Rothko Chapel’s plaza in front of Barnett Newman’s sculpture “Broken Obelisk dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr.”  The 30-minute performance is part of the closing neighborhood activities that are part of MenilFest. Rothko Chapel is located at 3900 Yupon St, Houston, 77006.

The following day the company brings “walk” to the dedication ceremony of a new labyrinth at Unity Bay Area Houston Church, 1911 Highway 3 South, League City, 77573 on Sunday, May 7, at 2:00 p.m. “Walk” contemplates the changing nature of the individual within our briskly changing world while each distinct labyrinth offers the sacred space for this community experience. Each performance is free and open to the public. Visit for performance logistic details. For media images visit: Please credit photographer Paige McCall.

“We close our season in Houston with two distinct community celebrations. We are honored to “walk” and share with our neighbors and friends,” said Sue Schroeder, Core Dance Artistic Director. Originally created for the Freedmen’s Town Labyrinth in 2015, “walk” has been adapted and performed in numerous labyrinths, including one that was designed and made specifically for Core Performance Company’s residency in St. Antonin Noble Val, France in March 2017.


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.

About Core Dance

Celebrating its 36th Season, Core Dance, 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 Dance 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 Dance, 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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