Core Dance Presents Fieldwork Showcase on May 20

Susan Schmaeling

Photo by Tati Vice.

May 1, 2018 (Houston, Texas) – Core Dance, the award-winning contemporary dance organization based in Houston and Atlanta, in partnership with Dance Source Houston and The Field, NYC presents Field Day including the Spring Fieldwork Showcase on Sunday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in MatchBox 2 at the Midtown Arts and Theater Complex Houston (MATCH), located at 3400 Main Street, Houston, 77002. Tickets $7.00 are available on-line or in-person from the MATCH Box Office.

Works in development will be presented by Dance Source Houston artists-in-residence including performances by Lindsay Gary, Kate Rash, Lisa Harris, Shannon Adame, Ashely Horn Nott, Abijan Johnson, Karen Eisele, Jhon Stronks, and Ayan Felix at the 5:00 p.m. Field Day. These performances will be followed by the Spring Fieldwork Showcase and will include presentations and performances by Margo Toombs, Maggie Lasher, Cynthia Garcia, Sarah Lyman, Thomas Yeager, and Kay Adshead starting at 7:00 p.m.

Core Dance, in partnership with The Field NYC and Dance Source Houston, will continue to offer Fieldwork this fall. Fieldwork is a unique forum for artists of all disciplines to share developing works and exchange feedback, peer to peer. Two options will again be available for creators on Saturdays – a monthly drop-in workshop beginning on September 8 or bi-weekly workshops that begin in February 2019. Each session is guided by Jhon Stronks and Lori Yuill.

The sessions will culminate in a Fieldwork Showcase in April 2019. To participate in the program, visit

Core Dance’s 37th season in Houston is funded in part by the O Fund for New Work, Gwinnett Industries, Inc., Pattillo Construction Corporation, Houston Endowment Inc., the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, Cameron and Roberts Insurance Agency, and many generous individuals from the community.

Core Dance, an award-winning contemporary dance organization, creates, performs, and presents compelling and distinctive original dance works that ignite the creative spirit and foster cultural conversations. For nearly four decades, Core Dance 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 dancer and choreographer Sue Schroeder and her sister, Kathy Russell. Five years later, the organization added Atlanta, Georgia, as a second home base, creating a context for dance that is relevant in both cities and around the globe. Core Dance uses dance to educate, question and illuminate. Core Performance Company, the professional contemporary dance company of Core Dance, is internationally recognized for its artistically driven research practices, and the underlying humanity of the individual Dance Artists, as well as its rigorous physicality.

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