The Emory Dance Company Fall Concert, "Six Senses," to be held
Nov. 20-22 in the Schwartz Center, features choreography by three
guest artists and Emory dance faculty George Staib, Gregory Catellier
and Sheri Latham.
Travers, a member of the dance faculty at the University of South
Florida, spent an intensive week of rehearsals staging her piece, "Rencontres," for
six members of the Emory Dance Company. Set to an original score
by composer Sebastian Birch, this work suggests brief encounters
between individuals, a theme supported by the focus on partnering
work, subtle gestures, fast movement phrases and entrances and
was presented in La Paz, Bolivia, during the 2000 Forum International
Dance Festival and also was selected for the 2001 Gala Concert
of the American College Dance Festival in Gainesville, Fla. Travers'
interests lie in interdisciplinary collaborations, including work
with weavers, sculptors, videographers, musicians and opera singers.
artists Elizabeth McCune Dishman and Amanda Exley Lower both are
Atlantans and artistic directors of local dance companies. Dishman,
a 1995 graduate of the Emory dance program and founding
director of Coriolos Dance Project, will present "I Spy," a humorous
section of her larger work, "Reflex Meditations." "I Spy" offers
a parody of audiences through depiction of crowd dynamics.
director of Duende Dance, presents "Tango," which she premiered
in Atlanta as a duet in January. Lower has expanded the piece to
a quartet, with new choreography created with and for the Emory
cast. The piece explores characters who, she said, are "inextricably
linked, circling one another in an ambivalent and yet desperate
lecturer in dance, will present a piece for 16 dancers set to "The
Upside Down Violin" by Michael Nyman. Latham, a teaching specialist
in ballet, continues to investigate the genre with a contemporary
spin. In her new work for 16 dancers she strives for an urban feel
as she works solos, duets and group sections to a mix of music
by Triptease and Ten Piece.
dance lecturer Catellier's work is obliquely narrative and explores
the intersection of gesture and dance. In "Catch Me," he focuses
on several ideas. The piece is set to selections by Mark
Mothers-baugh, a former member of the group Devo.
will be in the Dance Studio of the Schwartz Center, Nov. 20-22 at
8 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on Nov. 22. The Nov. 21 performance
will benefit the Emory Friends of Dance Summer Scholarship Fund.
Tickets are $8 for the public and $6 for students, faculty, artists
and other discount groups. For more information or to order, call
the Arts at Emory box office at 404-727-5050.