Emory Report
November 16, 2009
Volume 62, Number 11


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November 16, 2009
‘Muscle Memory’ is choreography of reflection

Centered on the theme of memory and performed by Emory dance students, the Emory Dance Company Fall Concert showcases the collaborative efforts of dance faculty members Gregory Catellier, Anna Leo, Sally Radell, George Staib and Lori Teague. Titled “Muscle Memory,” the concert runs Nov. 19–21 at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 21 in the Schwartz Center, Dance Studio.

Catellier’s “Rapid Fire Slide” is set to a score by Steve Martland and focuses on the ideas of memory acquisition and loss, and how they are manifested both physically and spatially. Teague’s “Trigger” was inspired by personal photographs and memories, and examines how different objects can trigger memories. Radell’s “Lost & Found” is an impressionistic journey that reflects upon memories of significant things that are lost and how they are found and replaced. Staib has created a quintet that addresses the struggle to retain large events and pieces of information in our minds and the resultant feelings of nostalgia and frustration.
Leo choreographed a series of dances based on aspects of memory: the memory intact, the memory fading, the memory as a clear space and recollecting memory.

Tickets ($12; $10 Emory faculty, staff, discount category members; $5 all students) available at www.arts.emory.edu, 404-727-5050.