November 9, 2011

Advance Notice

Emory Dance Company presents fall concert

Abraham's choreography has been seen throughout the Unites States and abroad.

Five choreographers will showcase work in the Emory Dance Company Concert, Nov. 17-19 in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Student dancers perform the works of faculty members, alumni and guest artists.  

As part of the Coca-Cola Artist in Residency Program, dancer and choreographer Kyle Abraham worked with Emory students this fall to create “Date Night,” a new piece that explores the tension, awkwardness and momentum of dating. 

“Kyle’s movement style is fast, in and out of the floor, pushing through space, and full of classical lines and hip-hop gestures,” says faculty member Lori Teague. Performed by Emory students, Abraham’s unique movement is set to music by Pan Sonic and James Blake.  

Alumna Blake Beckham will reshape excerpts from her 2010 evening-length dance, “American Muscle.” Beckham examines America’s sinew through a blend of subversion and celebration.  “This piece aims to reveal our nation’s cultural ligature,” says Beckham. “Our dogged fight amidst tensions that tug and unite.”  

Faculty members Gregory Catellier and George Staib, along with alumna Kathleen Wessel, will also premiere new works for the concert.  

Tickets are $10; Discount Category Members $8; students $5. For details and tickets, call the Arts at Emory box office at 404.727.5050, or visit

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