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Core Dance's Ben Stevenson performs "if . . . a memoir" in France.
Core's Ben Stevenson performs "if . . . a memoir" outdoors in France, where it debuted last year. (Photo by Christian Meyer)

Core Dance will stream online its latest work, “if . . . a memoir,” this weekend 

With live performances shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, Core Dance will stream online a video of a performance it staged last fall.

if . . . a memoir (A love song for humanity), an original full-length piece choreographed by Core cofounder and artistic director Sue Schroeder, will be streamed for free online from noon Friday through noon Sunday. 

Performances from the show, performed in November at the B Complex, were filmed by Felipe Barral [who is an ArtsATL contributor]. 

“Art keeps us going in moments where we can’t do anything about what’s happening,” Schroeder said. “Artists try to shift the needle and shift the conversation to connect in a positive and meaningful way. We’re in dire need of that right now.”

Schroeder said if . . . a memoir was selected because it’s Core’s latest wor and apropriate for the shifting landscape of the coronavirus threat. “It’s a call to humanity to come together,” she said.

The piece features Core’s dance artists along with cinematography by Simon Gentry, video installations by Adam Larsen, music and sound by Christian Meyer, and the poetry of Sarah Turquety.


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