The Emory Dance Company’s annual fall concert will be presented Nov. 18 – 20 at Emory’s Schwartz Center Dance Studio (1700 North Decatur Road).  The Company has teamed up with other Atlanta colleges and choreographers to make this year’s fall concert as diverse as ever.

Emory’s Gregory Catellier will present “Chimera,” a quartet which uses lighting as a distinctive component of its composition, and Lori Teague has created an improvisational work using eight dancers, which addresses the idea of uncertainty and nature’s effect on our individuality. The Atlanta Ballet’s Tara Lee will present “After the Curtain,” a six-dancer ballet which explores the choices an individual might make if it were their last living moments. Spelman’s T. Lang will present “Off Main, Veer Left,” a dark somber work which investigates the physical and emotional trauma of victims of sexual abuse, based on the characters of Push, the novel by Sapphire.

A special highlight of the concert will be Bridget Roosa’s restaging of “Shakers,” a 1931 modern dance originally by Doris Humphrey, set to traditional Shaker hymns, and will feature dancers from Agnes-Scott and Emory. The Saturday matinee performance will include “Count to Ten,” an exploration of temper, choreographed by Emory’s George Staib and danced by Spelman performers.

The fall concert will run Thursday, Nov. 18 through Saturday, Nov. 20, with an 8 p.m. showtime each night and an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.  A reception follows the Nov. 20 concert and proceeds from that performance will benefit the Emory Friends of Dance Scholarship Fund.  Tickets are $12 for the general public, $10 for select discounted groups, and $8 for students. For more information visit www.arts.emory.edu or call the Arts at Emory box office at (404) 727-5050.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.