Life Moves: A Celebration for CORE

Looking for something to do this Friday? Then join me at CORE Contemporary Dance’s 3rd Annual Gala, taking place at Beatnik Studios. Why miss out on an evening full of music, dancing, food, libations, and a silent auction where 100 percent of the profits go to support CORE’s performances, master classes, and outreach programs?

Photo courtesy of CORE Contemporary Dance

Photo courtesy of CORE Contemporary Dance

Founded in 2007 by Kelli Leighton and a group of dancers, CORE was established with the desire to do more than just “go through the motions” of choreography. CORE stands for “Collection Of Real Experiences”, and draws from the pain or triumph of the dancers’ real life experiences.

Personally, I’m really looking forward to this event. With every year, my appreciation continues to grow for the arts, and the role the arts community plays for our region’s culture and growth.

So if you’re looking for a lively event on Friday, I hope you will join me at #COREGala2015. CORE’s tagline is “Life Moves”, so embrace the evening and even bust a move on the dance floor. For more details or to purchase your tickets, visit the Sacramento365 event page.

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This blog post was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content and Marketing Manager Karlee Cemo.

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CORE Explores Our Inner Beauty With ‘barebones’

barebones core dance collective

Photo by Chris Kisela.

“When pretenses and facades are stripped away, we are all the same – we have the same ‘bare bones’.”

As if I needed any encouragement to attend another CORE Contemporary Dance show, Director Kelli Leighton once again presents a theme that I simply cannot miss! The older I get, the more I come to realize that despite how complicated life seems, it really is pretty simple. We are trained to surround ourselves with materialistic, self-serving, unnecessary ‘things’ (objects, people, ideals) that distract us from this very simple fact: we are all made up of the same matter and are all here just trying to live the best we know how. This show explores this fundamental human connection, imploring us all to recognize that our differences lie on the outside and the freedom found in learning to accept this… and move on.

If you are one of those people that aren’t into Dance or Theatre performances, I encourage you to come to one of CORE’s shows. With simple themes that we can all identify with, along with music we all know, the dancers poetically express things through movements that tap into your emotions.

Let me put it this way: Every single show by CORE sells out. Grab a friend (or a few) and try something new.

This show can be seen this Thursday, Friday or Saturday only (March 13-15). For more details or to get your tickets, visit the Sacramento365 event page.


This blog post was written by Sacramento365.com’s Marketing & Development Manager, Rachael Lankford.