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REEL Art Gesture 5 Opening Reception: March 31st at 7 PM EST logo
Core Dance welcomes Georgians to enjoy a free artist's reception and artist talk for REEL Art Gesture 5, which features the work of Loren McFalls, on March 31st at 7pm. A pre-screening experience to welcome the film in will begin at 6:15 PM.

Her film will continue to stream nightly on our studio windows at 133 Sycamore Street, 30030, on the Decatur Square through May 25, 2023.

Loren McFalls is a choreographer as well as a teaching & performing artist for both stage and film. She grew up training at the Rock School in Philadelphia, Lawrenceville School of Ballet, and Buford School of Ballet. Loren was a company member of both Southern Ballet Theater & Georgia Christian Dance Theater. She attended Drexel University on a dance performance scholarship where she became a member of the Drexel Dance Ensemble and was fully immersed in the Philadelphia artists’ scene. After graduating she founded an artists’ collective while teaching and performing in the community. She produced and performed in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, self-produced collective performances as well as coordinated monthly music showcases and a recurring outdoor summer festival. In 2018, Loren moved to Los Angeles for an agency in event production and continued to teach and take classes in Southern California. In 2020 she returned to the city she grew up in and now Loren is both a teaching artist for Atlanta Ballet & Buford School of Ballet. She has volunteered with DanceATL since 2020 and is currently a member and on the Board of Directors after participating in the 2020 A.M. Collaborative program. She is a recurring curator on the 2021 & 2022 A.M. Collaborative programs. Loren has had work featured in the A.M. Collaborative’s showing, Through Deep Waters Festival, Spring for Spring Dance Festival, Zoetic Dance’s MIXTAPE, Full Radius Dance’s MAD Festival, Peace One Day, and Fall for Fall Dance Festival.


REEL Art is a platform for original film installations - a contemporary art form that combines video technology with installation art - making use of the storefront windows of Core Dance’s studio building. Coupled with all aspects of the surrounding environment of the Decatur Square, passersby/the audience are affected by this ingenious visual experience. As an installation, this work is unique in its use and design for the Core Dance Studio windows.

For the 2022-23 REEL Art Series, Valerie Massadian (France), Michael Eckblad (USA), Lori Teague (USA), Amador Artiga (Czech Republic/Spain) and Loren McFalls (USA) will premiere video installation works commissioned by Core Dance and inspired by the theme, Gestures.


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For four decades, Core Dance has supported innovation, collaboration, artistic risk-taking and sustainable art-making in dance. An award-winning contemporary dance organization with global reach, Core Dance creates, performs, and produces compelling original dance that ignites the creative spirit and actively encourages participation and conversation with the community. In 1980, Core Dance was co-founded in Houston, Texas by dancer and choreographer Sue Schroeder and her sister, Kathy Russell.  Five years later, the organization added Atlanta, Georgia as a second home base, creating a platform for dance that is relevant in both cities and around the globe. Core Dance uses dance to educate, question and illuminate, and is internationally recognized for its artistically driven research practices, cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary collaborations, the humanity of the individual Dance Artists, and its rigorous physicality. (coredance.org)