Open this door

The Core Dance Collective, where dance and experience combine, is offering up another original piece with The Doorway, a 90-minute work by the company’s artistic director, Kelli Leighton. Inspired by a Victorian mansion, the piece seeks to capture the experience of each room in one of the “faded ladies.” The Doorway premiered in 2010, and an excerpt was recently performed at the 11th annual International DUMBO Dance Festival in New York. This production includes a new “room,” The Garden, which features some hip-hop musical and dance elements. The Doorway will be performed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 27-29, at 8 p.m. at the Benvenuti Performing Arts Center, 4600 Blackrock Drive. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and may be purchased from the company’s website at