WHAT’S NEW AT CORA?

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Tickets are $25 suggested or pay-what-you-can. Click here to purchase.

Friday-Sunday, October 18-20, Cora Dance presents Elsewhere (reimagined). This acclaimed 2005 work for the professional company has been restaged on four young apprentices ages 12-17 and one professional dancer, examining in this time how we cope in the face of abrupt separation from all we know. Post-Performance Beneft Bash in support of these and all professional programs of Cora follows the October 18 opening night performance.

October 19-20 will feature post-performance discussion with the artists and Whitney Hu from Sunset Park ICE Watch. Click here to purchase tickets to Elsewhere (reimagined.) Click here for tickets and details on all UpRISE Festival events.


Friday, October 18, 2019 (immediately following the performance of Elsewhere .)

@ The Copper Pot, 347 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Click here for an UpRise Festival Benefit Bash Tickets and, for those who want to make sure they get a seat at every UpRISE event, Season Ticket Passes!

Kick-off Cora’s Fall Fundraising Season and the Opening of Cora Dance’s inaugural UpRISE Performance Festival at the UpRISE Benefit Bash!! Immediately following the Friday, October 18 performance of Elsewhere, Pass Holders join Cora Dance’s artists for at The Copper Pot at 347 Van Brunt Street (diagonally across the street from Cora Dance!) where they will enjoy upscale casual cuisine with Central and South American flavors from Chef James Novoa while dancing, dancing, dancing! to live music by Rock & Roll Neoyorquino music group, The Rubi Band featuring Cora Dance collaborator, Jose Joaquin Garcia.


The 2020 UpRise Performance Festival

Check out our UpRISE posters all over Red Hook, Brooklyn! Poster design by  Katie Dean.

Check out our UpRISE posters all over Red Hook, Brooklyn! Poster design by Katie Dean.

In its 2019-2020 Season, Cora Dance launches The UpRISE Performance Festival, presenting distinctive voices in dance and performance that celebrate conversation, communion and connection. UpRISE pairs live performance with post-show discussions that use current events important to our communities as entry points into artistic work. This season, the UpRISE festival is anchored by the presentation of three works from Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance -

Elsewhere (October 18-20);

gifts (November 19-23);

Stone Soup Showcase (December 15);

Grove (select dates February 15-23).

Select evenings throughout the festival will feature post-show discussions focusing on the artwork, process of creation and important social issues of our time.

Artists presenting, collaborating and/or creating work in residence at Cora Dance this season include Falconworks Theater Company, Maxine Lyle/SoulSteps, Jose Joaquin Garcia/The Rubi Band, Cameron McKinney/Kizuna Dance alongside Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance and others. In times where we are pressed to bend toward division, UpRISE uses art as a means to stand up for a future of communion, unity and hope. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


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Adult Classes at Cora Dance!

At the community’s request, Cora Dance now offers a wide range of ADULT CLASSES! Adult programs include Ballet, Hip Hop, Step, Tap, West African and Yoga. Registration for adult classes is open NOW. All adult classes begin the week of October 21st!

For more information or to register, contact Programs Administrator, Katherine Sing at ksing@coradance.org, call the office at 718-858-2520, or stop by Cora Dance at 358 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. Like our youth programs, all Adult Classes are pay-what-you-can!

Adult Programs Schedule:

Mondays, 7-8:15pm: Intermediate Ballet w/Julianna Marsh
Tuesdays, 8:15-9:15pm: West African Dance w/ Enya-Kalia Jordan
Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30am: Vinyasa Yoga w/ Carlos Menchaca
Wednesdays, 7-8pm: Intermediate/Open Level Adult Hip Hop w/ Kate Ageenko
Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm: Beginning Tap w/ Rebekah Bono
Saturday, 10:30am-12pm: Advanced Beginner Ballet w/ Elyssa Dole (some ballet experience required)
Saturday, 1:15-2:15pm: Hip Hop/Urban Groove w/ Adam Tan
Sunday, 9:30-10:45am: Vinyasa Yoga w/ Carlos Menchaca (optional Open Meditation 9-9:30am)
Sunday, 3-4pm: Step w/ Maxine Lyle


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CORA DANCE is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Cora provides all services, performances and programs on a PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN basis and turns no one away based on ability to pay. Your donations make our work possible. Please give generously at www.coradance.org. Thank you!

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In 2019-2020, Cora Dance receives public funds from the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development; the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts; and additional funds provided by the Office of Councilmember Carlos Menchaca. Cora Dance receives major support from The Earlynn J. Miller Donor-Advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, The Meringoff Family Foundation, The O'Connell Organization Family Foundation, Tiger Baron Foundation, Michael Tuch Foundation, White Cedar Fund and Cora Dance's generous individual contributors. A complete list of Cora Dance's individual donors can be found by clicking HERE. 

Funds for printed materials were provided, in part, by the Destination>Brooklyn Program, funded by the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams, and NYC & Company Foundation, administered by BAC/Brooklyn Arts Council; with additional in-kind support from SaveMor Digital Printing.