There's still time to give!
These are the faces of Cora.
It’s the season to help EVERY child SOAR!
Supporting Opportunities for Artists to Rise - means with your support,
Cora can ensure that every child - not just those of ample means - has an equal opportunity to dance. Your donation last season helped us acquire our home.
This season, your donation keeps kids SOARing inside.
Make a donation by January 1, 2019 and help us meet our $28,000 fall goal!
We have already raised $10,010. We have $17,990 to go!
Cora will offer $78,000 in scholarship support this year. Over 400 students study with us annually, nearly 90% attending for FREE or reduced tuition.
Check out the BEFORE & AFTER shots of Cora's new space and learn about our SOAR Campaign at https://vimeo.com/297158663.
coming soon: The world premiere of gifts
gifts is the latest site-based work by choreographer Shannon Hummel. In the 20th anniversary season of her company Cora Dance, Hummel pushes the limits of confinement and imagination, sequestering dancers and audience in an intensely isolated location – undisclosed until performance – to paint a harsh world where value is defined by circumstance. gifts calls into question whether persistent belief in future rewards is worth pushing through and dismissing the accessible pleasures of the present moment. A journey of textures, tastes, sounds, smells, and images – real and imagined – gifts is a frank look at a world absent of sensuality whose possibilities for rejuvenation are available only in the imagination.
choreography and direction by Cora Dance Artistic Director Shannon Hummel in collaboration with Cora Dance company members Katie Dean and Kelsey Kramer
original score by composer Hans Bilger
scenic consultation by Andromache Chalfant
scenic design and construction by Scott Pfaffman
lighting design by Severn Clay-Youman
costume design and construction by Maria Kofman
project manager and company assistant: Nicole Assanti
Tuesday – Friday, January 22-26 @ 8pm
Cora Dance is supported in part by funds from New York Urban League, the City of New York, and the Department of Youth and Community Development; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council; and additional funds provided by ALLINBKLYN, the Office of Councilman Carlos Menchaca, The O'Connell Organization Family Foundation, Inc., the Michael Tuch Foundation, Tiger Baron Foundation, the Earlynn J. Miller Donor-Advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Omaha Community Foundation, The White Cedar Fund, Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation and the Meringoff Family Foundation and Cora's generous individual donors. Printed materials were made possible, in part, with funds from the Destination>Brooklyn Program, funded by the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams and NYC & Company Foundation, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council; and with additional from SaveMor Digital Printing. Capital funds made possible by an anonymous donor, the Earlynn J. Miller Donor-Advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, generous support of the Red Hook community and Cora's individual donors.