current

Photos from rehearsals in Winter 2016

 

Gifts - work in progress

“Gifts” is Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance's latest work-in-progress. Exploring the powerful experience of satisfaction and joy created when people simply trust in and give to one another, “Gifts” is being developed with an intergenerational cast that includes members of Cora's professional company alongside six members of CYC/Cora Youth Company. The work explores discovering and sharing deep states of sensory satisfaction - tastes, sounds, smells, images, and experiences - resourcing one another’s joy through a willingness to engage rather than resist one another. The work is being developed in collaboration with Composer Hans Bilger and Chef, Monica Byrne among other collaborators. 

A preview showing of this project-in-progress will take place Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Atelier Roquette, 63 Commerce Street in Red Hook Brooklyn and have its full premier in the Fall of 2018. 

 

 

Photos by Steve Pisano

common dances

Premiered in its entirety September 2015 in over 30 locations throughout Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Choreography: Shannon Hummel in collaboration with the performers 

Performers: Sarah Burke, Katie Dean, Solomon Goodwin, Nadia Tykulsker, Megan Harrold, Angelic Ortiz, Karen Ross, AJ Sharp, Isabel Umali, Mykie Laidlow, Phoebe Pfaffman, Claire Sifton, Mateo Vidals, Dontae McCoy, Kelly Bartnik, Stephanie Batchelder, Dale Freeman, Cynthia Thompson

Production Manager: Katie Houff

Music: Freakwater, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Wood Brothers, Matt the Electrician, Gillian Welch, Rising Appalachia, MaMuse, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ben Harper & The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Carolina Chocolate Drops

Made possible through the generous support of The Puffin Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts Re-grant Program (administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council); the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; the office of Councilman Carlos Menchaca; and by the significant support of Cora’s individual contributors.

 

Photos by Steve Pisano

Photos by Steve Pisano

enough

Premiered in 2015 at BAM Fisher

Choreography: Shannon Hummel in collaboration with the performer

Performance: Katie Dean

Music: Molly Drake

 

 

 

 

cluck

Premiered in 2015 at BAM Fisher

Choreography: Shannon Hummel in collaboration with the performer

Performance: Nadia Tykulsker

Music: Darius Milhaud, performed by Lambert Bumiller & Gyorgyi Dombradi; Goethe Lieder, performed by Dawn Upshaw & Richard Goode


past

down here

Premiered in 2013 at the Cora Studio Theatre

Choreography: Shannon Hummel in collaboration with the performers

Performance: Katie Dean and Calia Marshall

Music: Bruce Kaphan and Fernando Maneca

Costume Design and Construction: Malca BK

 

prey

Premiered in 2008 at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange

Choreography: Shannon Hummel in collaboration with the performers

Performance: Donna Costello, Kelly Bartnik, Xan Burley, Nicki Marshall, Cynthia Thompson

Music: Richard Einhorn "Voices of Light"