Elsewhere - reimagined
Oct
18
to Oct 20

Elsewhere - reimagined

Elsewhere - reimagined

Friday* & Saturday, October 18-19 @ 7:30pm, Sunday, October 20 @ 2:30pm

@ Cora Dance, 358 Van Brunt St.

Suggested Donation: $25 or pay-what-you-can

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Cora Dance kicks off the UpRISE Festival and its 2019-2020 Performance Season with the re-imagined premiere of Shannon Hummel’s 2005 critically-acclaimed work, Elsewhere. Elsewhere probes how we re-create community when abruptly pulled from all we know and asks if it is best to remember or forget in order to survive such loss. The 2019 reimagined version is performed by Cora Dance's Young Apprentices, ages 12-17: Anais Dallett, Z’Yanah Gonzalez, Evangelina Vargas and Mateo Vidals with professional company member Rebekah Bono. Re-imagined score by Hans Bilger. Costumes by Juliana Marsh. 

Elsewhere - originally performed by the professional company Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance in 2005 at Joyce SoHo - garnered high critical praise:

“Hummel’s Elsewhere is enormously sophisticated, from the nuanced gradations of feeling expressed - the choreography quivers with subtle emotions, like the writing of Virginia Woolf - to stage pictures that remain beautifully calibrated whether the figures are still or running amok. Do I hear anyone suggesting a Bessie nomination? (This) eloquent choreographer gives tough love new meaning.” --Tobi Tobias, The Village Voice

While staying true to its original dive into how we cope in a world of abrupt change, in the 2019 version, performed by youth ages 12-17, Elsewhere looks to the current crisis of family separations in our country as source material, drawing on images and stories of children separated from their families and exploring, how these children cope, connect and disappear into themselves to survive their current circumstances.

Saturday and Sunday’s performances will be followed by post-performance talk-backs that include the artists from Elsewhere as well as Whitney Hu from Sunset Park ICE Watch. Sunset Park ICE Watch is a community-led team of volunteers working to empower Sunset Park and surrounding areas to combat ICE raids. They will be on-hand to help guide conversations through the lens of current events and provide information to the community on knowing your rights to help us build stronger, more united communities. 

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*The Friday, October 18 performance of Elsewhere will be followed by THE UpRISE BENEFIT BASH at The Copper Pot, an opening night post-performance party benefiting the apprentice, professional and resident companies of Cora Dance! Come dance, eat and celebrate with us! Click here for tickets and info including how to get your SEASON TICKETS to all UpRISE Festival Events!

(Photo of Rebekah Bono and Mateo Vidals in ‘Elsewhere’ by Shannon Hummel)

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UpRISE Opening Night Benefit Bash!!
Oct
18
8:30 PM20:30

UpRISE Opening Night Benefit Bash!!

UpRISE BENEFIT BASH - an opening night post-performance party benefiting the apprentice, professional and resident companies of Cora Dance

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 annual 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.

There’s TWO ways to get into this party:

#1: BUY YOUR UpRISE BENEFIT BASH PASS! $150 includes 7 pm champagne pre-show,* admission to the October 18 premiere of Elsewhere at Cora Dance and Post-Show Benefit Bash at The Copper Pot)

#2: BUY YOUR UpRISE SEASON TICKET PASS AND SEE EVERY EVENT IN THE UPRISE PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL SEASON!!: $250 includes 7 pm champagne pre-show*, admission to the October 18 premiere of Elsewhere at Cora Dance, Post-Show Benefit Bash at The Copper Pot, and Season Tickets to ALL OTHER UPRISE EVENTS!

*ADDED BONUS!!: ALL UpRISE Season Pass and Benefit Bash Pass Ticket Holders are invited to arrive early for the performance of Elsewhere on October 18 at Cora Dance for a 7 pm champagne pre-party toast and preview of excerpts from other works in the UpRISE Festival. Get your tickets now and help us toast a year of exceptional dance in our new space!

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Stone Soup Showcase
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Stone Soup Showcase

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 6pm 

@ Cora Dance, 358 Van Brunt St.

Admission: FREE (donations accepted at the door)

“Stone Soup”, a metaphor for the power and positivity created by engaging and organizing community resources, is a new community potluck food, fun art, and sharing series. Featuring works-in-progress by Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance, 3C Artists-in-Residence, Cora Youth Company programs - including the premier of a new work by guest artist Nicole Assanti - and other guests and community artists, this open share night is an informal chance to share food, art and good company with your neighbors.

(Photo of Evangelina Vargas taken by Chastity Cortijo)

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Winter Cultivation Brunch
Feb
2
11:00 AM11:00

Winter Cultivation Brunch

Sunday, February 2, 2020

11am-1pm  at Cora Dance 358 Van Brunt Street Red Hook, Brooklyn 

Admission: FREE (donations accepted at the door)

RSVP to our Events Consultant at mwein@coradance.org

Cora’s annual Winter Brunch provides those new to Cora - interested students, audience members, artists, and potential supporters - an opportunity to meet the artists, staff and faculty, hear about Cora’s work, and learn how to get involved. Enjoy live performances by professional and CYC/Cora Youth Company Program performers while hearing what’s in store for Cora’s future! Courtesy RSVP to General Manager Bora Yoon at byoon@coradance.org.

(Photo of Katie Dean and Kelsey Kramer taken by Bora Yoon)

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Halfsies
Feb
15
to Feb 23

Halfsies

Select dates between Saturday, February 15 - Sunday, February 23. Detailed schedule, artist line-up and ticket link posted by January 1, 2020.

Cora Dance 358 Van Brunt Street Red Hook, Brooklyn

Suggested Admission: $25 or pay-what-you-can ($5 minimum) 

HALFSIES is a series of performances, each split between two artists, giving both an opportunity to cross-pollinate audiences, share works in development and engage in post-performance conversation. As part of this series, Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance previews material from two works-in-progress: Grove, a collage of bones, muscles, heart, and skin, plumbing how longevity is brought on by adaptability; and Plus 1: A Single Mother's Project, a solo for Artistic Director Shannon Hummel. SH/CD’s works appear alongside 3C Resident Artists and guests.

(Photo by Shannon Hummel)

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2020 - 2021 3C Cora Community Connections Artist-in-Residence Request for Proposals:  Application Period Opens
Feb
17
to Mar 23

2020 - 2021 3C Cora Community Connections Artist-in-Residence Request for Proposals: Application Period Opens

Applications accepted Monday, February 17- Friday, March 13 @ 4pm.

Cora Dance announces its 2nd Annual 3C/Cora Community Connections Residency to provide up to 3 dance and performance-based artists and organizations with engagement opportunities and 150 hours of free space over a year to evolve a process, develop a project and/or cultivate an artistic practice that directly connects with the youth, fellow Cora artists and/or community members living in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Selected 3C Artists-in-Residence take part engagement opportunities including offering episodic workshops, lectures or master classes; engaging as a Youth Company guest artist; presenting informal performances or open rehearsals; and/or participating in forums, conversations and platforms that inform the larger cultural and curricular focus of the organization. Cora seeks to engage artists with new approaches, training and experiences outside those practiced within Cora’s current community, thereby broadening access to a wider range of practices and platforms. Residencies take place from August 1, 2020 through July 15, 2021.

(Left photo of Falconworks, taken by Leigh Loranger. Middle photo of Maxine Lyle. Right photo of Cameron McKinney taken by Rachel Neville.)

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Cora Youth Company Programs Spring Tour
Mar
1
to May 1

Cora Youth Company Programs Spring Tour

March 1 - May 1, 2020

Chosen by audition, CYC/Cora Youth Company Programs include three performing ensembles - CYC Tier 1 (grades 4-8), CYC Tier 2 (grades 6-10); and CYC 3 (grades 8-12) - both locally and on tour. Additionally, Apprentice members of the professional company Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance, often accompany this ensemble of professional artists for performances and events across the city. CYC Programs provide intensive company experience to serious young dancers who bring works by faculty and guest artists to local festivals, community events, and formal concerts every spring. Check back soon for detailed event listings.

(Photo by Bora Yoon)

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The 8th Annual Red Hook Community Prom
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

The 8th Annual Red Hook Community Prom

Saturday, May 9 or 16, 2020 (exact date TBA), 7pm-MIDNIGHT 

Location TBA

Admission: PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN online at coradance.org or at the door. 

($125 suggested, $10 minimum). Advance purchase strongly encouraged.

All ages welcome. (Those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.) 

Cora presents its beloved, RETRO high-school-prom-themed, kick-ass dance party: THE RED HOOK COMMUNITY PROM. Whether you want to relive it all or need a total re-do, PROM is the place to make it happen! With photo booth by MVS Studios; an incredible silent auction; live performances by Cora’s professional and youth companies; and throwback 70s, 80s, and 90s hits spun by DJ Robert Lux. Proceeds support the scholarship fund of Cora Dance.

For all the highlights from last year’s RHCP, click here!

(Photo of Carlos Menchaca and Shannon Hummel performing at The 7th Annual Red Hook Community Prom by Gaia Squarci)

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Cora Dance Student Recital
May
22
to May 23

Cora Dance Student Recital

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 6 pm

Location TBA

Suggested Admission: $10 or pay-what-you-can

Cora’s Student Recital is a celebration of the progress of Cora Dance’s Studio Training Program students! Showcasing all they have learned in their classes during the year, the recital features nearly 200 young dancers presenting works by faculty in Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, Step, Tap, and West African dance! (Photo by Bora Yoon)

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Cora Youth Companies in Concert
Jun
5
to Jun 6

Cora Youth Companies in Concert

Friday, June 5, 2020 at 7pm

Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 2pm and 6pm

Cora Dance, 358 Van Brunt Street Red Hook, Brooklyn 

Admission: PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN ($5 suggested)

Cora Dance’s CYC/Cora Youth Company Concert features students from Cora’s 3 tiers of repertory ensembles sharing works by professional guest and faculty choreographers. This season includes works by Nicole Assanti, Rebekah Bono, Shannon Hummel, Enya-Kalia Jordan, Bailie Vaughn, and Keon Washington among others.

(Photo of Evangelina Vargas and Anais Dallett in rehearsal with Artistic Director Shannon Hummel taken by Bora Yoon)

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VOLUNTEER DAY! END OF SEASON CLEAN OUT AND GIVE AWAY!
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

VOLUNTEER DAY! END OF SEASON CLEAN OUT AND GIVE AWAY!

Saturday, June 20, 2020 (Times TBD)

Cora Dance 358 Van Brunt Street Red Hook, Brooklyn

The end of the year always means a lot of unwanted goodies at Cora Dance: clothes, shoes, water bottles and other useful but unwanted items. Stop by Cora, help us clean up (and clear out!) before summer hits and take home some great free stuff!

(Photo by Bora Yoon)

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