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gifts: SHANNON HUMMEL/CORA DANCE'S 2019 NYC SEASON PREMIER


gifts: the latest work by Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance
Tuesday – Friday, January 22-26 @ 8pm

@ Treasure Island Storage, 183 Lorraine Street, Brooklyn NY

Tickets: $30*. Tickets and detailed event info can be found at www.giftsbk.com

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 – which was undisclosed until performance – to paint a harsh world where value is defined by circumstance. gifts calls into question whether persistent belief in safety is worth dismissing the possibility of deep pleasure and challenges performers and audience to find deep beauty in 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.


gifts

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 design and prop construction by Shannon Hummel
Scenic consultation by Scott Pfaffman

Lighting design by Severn Clay-Youman

Costume design and construction by Maria Kofman

Project Manager and Company Assistant: Nicole Assanti

Backstage Crew: Nicole Assanti, Nahisha McCoy, Henry Pires, Evangelina Vargas

Earlier Event: September 22
20 YEARS OF CORA: GALA & RETROSPECTIVE