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 premier 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 featuring Jose Joaquin Garcia. Costumes by Juliana Marsh.
Elsewhere - originally performed by the professional company Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance in 2005 at Joyce SoHo - garnered high critical praise, including these words from the Village Voice’s Tobi Tobias: “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 has looked to the current crisis at our border 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 organizers 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, providing information to the community on knowing your rights as immigrants, and as non-immigrants looking out for neighbors to build stronger, more united communities.
*UpRISE BENEFIT BASH
Friday, October 18, 2019 immediately following the performance of Elsewhere
@ The Copper Pot, 347 Van Brunt Street
Click here for an UpRise Festival season pass.
UpRISE Season Pass: $250 includes 7pm champagne pre-show and premier of Elsewhere at Cora, Post-Show Benefit Bash at The Copper Pot, and Season Tickets to all other UpRISE Festival events
UpRISE Benefit Bash Pass: $150 includes 7pm champagne pre-show and premier of Elsewhere at Cora and Post-Show Benefit Bash at The Copper Pot)
In addition to opening night tickets to Elsewhere on Friday October 18, UpRISE Season Pass and Benefit Bash Pass Ticket Holders are invited to arrive early for a 7pm champagne pre-party preview excerpts from other works in the UpRISE Festival. Following the performance, Season Ticket and Bash Pass Holders join Cora Dance’s artists for at The Copper Pot across the street where they will enjoy upscale casual American cuisine with Central and South American flavors from Chef James Novoa and dance to live music by Rock & Roll Neoyorquino music group, Jose Joaquin Garcia & The Rubi Band.
(Photo of Rebekah Bono and Mateo Vidals in ‘Elsewhere’ taken by Shannon Hummel)