Cora Dance has some very interesting and exciting programming planned for the next couple of months! Go check them out to celebrate local talent while also supporting a great cause (Cora offers pay-what-you-can dance classes to the community).
Here are the details and descriptions of upcoming events, according to their most recent email blast:
Cora Dance has two exciting events for the month of October-
First, an informal performance in Coffey Park!
October 5-6, (Raindate, Thursday October 7)
Cora Dance presents Prey
The center of the green space in Coffey Park
50 Dwight St
Red Hook, Brooklyn
Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance presents informal performances of excerpts from the company's latest work-in-progress “Prey” in Coffey Park. Cora is building this eerie and elegant piece to travel over a mile through the diverse landscape of Red Hook at twilight into nighttime, meandering from the urban forest that is Coffey Park to the streets, playgrounds, shop windows and waterfront areas of the neighborhood... lit by the audience. For these informal showings, the company will present two sections, discuss the process and take audience members on a guided tour of the intended list of sites where the work will fully premiere in October 2011.
Prey is being developed through the support of a generous gift from Robert and Mary Beth Aberlin; through the 2008 Artist-in-Residence program of BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange; through the artist residency program of Vermont Performance Lab, with assistance from Marlboro College; and through the support of the 92nd Street Y.
Next, a fun fundraising afternoon for families! • Saturday, October 30, 2-4pm
Storytelling and Facepainting Bake Sale
The Cora Studio
201 Richards Street, Buzzer #5, Studio 205,
Red Hook, Brooklyn
Suggested Donation $10 per family or Pay-What-You-Can.
Join Cora for this fundraising afternoon at the Cora Studio, complete with
facepainting and storytelling with reknowned artist Robin Bady. Bake sale
and proceeds from door go to fund the Pay-What-You Can dance programs
offered by Cora School for Dance to the Red Hook Community.
AND- Stay tuned for next month's "A Little Something From Cora" , a showcase on November 13 which highlights the choreographic work of the dancers of Shannon Hummel/ Cora Dance and teachers of Cora School for Dance. Set in the cabaret stage of Rocky Sullivan's, an Irish bar complete with darts, pool tables, and Guinness on tap, this eclectic night of mini works highlights the diversity of styles and expressive range of the collaborators of Cora Dance. Rocky Sullivan's is located at 34 Van Dyke Street (at Dwight Street) in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Show begins at 8pm. There is a $10 donation or Pay-What-You-Can.