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Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance Spring 2013 Season
Cora Theater
Brooklyn, NY
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Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance Spring 2013 Season
February 28 @ 8pm: "down here" Opening Night Benefit Performance & Cocktail Party with Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance and Post-Performance Discussion Facilitated by public radio's John Hockenberry. Tickets are $100 and available at www.brownpapertickets.org.

March 1-2; March 6-9 @ 8pm: Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance presents "down here" w/ guest choreographers Nadia Tykulsker/Spark(edIt) Arts (March 1 & 2); Courtney Cooke (March 6 & 8) ; Katie Dean (7 & 9)
Tickets: $20 or pay-what-you-can.

"down here" makes visible, with the help of hundreds of tiny silver dolls, the little scars we leave on one another in our pursuit of control. At its core, it is simply about relationships: to each other, to outside forces we cannot control and to our own power to knowingly and unknowingly harm and heal. Two characters plummet through the world together, understanding and misunderstanding each other, repelling and propelling, doing good and harm. They are at once lovers, sisters, gods, heads of state and prisoners all seeking solutions to unresolvable differences they cannot admit exist.  "down here" examines the pain we unwittingly cause along the way as we focus on our own needs and internal strife. Articulately danced by Cora performers and collaborators Katie Dean and Calia Marshall, it is a dance of attachments existing because of, in spite of and within the compromises we make to survive working together.

ABOUT THE GUEST ARTISTS: Shannon Hummel is proud to share our 2013 Season with three outstanding emerging choreographers:

About Nadia Tykulsker/Spark(edit) Arts, (March 1 and 2 at 8pm)

Working with five dancers, a saxophonist, and a percussionist,"Running Time" has been birthed from in-between seemingly destructive interactions with passersby which require dissection. Disruption is the thing we can all get with. This piece reflects our experience as young artists in New York City, acknowledging discontent. Performed by Katie Dean, Tara Sheena, EmmaGrace Skove-Epes, Sophie Torok, and Aya Wilson. Music by Danny Fisher-Lochhead and Austin Vaughn.

Spark(edIt) Arts was created as a forum to bring dancers and artists of different mediums together to make collaborative works of dance-theater which appeal to a wide range of audiences.  It is the brainchild of Nadia Tykulsker, mover/maker//music/manager/mayhem causer based in Brooklyn.  Check them out at sparkeditarts.com

About Courtney Cooke, March 6 and 8 at 8pm

Courtney Cooke's newest work "Steeper Beast" is a tightly structured improvisation exploring research in the body as a vessel for hypnotic states, trances, regressive behavior, relationships, and time travel. Performance and Collaboration by Courtney Cooke, Chuck Bourg, and Travis Sisk. Costume coordinator: Travis Sisk. Set Coordinator: Chuck Bourg.

Courtney Cooke is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher from Brooklyn, New York.  Since 2007 her work has been presented throughout NYC and Brooklyn at Danspace Project, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dixon Place, and The Tank among others.  She has most recently danced for Niall Jones, Eleanor Smith, and Emily Wexler.  Courtney works as a teaching artist in several public and private schools as well as programs for children with special needs.

About Katie Dean, March 7 and 9 at 8pm

Katie presents Royal Jelly, an exploration of nostalgia, our collections, the Golden Record, symmetry, iPhones, lust and randomness. A Waiting for Godot-ish 20 or so minutes of the moments in between. Performed by Airin Dalton, Megan Harrold, and Nadia Tykulsker. Sound design created in collaboration with Heather Bregman. Set design in collaboration with Michael Drake.

Katie Dean (VA/NYC) is a performer and choreographer. Most recently she has danced for Rebekah Windmiller, Courtney Cooke, Megan Harrold, Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance, Nadia Tykulsker, and in collaborative performances with Heather Bregman. She has shown work Movement Research at the Judson Church, Triskelion Arts, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, extra extra gallery, Outpost Artist Resources, Wow Cafe, Dixon Place, and other spaces. She has been studying cosmology, dream symbols, and listening to music from high school. www.katiedeandance.com

About the Cora Theater
The Cora Studio-Theater is an intimate 750 square foot performance space which debuted as a theater in 2012. Home to the professional company Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance and its educational program, Cora School for Dance, the studio is a laboratory for addressing the impediments that keep many underserved populations from taking part in the arts. The theater will host over 20 evenings of live performance in 2013 by Cora Dance, students, guest artists and others. All programs and performances at The Cora Studio are pay-what-you-can and no one is ever turned away based on what she/he can afford. Cora is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. The Cora Studio-Theater is proudly located in Red Hook, Brooklyn at 201 Richards St between Coffey and Van Dyke Streets. For more information, visit www.coradance.org.


Cora Theater (View)
201 Richards St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance

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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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