gifts, the latest evening-length work from the professional company, Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance, premiered in a sold-out 5-night run in January, inhabiting a 20 x 20 storage unit in Red Hook, Brooklyns Treasure Island Storage Building. Back by popular demand, this November, gifts returns to TI for an even more isolated and intimate encore run. A stark reflection on the self-imposed anxiety we create when we isolate ourselves from people and experiences we do not understand in the name of our safety. In a stark white world (that is also blue), stripped of fear, free from danger, with all needs met, where everything is fine, gifts asks what we need to make us secure when we already have enough.
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
A huge thank you to Chris Lucius and Treasure Island Storage
*There will be no tickets sold at Cora or at the performance venue the day of performances. Advance sales only.
*TRIGGER AND SAFETY NOTICE: This work employs darkness and small spaces and may not be safe or suitable for audiences under 12 (parent discretion advised). Those uncomfortable in confined spaces are advised that gifts takes place in a small, enclosed area that may cause discomfort or anxiety for some viewers. Audience will be able to exit at any point if necessary but will not be able to return to the work. In addition, the venue is not ADA accessible and climbing a flight of stairs is required to view the work. Those wishing to attend who have concerns about the environment or its accessibility, please contact Production Coordinator, Nicole Assanti at firstname.lastname@example.org and Cora will do its best to make accommodations. Cora is planning performances at a future date in a more traditional performance venue that is ADA accessible to accommodate those unable to attend due to these restrictions.
Treasure Island Storage (View)
183 Lorraine Street, Red Hook
Brooklyn, NY 11231
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|