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Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance
Through its company, school and studio, Cora creates exceptional dance experiences while addressing the impediments that restrict individuals from accessing the art form. Cora fosters common ground among diverse people, allowing all involved—artists, students, audiences and community members—to connect more deeply with one another through the arts. The Cora Studio- Red Hook’s first black-box studio performance space that is home to the professional company Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance and its education arm, Cora School for Dance- creates opportunities for individuals to interact, learn and grow through dance while addressing the impediments that limit access to the arts for everyone. All programs and performances at Cora are pay-what-you-can; no one is ever turned away based on what she/he can afford. Through the company, school, and studio, Cora fosters trust and common ground between diverse people, allowing those involved- artists, students, audiences and community members- to learn from one another openly and connect more deeply.
Photos of Amy Cova by Peter Smith; Barbie Diewald- small Photo of Allison Beler and Cara McGaughey by Corey Melton, large photo of Susan Philipp by Mickey Hoelscher; Rebeca Tomas- small photo by Maly Albanico, large photo by Lee Wexler; Natalie Cañizares- photos by Melissa Gawlowski Pratt.