Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance presents "Gifts"
Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance
Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance
Tuesday – Friday, January 22-26 @ 8pm
Location: Purchasers will receive specific instructions via email prior to the performance date to provide venue location and instructions.**
gifts is the latest site-based work by choreographer Shannon Hummel. In this, the 20th anniversary season of her company Cora Dance, Hummel pushes the limits of physical confinement and boundless imagination, sequestering dancers and audience in an intensely isolated location - undisclosed until performance - to paint a harsh world where value is defined by circumstance. In times of uncertainty, gifts calls into question whether persistent belief in future rewards is worth pushing through and dismissing the accessible pleasures of the present moment. A journey of textures, tastes, sounds, smells, and images - real and imagined - gifts is a frank look at a world absent of sensuality whose possibilities for rejuvenation are available only in the imagination.
gifts features choreography and direction by Cora Dance Artistic Director Shannon Hummel in collaboration with performers and Cora Dance company members Katie Dean and Kelsey Kramer, original score by composer Hans Bilger, scenic consultation by Andromache Chalfant, scenic design and construction by Scott Pfaffman, lighting design by Severn Clay-Youman, costume design and construction by Maria Kofman, graphic design by Katie Dean. Project Manager and Company Assistant, Nicole Assanti.
*A limited number of $15 discounted tickets are available upon request. Those requiring a discount to attend, email Project Manager, Nicole Assanti at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the code or call 718-858-2520. There will be no tickets sold at Cora or at the performance venue the day of performances. Advance sales only.
**The gifts performance venue is not ADA accessible. Those requiring ADA accessibility, please contact Project Manager, Nicole Assanti at email@example.com and Cora will do its best to make accommodations.
***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 Project Manager, 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.
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