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Friday, April 5, 2013 - 7:00am

A Benefit for Cora Dance, Saturday, May 11 at 7pm

A Benefit for Cora Dance
Saturday, May 11 at 7pm
at South Brooklyn Community High School, 173 Conover Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn
Tickets 00 or pay-what-you-can (suggested minimum: 0)
Voluntarily produced by home/made

Fasten your corsage, put on your dancing shoes, and come celebrate the start of summer and show the invincible Red Hook the love (and party) it deserves. On Saturday, May 11 at 7pm, Red Hook, Brooklyn is having a prom like you’ve never seen. Come to South Brooklyn Community High School at 173 Conover Street, walk up to the gym and help us celebrate this amazing neighborhood.

The event, voluntarily produced by Red Hook’s own home/made (a restaurant and catering company), features delicious food, punch (spiked, just like we remember), sweet tunes by DJ Body Rock (yes, you read correctly) spinning 80’s jams and requests, dance lessons from Cora Dance pros, a photo booth, the knighting of Prom King and Queen- nominations are local "celebrities" including Dana Athens, Stella Dora, Reg Flowers, Solomon Goodwin among others, and many more surprises!!!

The evening’s performances include excerpts of Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance’s newest work "Bench" (with dancers Solomon Goodwin and Sarah Burke) part of a larger work to premiere in Spring 2014 in Red Hook.

In addition to performances, the evening will include a silent auction, with beginning bids ranging from up to several hundred. Items include tickets to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, spa packages, classes for kids and adults, vacation packages to the Berkshires and Disneyworld, and much much more!

The Red Hook Prom is the annual gala benefiting Cora Dance, a vital arts organization keeping Red Hook strong. We hope you will join us. All the proceeds of the evening go to support our 7 days a week of pay-what-you-can dance classes for ages 4 to 94+, as well as supporting the development of Red Hook’s first studio theater where the community can see our work, the work of other community artists and beyond.

 photo SHpromsmaller_zpsf918bb47.jpg So doubleknot your scrunchie, tighten your bowtie, and help us celebrate a neighborhood that just won’t quit!

Tickets are pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of 00 (suggested minimum 0) and can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/367381 or at the door.

Table reservations for companies or groups- COOL KIDS’ TABLE for 000: A limited number of seated prom tables will be available. Tables seat six and include VIP entry, commemorative table photos, and corsages/boutonnieres.

For more information, email Katie Dean at kdean@coradance.org, call 718-858-2520 or visit www.coradance.org.

Saturday, May 11th at 7PM
South Brooklyn Community High School/ Good Shepherd
173 Conover Street, Brooklyn

Cora Dance
Artistic Director/Choreographer: Shannon Hummel
Managing Director: Megan Kennedy
Press & Marketing: Katie Dean
Programs Assistant: Luisa Martinez
Technical Director: Nadia Tykulsker

The Cora Studio has received funding in 2012-2013 from the JP Morgan Chase Re-grant Program, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC); from the Decentralization Program of NYSCA/New York State Council on the Arts, (administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council); from the Brooklyn Community Foundation; and through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez. Cora has also received significant support from the Copper-Beech Foundation, the Meringoff Family Foundation, the Michael Tuch Foundation and from the company's generous individual contributors. Thank you for your support!


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