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RED HOOK LIVE
Jan 25, 2014 @ 2:15 pm - 11:30 pm| $10 per performance or pay-what-you-can or $30 or pay-what-you-can for a day pass. Sliding scale rates are available in advance at brownpapertickets.redhooklive.com
THE CORA STUDIO-THEATER PRESENTS RED HOOK LIVE
JANUARY 25, 2014
RED HOOK LIVE is a marathon showcase of Red Hook’s finest performing
artists. A sampling of the breadth of talent that resides in this
neighborhood, RHL is as diverse and broad as the community itself. With a
full day of performances from celebrated playwrights to underground
hip-hop choreographers, an activist theater company to contemporary
dance-makers, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
ALL DAY PERFORMANCES JANUARY 25, 2013
TICKETS $10 EACH PERFORMANCE OR PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
OR $30 OR PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN FOR A DAY PASS
Tickets available at http://redhooklive.brownpapertickets.com/
AT THE CORA STUDIO-THEATER
RED HOOK, BROOKLYN
201 Richards Street Buzzer 15
between Coffey and Van Dyke Streets in the Red Hook Studios Building
2:15PM: YOUTH CHOREOGRAPHY: CYC/CORA YOUTH COMPANY
Cora’s Youth Company, CYC, was started in 2012 to provide additional
opportunities to explore dance to Cora Dance’s more advanced students. CYC
provides a pre-professional company experience to young dancers and
increased visibility in the community. CYC has worked with a wide range of
choreographers/teaching artists to set repertory pieces on the dancers
such as Regina Rocke, Nadia Tykulsker, Shannon Hummel and Alex
Springer and Xan Burley. The work has been presented at the Cora Studio,
The Red Hook Waterfront Festival and other venues in New York including
schools and public events.
CYC will be performing repertory along with premiering a new work
choreographed by Suzanne Beahrs.
4:15: STAGED READINGS FROM ERIC FALLEN, SHANNON HUMMEL AND RYAN F JOHNSON
ERIC FALLEN PRESENTS AN UNTITLED WORK IN PROGRESS
Eric Fallen is a playwright and a screenwriter. His plays have been
presented in New York at the Lion Theatre, the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre,
Soho Playhouse Theatre and HB Studio. Samuel French published a collection
of his short plays in 2011 entitled Small Talk. He wrote the original
story and co-wrote the screenplay for the short film The Bravest, The
Boldest which won the top short screenplay prize at both the 2012 Rhode
Island International Film Festival and the 2013 Nantucket Film Festival,
and is an Official Selection for Sundance 2014’s Short Film Category.
Eric’s short screenplay Perfect Weather is currently in pre-production
with Pactum Films. Eric also teaches in the English Department at the
Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
RYAN F JOHNSON PRESENTS “WE LOST OURSELVES”
This is a small excerpt from the one man show “We Lost Ourselves”
written by Ryan F Johnson. This piece is based on his real life situations
as an African American male in today’s society. It is a journey of heartache,
fear, anger, and self growth. It is through the use of acting, spoken word, and dance
that Ryan has created a show about identity, race, and the most powerful gift the
Ryan F Johnson is an all around Renassiance man. He is a
classically trained actor, spoken word poet, and educator. A native of
Detroit Michigan, he attended Southern Methodist University where he
received a BFA in Acting. After graduating, he moved to New York City
where he received a certificate in film from The New York Conservatory for
Dramatic Arts and a MA in Educational Theatre from New York University. A
lover of language, you can often see Ryan F with a shakespeare book or
journal and favorite pen in hand scribing life’s experiencing. You can
visit Ryan’s website at www.ryanfjohnsontheartist.com.
ADDITIONAL STAGED READINGS BY SHANNON HUMMEL
6:00PM: ONE MAN THEATER PERFORMANCE: REG FLOWERS
Reg presents a one-man show.
Reg Flowers has been a theater professional since and teaching artists
since 1987. He’s done plays across the US, on and off- Broadway. He’s also
made several guest starring television appearances. As a director he’s
worked in NYC and at Freedom Theater in his hometown of Philadelphia. Reg
is also a produced playwright, a producer in his own right and is the
founder of Falconworks Artist Group a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that uses
popular theater techniques to build capacities for civic engagement and
7:30PM: DANCE: WORKS AND WORKS IN PROCESS: REBEKAH WINDMILLER
Rebekah Windmiller takes a look back and a look ahead by showing dances
from years past and works just budding. Solo for Unprepared Dancer (1995)
is a nod to John Cage and includes sound devices attached to the wrists
and ankles creating beeps and buzzes, all rigged to a mercury switch. In
Give or Take, 36 steps accumulate and de-accumulate between 2 dancers with
an open time frame allowing for surprises. In a new work, Windmiller
explores her practice of improvisation by dancing with a film of the NYC
waterfront created by Red Hook filmmaker, John Buchanan. The program
concludes with an audience Q&A with the performers.
Rebekah Windmiller is a dancer and choreographer who has been making work
since 1984. Her dances have been presented throughout NYC, Ohio and in
Minnesota. She has received awards and support from the American College
Dance Festival, the Joyce-Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Field, and
Spoke-the-Hub. In addition to stage performance, Ms. Windmiller has
created works in parks, on piers and in her Red Hook bedroom. She dances
with Sally Silvers on occasion among others. Her most recent solo,
Beholden, was presented at the Cora Studio-Theater in 2013.
9:15PM: HIP-HOP AND REGGAE SHOWCASE: KANDICE AND KAREN ROSS; SOLOMON
Enjoy separate pieces from Solomon Goodwin/MVP, Kandice and Karen Ross as
they display their energetic and captivating movements.
Kandice and Karen Ross grew up in red hook and have been dancing their
entire lives. Whether it be practicing outside in the neighborhood, in the
hallway, or at the PAL Miccio on West 9th St., they never let their lack
of space deter them from doing what they love. Both sisters share a love
for dance that’s reflected in their chemistry with one another and within
their fun routines. They have performed within the largest Caribbean shows
in CUNY and SUNY and performed live with upcoming hip hop artists and
numerous shows within the community.
Solomon Goodwin lives in Brooklyn NY and was raised in Red Hook where he
started learning to dance by swapping movement with friends in the
hallways, streets and courtyards around the neighborhood. By the age of
11, he had started his own hip-hop group and was battling throughout the
borough. He has regularly performed dances for Dance Theatre Etc. Red Hook
Initiative, and Dancing in the Streets where he has also been a hip-hop
teacher. Beyond that, his favorite appearances include performing on the
TV show “106 and Park” and at The Apollo Theater. This fall he begins
teaching weekly hip-hop classes at Cora Dance for students age 9 through
adult. He is also proud to be performing with the professional company
Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance in their upcoming work, COMMON DANCES, which
will appear in sites throughout Red Hook’s public housing. Solomon
currently attends Long Island University as a freshman where he is
studying Media Arts.
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.
photo of Rebekah Windmiller by Julie Lemberger.