'Red Hook Live' Highlights Local Performing Artists in One-Day Show

By Nikhita Venugopal on December 19, 2013 9:48am 

RED HOOK — Red Hook’s performing artists will come together for a one-day event to showcase their talents next month.

Red Hook Live” is slated for Jan. 25 and will feature work from playwrights, artists and dancers who live and work in the neighborhood, hosted at Cora Dance, a studio, school and dance company based at 201 Richards St.

Shannon Hummel, Cora’s artistic director, wanted to create a platform for Red Hook’s creative community to share their work with a broader audience.

“Red Hook has an incredible array of diversity in terms of what ‘performance’ means to different groups of people,” she said.

Performances will include choreography from Cora’s own youth company, staged readings and a one-man theater performance from Reg Flowers, founder of Falconworks Artists Group, a social activism theater company.

A mix of well-known and newer performers will take the stage at Cora for the first ever “Red Hook Live."

“I wanted to create a place where everyone felt celebrated,” said Hummel.

While the show focuses on Red Hook artists, Hummel finds that the quality of talent from each performer makes it more than just a community-based event.

“It’s more than geography to me,” she said.

In the coming years, Hummel hopes to make “Red Hook Live” an annual tradition with more performers, full-length plays and even talks and workshops to support Red Hook’s creative community.  

“Our biggest mission is to make the arts accessible to the broadest possible audience,” she said.

For tickets and the schedule of events, click here.

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