September 25, 2013
Weekend of Dance Sept. 27-29
Charlottesville, VA - Piedmont Virginia Community College will host a weekend of dance workshops and performances Friday, Sept. 27 - Sunday, Sept. 29 on its main campus in the V. Earl Dickinson Building. All events are open to the public and are offered on a pay-what-you-can basis with suggested amounts. The events are presented by Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance, a contemporary dance company based in Brooklyn, NY.
Hummel graduated from James Madison University in 1996 with a degree in dance. She established the professional company Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance in 2001 and her choreography has been featured in more than 30 venues across the U.S. She has taught in many dance education programs, colleges and universities throughout the mid-Atlantic region and at The Cora Studio, where she offers professional dance training to youth and adults regardless of their ability to pay.
For more information about the events associated with the Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance workshop and performances, contact Anne Megibow, instructor of dance, at 434.961.5395 or email email@example.com.
Workshop (Main Stage Theatre)
Friday, Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
$50 or pay what you can.
This three-day workshop culminates with a Sunday afternoon performance of HILL choreographed by Hummel. The workshop is open to participation by dancers and non-dancers over age 12 from the community. Participants must attend all workshops in order to dance in the performance. To participate, email Anne Megibow, instructor of dance, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Sept. 27.
Modern Dance Master Class, Calia Marshall
Saturday, Sept. 28, noon-2 p.m.
Main Stage Theatre
$10 or pay what you can.
The PVCC Dance Club sponsors this modern dance master class with Cora Dance company member Calia Marshall on the Main Stage of the V. Earl Dickinson Building. The class focuses on making strong, authentic performance choices and bringing clarity and a sense of ownership to each movement. Class begins with an improvisational warm-up and moves into learning dance phrases from the Cora Dance repertoire while encouraging each student to personalize the movement.
down here, Cora Dance
Saturday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m. or 9 p.m.
Maxwell Theatre (Black Box)
$10 or pay what you can.
General seating in the Maxwell Theatre (Black Box) is limited. No late seating.
Cora Dance company members Calia Marshall and Katie Dean perform two shows of Hummel's new evening-length work down here. With the help of hundreds of tiny silver dolls, down here explores the compromises made to survive working together in a relationship.
Sunday, Sept. 29, 3 p.m.
Grassy area behind V. Earl Dickinson Building
Free admission, no tickets required.
This outdoor performance of Hill by Cora Dance, PVCC students and members of the community invites the viewer to watch the performers' give and take during this metaphorical "bump in the road." There will be an audience talkback with the artists and a reception following the performance.