‘Prey’ at Historic Church


Take in a modern dance performance for two good causes on Thursday night, when Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance presents “Prey,” a choreographic work that weaves its way through the grounds and structure of a historic Gothic church. The Red Hook-based professional troupe will perform the hour-long piece, which explores human connections in the aftermath of devastating events, at various sites around Visitation Church as the audience follows. The church, established in 1854 and rebuilt after a fire in the late 1800s, was rescued from the brink of closure within the past year, but still needs to raise money for extensive repairs—including the renovation of an 800-seat lyceum that that the parish hopes to eventually turn into a youth community center. Proceeds from the performance will be split evenly with the church and Cora Dance, which provides pay-what-you-can dance classes and performances to area children and adults. Admission to “Prey” is also pay-what-you-can, with a suggested donation of $20. Those who donate $100 in advance will receive a special tour of the church and grounds at 4pm before the performance at 7pm.

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