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Hope Mohr Guest Lecture & Demonstration

Event is Free and Open to All!

October 29, 2015 2:00 am - 4:00 am

Location: Campbell Recital Hall - Map Link

Stanford Arts Research Resident, choreographer and writer Hope Mohr will research the intersection of artmaking and ideology through the genre of artist manifestos. Manifestos are future-oriented visions. Improvisation is creative thinking in the present. How do these two approaches to art intersect? What is the role of rules in the creative process? Can rules co-exist with intuitive ways of creating? How can we create productive constraints or scores for artmaking? This work continues Mohr’s ongoing interests in placing contemporary dance in historical and political context and in making work about the creative process itself.

About Hope Mohr
Hope Mohr is a choreographer, writer and curator. She is the founder and artistic director of Hope Mohr Dance, which creates outstanding contemporary dance at the intersection of critical thinking and the body. Mohr is the fall research resident at Stanford Arts, investigating the role of manifestos and improvisation in art-making.

Hope Mohr founded Hope Mohr Dance in 2007 after performing in the companies of a number of pioneers of modern dance, including Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, and Margaret Jenkins.  Since her 1994 choreographic debut in ODC’s Pilot 13, Mohr has presented her work throughout the country, including at the Alvin Ailey Center and Judson Church in New York, Velocity in Seattle, and The Mouth in Portland.

Mohr graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in women’s studies.  She earned a J.D. from Columbia while dancing professionally.

Stanford Arts Research Residencies are funded in part by the Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Funds


Event is Free and Open to All!

Campbell Recital Hall - Map Link
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Stanford Arts
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October 29, 2015, 2:00 am