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Stay: A Choreographic Response to Francis Bacon
October 3, 2015 1:00 am - 3:00 am
Location: Old Union Ballroom - Map Link
Event is Free and Open to All!
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
Mohr has enjoyed artist residencies at ODC Theater; Montalvo Arts Center; and Jennifer Monson’s Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature and Dance. She was named one of the YBCA 100 in 2015, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ annual nationwide compilation of artists posing important questions about contemporary culture. She was a two-time participant in Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange, a program of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, with mentor Dana Reitz (2014) and Molissa Fenley (2009).
Stanford Arts Research Residencies are funded in part by the Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Funds