Bridge Project – Inherited Bodies (2019)

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Co-presented by HMD’s Bridge Project & SFMOMA’s Open Space


How do movement artists in different traditions contend with, honor, and resist the past?

SEPT. 26TH | 6PM

@ The Women’s Building (3543 18th St, SF)

FREE, RSVP required

FEATURING a series of lecture demonstrations by Sara Shelton Mann, Jarrel Phillips, Nadhi Thekkek, and Snowflake Towers. Followed by discussion moderated by Claudia La Rocco, Director of Community Engagement and Editor-in-Chief, SFMOMA’s Open Space.

The featured artists will respond to the following questions through language and movement:

  • How does history/the past operate in your work?
  • Who or what are the giants in your tradition (whether forgotten or celebrated) and how do they figure in your work?
  • How do you navigate between traditional and experimental forms in your work?

Following the four artists’ presentations, there will be a group discussion, moderated by Claudia La Rocco, Director of Community Engagement and Editor-in-Chief, SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Open Space.

INHERITED BODIES is proudly presented by presented by Hope Mohr Dance’s Bridge Project, which approaches curating as a form of community organizing, and SFMOMA’s interdisciplinary arts and culture platform, Open Space, which commissions and supports critical + experimental + poetic ruminations by artists, writers, and thinkers from all over the world, as well as hosting parties, performances, and other live events.

INHERITED BODIES is part of the 2019 Bridge project program “Signals from the West: Bay Area Artists in Conversation with Merce Cunningham at 100.” Funding for “Signals from the West” comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, Grants for the Arts, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the Walter & Elise Haas Foundation, and generous individual donors. Merce Cunningham Centennial Community Programs are supported with a major grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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