Rita Felciano, KQED Arts
The Bridge Project is “an artist-curated initiative that opens the thinking processes that go into creation of work…challenges the assumptions we may bring to the theater.”
Presented in association with YBCA

Hope Mohr Dance presents its annual Bridge Project: Ten Artists Respond to Locus, a multidisciplinary exchange with dance history inspired by dance pioneer Trisha Brown. The program features a performance of Brown’s iconic dance Locus Solo (1975) by select local dancers and world premieres, all in response to Brown’s dance, by ten commissioned artists. Curators and Commissioned Artists include (discipline and nominating curator in parentheses):

  • Xandra Ibarra (performance art / nominated by Keith Hennessy)
  • Affinity Project (theater / Erika Chong Shuch)
  • Cheryl Leonard (new music / Pamela Z)
  • Amy Foote (new music / Adam Fong)
  • Peiling Kao (choreography / Dohee Lee)
  • Gregory Dawson (choreography / YBCA)
  • Gerald Casel (choreography / HMD)
  • Tracy Taylor Grubbs (visual arts / HMD)
  • Frances Richard (poetry / HMD)
  • Laura Arrington (choreography / HMD)

Although Brown’s work has inspired dancers and choreographers for decades, this project marks the first occasion where the Company’s repertory will be taught with the intention of inspiring the creation of new works by artists from a variety of disciplines. HMD Artistic Director Hope Mohr, a former member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company says, “Ten Artists Respond to Locus brings Bay Area artists into dialogue with dance history and artistic lineage. The project will be a launching pad for bigger conversations about the relevance of postmodernism to contemporary art, and will foster diverse viewpoints that will strengthen the region’s artistic and intellectual community.”

Trisha Brown Dance Company Co-Artistic Director Diane Madden will teach Locus Solo to the ten commissioned artists as the basis for them to create new works. Madden will also set the work on selected local dancers to perform.

Fri Oct 14: Performance and post-performance talk with the Artists
Sat Oct 15: Performance and post-performance talk with the Artists

For more information about HMD’s Bridge Project visit hopemohr.org/curating.

2016 Bridge Project: Ten Artists Respond to "Locus"

Ticket Info

Regular Admission: $30 ($35 at the door)

Student, Senior, Groups of 10 or more: $25
Available only in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787

Patron of the Arts: $55
Includes premium seating and complimentary glass of wine before the show

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs in 16-17 are made possible in part by:
The James Irvine Foundation

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 16-17:
National Endowment for the Arts, Adobe, Abundance Foundation, Gaia Fund, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

The Leslie and Merle Rabine 2016-17 Performance Season is made possible in part by:
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Panta Rhea Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Performances 16-17:
Surdna Foundation, Salesforce.com, and Zellerbach Family Foundation.

HMD’s Bridge Project: Ten Artists Respond to Locus is made possible in part by:
National Endowment for the Arts, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, San Francisco’s Grants for the Arts, the Zellerbach Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, Sakana Foundation, Lead Season Sponsors Francesca and Jeff Amann, and generous individual donors.

Photo: Trisha Brown in Watermotor. Photo by Lois Greenfield.