HMD marks its 10th Anniversary with the premiere of Precarious June 1-3. This program is co-produced with CounterPulse, sponsored by the Joe Goode Annex, and in collaboration with Shaping SF Walking Tours.
Inspired by HMD's experience working in a historic blacksmith forge that has now been converted into a pot dispensary, this event includes a labor history walking tour (4:30 PM, begins at 443 Folsom and ends at Counterpulse) and a performance by Hope Mohr Dance at CounterPulse (8 PM, Thurs-Saturday). Please note: Pre-show walking tours are Friday and Saturday only.
Made possible by support from S.F. Grants for the Arts, the Sakana Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and generous individual donors.
June 29: New work inspired by Ranu Mukherjee
Now not Now is a ten minute work of choreography by Hope Mohr developed and presented in conversation with Ranu Mukherjee’s exhibition ‘Shadowtime’ at Gallery Wendi Norris. In her works, Mukherjee overlays depictions of bodies performing deliberate, urgent actions and expressions of love in an uneasy historical moment. Mohr's choreography responds to Mukherjee’s paintings and activates the gallery space with bodies in motion. In the dance, as in Mukherjee’s work, image emerges out of layers of line and gesture. The dancers explore irregular rhythms, surrender their weight to the ground, and embody tensions between performance and representation.
Image: body language by Ranu Mukherjee pigment and milk paint on paper on panel 44x30
Open rehearsals at SFMOMA
HMD is thrilled to have been invited by painter Liam Everett to hold open rehearsals as part of Everett's SECA Award exhibit at SFMOMA July 15-September 17.
The title of Everett's exhibition is: Look at a cat when it stalks a bird; or a beast when it wants to escape. Everett’s paintings reveal traces of their making, evidence of deliberate and repetitive actions focused on movement and materials.
Beginning July 13, HMD will be rehearsing every Thursday from 4-6 PM on the 4th floor of the museum.
Image: Liam Everett, Untitled (Eightercua), 78x55 inches, 2016 Courtesy of the artist
The 2017 Bridge Project: Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance