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.
Photo by Margo Moritz.
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.
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.
Thursday June 29
Gallery Wendi Norris
6:30 PM (reception 6-8 PM)
by Ranu Mukherjee
pigment and milk paint on paper on panel
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.
Liam Everett, Untitled (Eightercua), 78x55 inches, 2016
Courtesy of the artist
FEATURED ARTISTS AND ACTIVISTS
Friday, November 3 (8 PM)
Judith Butler and Monique Jenkinson in conversation
Friday, November 10 (8 PM)
Peacock Rebellion premieres Brown Light Special
Saturday, November 11 (7:30 PM)
Jack Halbertsam and boychild premiere
dance of darkness: a performance, a conversation, a rehearsal for the future
Saturday, November 11 (9 PM)
Maryam Rostami premieres Untitled 1396
Sunday, November 12 (time TBD)
Solo performances by Julie Tolentino, Amara Tabor Smith, Laura Arrington, Xandra Ibarra, and Maurya Kerr, developed through Tolentino's year-long Community Engagement Residency supported by the Bridge Project. Solo performances will be followed by a group discussion with the performing artists, joined by theater director Debra Levine and activist
Photo of Julie Tolentino by Aldo Hernandez.
Courtesy of the artist