Choreography by Hope Mohr
I have never met her, but I love Hope Mohr
I think we could talk for hours about dance, movement, rhetoric even. I very much enjoyed the show and her dancers. Although her work is abstract, it still speaks, articulates, thinks. The program notes clearly reflect this attention/direction. The key, as it seems from the outside looking in, are dancers that can speak, articulate, and think with movement while holding performative space and doing performative practice. I think I did what the program notes asked me to do – to “stay inside [my] own subjective experience of these dances,” which is not easy to do, but easier with the right kind of dance and mood).
PS: went to Sandra Chin’s Professional Level ballet class and met James Graham, one of the dancers in the show. We both ducked out during a complicated petite allegro, and had a great conversation about the making of the dances (and wearing that awesome skirt). During our brief chat he reminded me that I am a dancer (even if I no longer get on stage) and that made me smile.