HOPE MOHR

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Aug 2nd 2010 to Aug 31st 2010
  • FROM : USA

Choreographer Hope Mohr founded Hope Mohr Dance (HMD) in 2007 after performing for many years with a number of pioneers of modern dance, including Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, Douglas Dunn, and Margaret Jenkins. She trained at San Francisco Ballet School and on scholarship at the Merce Cunningham and Trisha Brown studios. In addition to performing in several major New York-based companies, she also danced as a freelance artist with Mimi Garrard, Pat Catterson, Liz Gerring, and Trajal Herrell. Since 1994, Mohr has presented her choreography on both coasts—in New York City at Movement Research at Judson Church, the Merce Cunningham Studio, the Construction Company, and The Stable—and in the Bay Area’s West Wave Festival, ODC Pilot Series, The Garage, and the American College Dance Festival. In 2005, she assisted Lucinda Childs in Dr. Atomic, a premiere for San Francisco Opera.

In 2006, Mohr was the first artist-in-residence with the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature and Dance in New York City, where she collaborated with sound artist Michelle Nagai to develop The Language of the Listening Body, a performance project that investigates listening and moving in the urban environment. Her article about her “Listening Body” work was published in Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. She was a 2009 participant in the Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange Program with mentor Molissa Fenley. Mohr has taught modern dance technique at the Trisha Brown Studio, London School of Contemporary Dance, P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Dancers' Group, ODC, Mills College, Stanford University, and Shawl-Anderson. She has also taught creative movement at Breast Cancer Connections, California Cancer Care, and to women in the HVRP unit of the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospital.