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Program History

For over 14 years, Bridge Live Arts produced programs as Hope Mohr Dance (HMD) / The Bridge Project. Below is a comprehensive list of all programs presented throughout our organization’s history.

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2021 - 2022

Andreína Maldonado | Our Work / Our Dignity

jose abad & Stephanie Hewitt | to be like the river

2020 - 2021

Performance PrimersHannah Ayasse, Chibueze Crouch, Zoe Donnellycolt

Jarrel Phillips | Living Folklore

2019 - 2020

David Herrera | LatinXtensions: Latinx Choreographic Mentorship Program​

Yayoi Kambara | Aesthetic Shift: A Dance Lab for Equitable Practices​

randy reyes and Daria Garina | BIQTPOC Performing Artist Hive

2018 - 2019

Gerald Casel | Dancing Around Race

2017 - 2018

Julie Tolentino | The Hard Corps & a.u.l.e.

POWER SHIFT: Improvisation, Activism, and Community (2020)

  • OCT 2, 2020: Real Talk # 1: Vectors of Adverse Desire
    randy reyes (Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco)

  • OCT 9, 2020: Free Play
    Jarrel Phillips (Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco)

  • OCT 10, 2020: Encaje
    Judith Sánchez Ruíz (Dock11, Berlin)

  • OCT 11, 2020: PURPLE is
    Judith Sánchez Ruíz, with sam wentz (Dock11, Berlin / CalArts, Los Angeles)

Signals from the West: Bay Area Artists in Conversation with Merce Cunningham at 100 (2019)

  • AUG 10-11, 2019: Public Workshop and Audition for Dancers 
    With Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener (ODC Theater, San Francisco)

  • AUG 12-23, 2019:  Residency for Commissioned Artists
    (ODC Theater, San Francisco)

  • AUG 16 & 23, 2019: Open rehearsals/Public Salons
    (ODC Theater, San Francisco)

  • SEPT 26, 2019:  Inherited Bodies
    6 PM (Women’s Building, San Francisco)

  • NOV 7, 2019: Artist Talk 
    With Rashaun Mitchell 7 PM (ODC Theater, San Francisco) 

  • NOV 8 & 9, 2019:  Performances/Installations
    8 PM (ODC Theater, San Francisco)

Paramodernities (2018)

  • FEB 23-24, 2018: PARAMODERNITIES #1, #3 & #4 A Series of Dance Experiments
    Led by Netta Yerushalmy (public performances and post-show discussion at ODC Theater, San Francisco)

  • FEB 25, 2018: Deconstructing Dance History: A Studio Practice
    (Public workshop at ODC Theater, San Francisco)

Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance (2017)

  • SEPT 18, 2017: They, Themselves and Schmerm
    By Becca Blackwell (Z Below, San Francisco)

  • NOV 3, 2017: Ordinary Practices of the Radical Body 
    Featuring Judith Butler and Monique Jenkinson in conversation (Counterpulse, San Francisco)

  • NOV 4, 2017: dance of darkness: a performance, a conversation, a rehearsal for the future 
    By Jack Halberstam and boychild (Counterpulse, San Francisco)

  • NOV 10, 2017: Audience Salon
    Moderated by Hope Mohr and special guests. Featuring Discussion of Radical Movements audience reader, performances from weekend one, and the question “what does it mean to have a radical body?” (Counterpulse, San Francisco)

  • NOV 10, 2017: You Really Should Sit Like A Lady (or how I got to Femme) 
    By Lisa Evans, formerly of Peacock Rebellion (Counterpulse, San Francisco)

  • NOV 11, 2017: Untitled 1396 
    By Maryam Rostami (Counterpulse, San Francisco)

  • NOV 12, 2017: a.u.l.e. - an unnamed lived experience 
    Exploratory performances by Julie Tolentino, Amara Tabor Smith, Larry Arrington, Xandra Ibarra, and Maurya Kerr, developed as part of Tolentino's year-long Community Engagement Residency.  Followed by a group discussion with the artists, joined by Tolentino's colleagues, Debra Levine (New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and The Hemispheric Institute for Politics and Performance) and Scot Nakagawa with ChangeLab. (Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco)

  • NOV 12, 2017: Radical Movements Artist Reception
    (Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco)

Ten Artists Respond to Locus (2016)

  • SEPT 10 & 11, 2016: Public Workshop & Audition for Dancers
    With Diane Madden (SF Conservatory of Dance, San Francisco)

  • SEPT 14, 2016: Public Lunchtime Talk
    By Diane Madden, Co-Artistic Director, Trisha Brown Dance Company (Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco)

  • SEPT - OCT 2016: Residency for Commissioned Artists
    (Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco)

  • OCT 2016: Open Rehearsal
    (YBCA, San Francisco)

  • OCT 14-15, 2016: Public Performances
    (YBCA, San Francisco)

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Public Dialogues

Money in the Arts Series | 2022

A series of practices and conversations to address and advance equity in the artist through collective financial empowerment.

Anti-Racism in Dance Series | 2021

A series of dialogues for BIPOC and White Allies to deepen their practice of anti-racism in the context of the dance field.

  • MAY 22, 2022: Collective Stewardship to End White Supremacy
    Co-facilitated by Beth Burzynski and claire whitmer (on behalf of STRONGHOLD)

  • AUG 14, 2021: Collective Stewardship of Liberation Pathways
    Facilitated by Tammy Johnson

  • AUG 21, 2022: Black Women Holding Space for Ourselves
    Facilitated by Tammy Johnson

  • DEC 1, 2022: Dance on the Frontline: BLM
    Featuring Chicago Voguers Amya Jackson, Dhee Lacy, and Karma Munez, interviewed by SF-based dancer/choreographer/MC Jocquese Whitfield (SirJoQ). Curated by Cherie Hill.

Power Shift Dialogues | 2020

Trainings and dialogues for artists, social workers, educators, activists, and nonprofit professionals that offer practical and theoretical tools for connecting embodiment to social justice work, legal advocacy, teaching, strategic visioning, and more.

  • SEPT 8, 2020: Embodiment, Strategic Movement Building, and Long Range Visioning
    An Interview with Aisha Shillingford 

  • SEPT 9, 2020: Life, Storytelling, and Activism As Improvisational Practice
    An Interview with Debby Kajiyama & José Navarrete of Naka Dance Theater

  • SEPT 15, 2020: Race in Contact Improvisation
    A Conversation with Taja Will, Richard Kim, Leslie Heydon, and Rebecca Bryant

  • SEPT 16, 2020: An In Depth Conversation with Bjorn Majestik and Miky Hustles of Legendary Cyphers

  • SEP 26, 2020: Artists as Agents of Change
    Co-facilitated by Gibney Company directors Nigel Campbell and Amy Miller

  • OCT 17, 2020: Anti-Racism Training for the Dance Community
    Facilitated by Beatrice Thomas, co-presented in partnership with Dance Mission Theater & Kambara+

  • OCT 18, 2020: A Conversation about Aesthetic Equity
    with Jaime Cortez, Liz Lerman, Paloma McGregor, & Michael Orange, moderated by Cherie Hill.

  • NOV 21 - 22, 2020: The Keystone of the Arch: Embodied 100 Years Vision
    Co-facilitated by Tammy Johnson & Yalini Dream

Inherited Bodies | 2019

How do movement artists in different traditions contend with, honor, and resist the past? A presented series of lecture demonstrations unpacking the influence of the past and tradition on their artmaking.

  • ​SEPT 26, 2019, 6 PM at the Women’s Building in San Francisco

Are You For Sale: A Conversation About Ethics, Art Making, and Philanthropy | 2018

A discussion about philanthropy, art making, and ethics between Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth, and Miguel Gutierrez, choreographer, music maker, and writer.

  • JUNE 10, 2020, presented online via Zoom

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Lost & Found | January 4, 2022

A dawning group sensory walk with Sherwood Chen, co-presented with KH Fresh Festival

YOUR OWN GOD | October 5-9, 2020

Individualized coaching in improvisation & performance with Judith Sanchez Ruíz⁠, presented as part of the Festival Power Shift: Improvisation, Activism, and Community.

Imagining the Future | September 13, 2020

A multidisciplinary storytelling workshop for refugee and immigrant artists co-led by visual artist Ranu Mukherjee and choreographer Hope Mohr. Co-presented with ARTogether as part of the Festival Power Shift: Improvisation, Activism, and Community.

Aesthetic Equity | October 26, 2019

An examination of aesthetic equity across movement practices from company class to compacts for collaborative performance making to the work of being in the room together. Co-facilitated by Liz Lerman & Paloma McGregor, co-presented with 2019 CER Lead Artist Yayoi Kambara.

Sunday Morning practice & Sharing | October 16, 2019

An exploratory morning practice investigating landscapes inscribed on our skins and the environments in which we are situated. Guided by Sherwood Chen, co-presented with 2019 CER Lead Artists the QTBIPOC Performing Artist HIVE.

Merce Cunningham Workshop & Audition | August 10 - 11, 2019

A unique opportunity to study Cunningham technique, learn repertory, and audition to perform within the Signals from the West program. Co-facilitated by Rashuan Mitchell + Silas Riener. Presented in collaboration with the Merce Cunningham TrustODC Theater, and SFMOMA Open Space.

Labor, Structure, Desire | November 3, 2018

A conversation between language, movement and each other, this class invited dance makers, performers and individuals to explore the emotional and dynamic edges of rigorous physical states. Facilitated by Heather Kravas.

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Hope Mohr Dance

Complete List of Choreographic Works


Bacchae Before (2021)
A dance theater project co-directed by Maxe Crandall (playwright) and Hope Mohr (choreographer)
inspired by the tragedies of gender reveal parties and Anne Carson's Bakkhai. Performers: Belinda He, Wiley Naman Strasser, Karla Quintero, Silk Worm. Object animation by Mike Chin. Core creative questions: could we create a trans-centered analysis of Bakkhai, of gender reveal parties? What if we warp the gender reveal party into a ritual for the trans kids we love and want futures for? How can we use creative celebration to undermine the trope of “reveal”?

Before Bacchae Before (2021)
The first phase of the Bacchae Before project resulted in a film, Before Bacchae Before, commissioned and presented by ODC Theater June 5, 2021. The film was selected for the S.F. Transgender Film Festival.

Ode (to forgotten bodies) (2019)
An exploration of the ancestral rhythms we keep in our bodies. Co-created with Belinda He, Natalya Shoaf, Jane Selna, and Karla Quintero. Collaborators: Dana Kawano (costumes) and Danae Mattes (sculpture). Scheduled to premiere in February 2020, this dance never happened in full. Because COVID. But we still created it together.

Leaving the Atocha Station (2019)
Inspired by the Ben Lerner novel
Presented at Southern Exposure (San Francisco) and Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles)

Stay with me (2018)
Commissioned by Peiling Kao
Premiere in Honolulu, Hawaii
December 7 & 8, 2018

The Exception to the Diagram (2018)
A collaboration with visual artist Matthew Ritchie
Presented by the Moody Center for the Arts
October 27, 2018

Succession (2018)
A collaboration with painter Ranu Mukherjee
Presented by the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art
October 13, 2018

extreme lyric I (2018)
Inspired by and based on Anne Carson’s translations of Sappho
Co-presented by ODC Theater
October 4-6, 2018

Femsplay (2017)
Presented by S.F. Trolley Dances/Epiphany Productions
Circus Center, San Francisco
October 20-22, 2017

Sanctuary (2017)
A collaboration with painter Ranu Mukherjee
Presented as part of the Sanctuary Exhibit by the For Site Foundation
Fort Mason Chapel
January 26, 2018

Now Not Now (2017)
A collaboration with painter Ranu Mukherjee
Presented by Gallery Wendi Norris
June 29, 2017

Precarious (2017)
Inspired by the last industrial blacksmith shop in San Francisco
Co-presented by Counterpulse
June 1-3, 2017

Manifesting (2016)
Dance theater inspired by artist manifestos.
Presented by ODC Theater.
June 9-11, 2016

Stay (2015)
A response to painter Francis Bacon
Co-produced with ODC Theater as part of HMD’s home season
May 28-31, 2015

The Material of Attention (2015)
Collaboration with christian Burns
Co-produced with ODC Theater as part of HMD’s home season
May 28-31, 2015

Antigonick (2015)
Co-directed with Mark Jackson for Shotgun Players

The Slow Line  (2014)
Free public performance art installation in collaboration with visual artist Tracy Taylor Grubbs.

s(oft is) hard (2014)
Solo for Peiling Kao.

each repetition a difference (2014)
Commission for Conservatory of Contemporary Dance Arts

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (2014)
Investigation of improvisation in collaboration with live jazz musicians.

ridetherhythm (2014)
Collision of spoken word and deconstructed, emotionally powerful movement inspired by Anne Carson’s Antigonick and Todd Haynes’ movie Safe 

Route 20 (2014)
Visceral trio exploring tension between sexual desire and romantic love

metrics of intimacy (2013)
Collaboration with Christian Burns and David Szlasa investigating performance of shared improvisational practice.

aftermath (2013)
Ensemble piece loosely inspired by Anne Carson’s Antigonick created for ODC Theater’s Theater Unplugged series.

Failure of the Sign is the Sign (2013)
Commissioned work for ODC Theater exploring the moment when we learn to speak as a transition into selfhood.

the string without the bow (2013)
Commissioned work for Lines Ballet/Dominican University BFA program to Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 7 in F -Sharp Minor.

Vertex (Point of Choice)  (2013)
Commissioned work for Stanford University to the music of Dohi Moon and inspired by principles of game theory.

The Missing Piece (2013)
Solo for military veteran as part of VA Hospital-sponsored festival celebrating the healing power of creativity.

Traces (2012)
Installation in collaboration with painter Tracy Taylor Grubbs exploring the intersection of visual art and the body, and the intersections between artmaking and awareness.

Reluctant Light (2012)
30-minute ensemble work to the music of Helen Money exploring states of surrender through interactions with empty rectangular forms.

Plainsong (2012)
“A fragile meditation,” this spare solo incorporates a set of red yarn by Katrina Rodabaugh and is inspired by the figure of Penelope in The Odyssey.

The Unsayable (2011)
Bringing together military veterans and dancers to explore personal stories through movement and text.  Original music by Paul Haas.

Far From Perfect (2010)
Mohr’s “best work yet” (S.F. Bay Guardian).  Nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award, this emotionally charged exploration of forgiveness featured poetry by Brenda Hillman, the music of William Duckworth, and design by David Szlasa.

A Fine Romance (2009)
Commissioned duet for Montalvo Arts Center Summer Gala to live jazz violin.

The Force that Drives the Flower (2009)
Evening-length re-telling of the myth of Demeter and Persephone; set by environmental designer Zakary Zide features dirt and moss with which the dancers interact.  Music blends Igor Stravinsky’s Concerto in D and original score by Paul Fowler.

The Grief Room (2008)
Solo inspired by Trisha Brown’s Locus.

salto ergo sum (2008)
Site-specific Stanford Lively Arts Commission

Moments of Being (2008)
Quintet for men and women that weaves listening-based improvisation and classical vocabulary to a soundscape of found sound and Bach.

Under the skin (2007)
Dancers and community performers move through a tapestry of video and text exploring medical imagery of the female body. A Stanford Dance Division commission made possible through the generous support of the Michelle Clayman Institute for Gender Research and the Patrick Suppes Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Science and Technology.

The Language of the Listening Body (2006)
Culmination of a residency with the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature and Dance (iLAND) in collaboration with Acoustic Ecologist Michelle Nagai. Public soundwalk events in Manhattan and Long Island City with dancers and members of the general public explored listening and movement in the urban environment.

Elision (2006/2008)
An ensemble work based on the somatic experience of memory. 

Music: Somei Satoh
Premiere: American College Dance Festival
Made possible by the Stanford University Dance Division, Mary Edith Clifford Award for Alumni Choreography.

More awake when dreaming (2005)
A poetic physical theater piece explores identity as collapsible fiction. Through a collage of spoken word, energetic state, and inventive movement, the piece takes a wry look at the stories we tell ourselves.
Premiere: Movement Research at Judson Church, New York City

Allow me to say goodbye (2005)
Made through the use of aleatory procedures, this quintet explores themes of distance and desire through falling and receding figures.

Music: Score four by Carolyn Chen, Matthew Czinger, Elizabeth Luvada Donald, Jeffrey Trevino
Premiere: Encounter: Merce, Stanford University
Made possible through a Stanford Lively Arts commission.

Point of Departure (1999)
Solo. Music: Michael Schumacher
Premiere: Merce Cunningham Studio

Kandinsky Phrases (1999)
Premiere: Merce Cunningham Studio

Sister (1994)
Premiere: ODC Theater, ODC Pilot 13

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Artist Partners

Our work is indebted to and inspired by our artist & activist partners.


Rashida Chase (2021-2022 Artist Council)
Audrey Johnson (2021-2022 Artist Council)
Dazaun Soleyn (2021-2022 Artist Council)
Javier Stell-Frésquez (2021-2022 Artist Council)
Andreina Maldonado (2021 Community Engagement Residency Lead Artist)
jose abad & Steph Hewett (2021 Community Engagement Residency Lead Artist)
Snowflake Calvert (Danzacuentos)
Dulce & Marianna Escobedo (Danzacuentos)
Cinthia Pérez Navarro (Danzacuentos)
Lyvan Verdecia (Danzacuentos)
Iridescent Collective (Anti-Racism Series)
Stronghold (Anti-Racism Series)
Tammy Johnson (2020) (POWER SHIFT)
Yalini Dream (2020) (POWER SHIFT)
Beatrice Thomas (2020) (POWER SHIFT)
Ranu Mukherjee (2020) (POWER SHIFT)
Estrellx Supernova (2020) (POWER SHIFT)
Jarrel Phillips (2020 Community Engagement Residency Lead Artist)
Performance Primers: Chibueze Crouch, Hannah Ayasse, Zoe Donnellycolt (2020 Community Engagement Residency Lead Artists)
Nigel Campbell (2020) (POWER SHIFT)
Amy Miller (2020) (POWER SHIFT)
Maurice Moore (2020) (POWER SHIFT)
Rosemary Hannon (2020) (POWER SHIFT)
Bhumi B. Patel (2020) (POWER SHIFT)
Daria Garina (2020) (POWER SHIFT)
Judith Sánchez Ruíz (2020) (POWER SHIFT)
Amara Tabor Smith (2020) Shadow Digging in the Pandemic
Liz Lerman (2019 Teaching Artist) Aesthetic Equity
Paloma McGregor (2019 Teaching Artist) Aesthetic Equity
Sherwood Chen (2019 Teaching Artist)
Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener (2019 Teaching Artists) Signals from the West
Sofia Cordova (2019) Signals from the West
Alex Escalante (2019) Signals from the West
Christy Funsch (2019) Signals from the West
Julie Moon (2019) Signals from the West
Jenny Odell (2019) Signals from the West
Nicole Peisl (2019) Signals from the West
Danishta Rivero (2019) Signals from the West
Dazaun Soleyn (2019) Signals from the West
Sophia Wang (2019) Signals from the West
Snowflake Towers (2019) (Inherited Bodies)
Jarrel Phillips (2019) (Inherited Bodies)
Sara Shelton Mann (2019) (Inherited Bodies)
Nadhi Thekkek (2019) (Inherited Bodies)
Yayoi Kambara (2019 Community Engagement Residency Lead Artist) Aesthetic Shift - A Dance Lab for Equitable Practices
randy reyes and Daria Garina (2019 Community Engagement Residency Lead Artists) BIQTPOC Performing Artist Hive
Corey Brady (2019) (Aesthetic Shift - A Dance Lab for Equitable Practices)
Marc Brew (2019) (Aesthetic Shift - A Dance Lab for Equitable Practices)
Laura Ellis (2019) (Aesthetic Shift - A Dance Lab for Equitable Practices)
Nicole Klaymoon (2019) (Aesthetic Shift - A Dance Lab for Equitable Practices)
Joanna Mandel (2019) (Aesthetic Shift - A Dance Lab for Equitable Practices)
Tyese Wortham (2019) (Aesthetic Shift - A Dance Lab for Equitable Practices)
Dudley Flores (2019) (Aesthetic Shift - A Dance Lab for Equitable Practices)
Sandra Chinn (2019) (Aesthetic Shift - A Dance Lab for Equitable Practices)
Janice Mirikitani (2019) (Aesthetic Shift - A Dance Lab for Equitable Practices)
David Herrera (2019 Community Engagement Residency Lead Artist) LatinXtensions : Latinx Choreographic Mentorship Program
Jesse Escalante (2019) (LatinXtensions)
Nicole Maimon (2019) (LatinXtensions)
Marlene Garcia (2019) (LatinXtensions)
Jocelyn Reyes (2019) (LatinXtensions)
Thomas DeFrantz (2019) Dancing Around Race
Barbara Bryan (2018) Dancing Around Race
Aruna D’Souza (2018) Dancing Around Race
Gerald Casel  (2018 Community Engagement Residency Lead Artist/Dancing Around Race) & (2016) (Ten Artists Respond to Locus)
Netta Yerushalmy (2018) Paramodernities
Thomas DeFrantz (2018) Paramodernities
Maxe Crandall (2018) Paramodernities (2019) Signals from the West
Jos Lavery (2018) Paramodernities
David Kishik (2018) Paramodernities
Jennifer Brody (2018) Paramodernities
Claudia La Rocco (2018) Paramodernities
Heather Kravas (2018 Teaching Artist) Labor, Structure, Desire
Kristin Horrigan (2018 Teaching Artist) (Un)doing Gender in CI
Peacock Rebellion (2017) Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance
Maryam Rostami (2017) Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance
Monique Jenkinson (2017) Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance
Judith Butler (2017) Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance
boychild (2017) Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance
Jack Halberstam (2017) Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance
Becca Blackwell (2017) They, Themself, and Schmerm
Julie Tolentino (2017 Community Engagement Residency Lead Artist)  
Amara Tabor Smith (2017) (The Hard Corps)
Miguel Gutierrez (2017 Teaching Artist) Making Work
Diane Madden/Trisha Brown Dance Company (2016)  Ten Artists Respond to Locus  
Xandra Ibarra (2016)  Ten Artists Respond to Locus & (2017) (The Hard Corps)
Gregory Dawson (2016)  Ten Artists Respond to Locus  
Larry Arrington (2016)  Ten Artists Respond to Locus  & (2017) (The Hard Corps)
Peiling Kao (2016)  Ten Artists Respond to Locus  
Amy Foote (2016)  Ten Artists Respond to Locus  
Cheryl Leonard (2016)  Ten Artists Respond to Locus  
Affinity Project (2016)  Ten Artists Respond to Locus  
Frances Richard (2016)  Ten Artists Respond to Locus  
Tracy Taylor Grubbs (2016)  Ten Artists Respond to Locus  
Chrysa Parkinson (2016 Teaching Artist) Performers and Authorship
Deborah Hay (2015) A Continuity of Discontinuity
Alva Noe (2015) See me if you can!
Michele Steinwald (2015) Reorganizing Ourselves
Jeanine Durning (2015 Teaching Artist) inging & what we do when we do the thing we do before we know what we are doing
Maurya Kerr (2015) Talk the Walk & (2017) (The Hard Corps)
Jenny Stulberg/Lauren Simpson (2015) Still Life No. 4
Maureen Whiting (2015) Talk the Walk
Megan Nicely (2015) Talk the Walk
Simone Forti (2014) News Animation
Anna Halprin (2014) The Courtesan and The Crone
Lucinda Childs (2014) Carnation (performed by Hope Mohr)
Stephanie Skura (2014 Teaching Artist) Open Source Forms
Susan Rethorst (2013 Teaching Artist) Behold Bold Sam Dog
Dusan Tynek (2012) Transparent Walls and Base Pairs
Liz Gerring (2011) She Dreams in Code
Molissa Fenley (2010) Mass Balance
Yvonne Rainer (2010) Trio A (performed by Hope Mohr and Robbie Cook)

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