HOPE MOHRS DANCE’S BRIDGE PROJECT PRESENTS ‘RADICAL MOVEMENTS

By Maxine Marshall, November 1, 2017

Performance artist boychild appears in the Hope Mohr Dance project.

Hope Mohr, the choreographer and curator, sees a deep importance in cross-disciplinary collaboration. So much so, that it’s at the very heart of her annual Bridge Project, which seeks to bring together artists from disparate fields, geographies and generations.

This year, the program has been named “Radical Movements: Gender and Politics Performance” and looks to explore what it means to have “a radical body” by pairing some of the best-known thinkers on queerness and gender like Judith Butler and Jack Halberstam with some of the foremost practicing queer performers like drag queen Fauxnique and the performance artist known as boychild, respectively.

“It’s a hybrid, theatrical experience that combines performance and conversation,” Mohr says. “Each night will be slightly different. Each night is a premiere.”

Presented with CounterPulse, the Bridge Project spans two weekends, closing Nov. 12 with a piece from Bridge Project’s first Community Engagement Residency.

— Maxine Marshall

“Radical Movements: Gender and Politics”: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 3-4; preshow salon 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10; 8 p.m. Nov. 10-11. $20-$35. CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.; 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. $20-$35. Joe Goode Annex, 499 Alabama St., S.F. www.hopemohr.org