Line of Sighs. Collaboration with choreographer Victor Alexander. Dance performance integrating the conceptual, spatial, rhthmic, and sensual dynamics of weaving and dance. Music by Arianna Brame and Petra Valoma. Performed by Hedwig Dances, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL.
Line of Sighs. Collaboration with choreographer Victor Alexander. Dance performance integrating the conceptual, spatial, rhthmic, and sensual dynamics of weaving and dance. Music by Arianna Brame and Petra Valoma. Performed by Hedwig Dances as a part of Vanishing Points, Hedwig Dances spring produciton, Stage 773, Chicago, IL.
Longing. Installation and performance integrating conceptual, spatial, rhthmic, and sensual dynamics of weaving and dance. Improvisational movement by Victor Alexander and Yismari Ramos Tellez. Music and sound by Arianna Brame and Petra Valoma. Videography by Ian Lucero, with additional camera work by Dalas Verdugo. Filmed at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR. Produced during an artist residency in conjunction with Weaving, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, a retrospective exhibition of the work of weaver Laurie Herrick curated by Namita Gupta Wiggers. Exhibition travelled to Wittman College, Walla Walla, WA, and College of the Redwoods, Eurkea, CA. Video of Longing
Craft Forward. Co-chair with Mark Takiguchi, San Francisco, CA. International symposium on the future of craft held at Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Pre-symposium events included Convenings III, a series of conversations organized in partnership with the American Craft Council, held at CCA, Oakland, CA. Craft Forward
History in the Making: CCA Oral History Project. California College of the Arts. Ongoing collaborative project to collect the oral histories of faculty of California College of the Arts. Research funded by CCA Faculty Development Grant, awarded 2009.
Moving Measure. Collaboration with jazz bassist Jeff Chambers and modern dancer Ramón Ramos Alayo. Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, CA. Funded by grant awarded by CASH, Theatre Bay Area.
The Past in Present Tense: The Baskets of Julia Parker. Guest curator at Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA. Major retrospective of the work of premier Native American basket weaver of California, Julia Parker. Exhibition included over 140 baskets, tools, materials, photographs, and video. Organized public programming in conjunction with exhibition.
Curator, The Mortal Coil: The Ephemeral Basket. Guest curator at Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA. Exhibition included the work of three basket weavers from diverse cultures, Mika Wantanabe, Julia Parker, and Jennifer Martin.