Dance artist Sara Wookey speaks from her interest in the ways that dance enlivens the social in intimate, playful and engaging ways. She presents some of her recent projects in order to prompt musings about what dance can be, and explore modes of working as a dance artist across different spatial contexts – such as civic public spaces and private museum spaces. In 2014 Sara had recently relocated to London and brought this cross-continental perspective to the talk.
Sara Wookey is a dancer and choreographer based between Los Angeles and London. Her training as a dancer and her formative experience of ten years spent living and working in Amsterdam – where she ran a dance company and taught at the School for New Dance Development – are key influences for her. Her choreography has been presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, REDCAT and the Hammer Museum. She is a founding member of the Choreographer’s Working Group and a certified teacher of Yvonne Rainer’s seminal dance work Trio A (1966). Sara works within the regions of the Midwest, Canada, and Europe. She is also a square dance caller in training.
As published in 2014.