THEOFFCENTER signs on as a community partner for ZEROPOINT – continuing the conversation about hybridity and collaboration, and deepening the connection with our mentors in creating radical and socially conscious work.
Having founded the legendary performance group Contraband from which the likes of Keith Hennessy, Kathleen Hermesdorf and Jess Curtis emerged, Sara Shelton Mann has been developing a hybrid body of knowledge that pulls from extreme dancing and art actions, healing and energy work, and mystical, multi-dimensional performance creations. She teams up with David Szlasa and local collaborators for a new work to premiere at Z Space June 2-4.
I believe that our energetic bodies convey deeper-rooted messages than any culture or identity can express…These messages form stories, and these stories form the “performance”. Like many artists who have spent a lifetime in the heart of their craft, I have come to believe that the exploration of these stories form a vital collective heritage that transcends the artifact of performance. My art is of a piece with my healing work and political engagement: it is meant to reveal and transmit the story of our collective humanity—our potential for excellence, our danger—in a time of global change, chaos, and paradigm shift. It is an antidote to fear, doubt, and greed as the face of who we are. (Sara Shelton Mann)
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