Bodily Engagements
January 21st - March 13th, 2016

Making Plain by "Manners" (Lisa Rybovich Cralle and Sophia Wang) with Olive Blackburn and Titania Kumeh.

Making Plain by "Manners" (Lisa Rybovich Cralle and Sophia Wang) with Olive Blackburn and Titania Kumeh.

Bodily Engagements was an eight week series that brought performance and visual art practices into relationship through four dynamic, two-week long projects organized by a talented selection of Bay Area artists: Brontez Purnell and Sophia Wang, Abby Crain, Manners (Lisa Rybovich Crallé/Sophia Wang), and Lauren McKeon and Renée Rhodes. The series was designed to engage audiences in immersive experiences that are at once visual, temporal, and spatial, highlighting a sense of the body through actual performance and performative, physical elements of the work presented.

There were fifteen free public events offered over the course of the series and each project presented a visual art installation to be explored during and outside of scheduled performances.

Support generously provided by The Zellerbach Family Foundation, Kennith Rainin Foundation, and The Clorox Company Foundation.

PRESS: 'Bodily Engagements' is a Dialectic Between Dancers and Sculptors | East Bay Express | Sarah Burke