Site-specific Dance Performance: Sarah Beth Oppenheim
12/19/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM GMT-05:00
1446 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22101
Sarah Beth Oppenheim always begins her creative process with a space that inspires her as if it were calling for movement to activate it. She most frequently finds herself drawn to small spaces where she can imagine immediacy between the performer and the audience. She is interested in exploring how viewers retain the ability to choose what and how they see despite the pathways and sightlines that are predetermined by architecture. In the context of Nature as Prototype, Oppenheim will have an additional factor to consider in the immersive environment created by Yoko K., Adam Nelson, and Grethe Wittrock. Enticed by the many layers of the installation, Oppenheim will choreograph a site-specific dance in response that exposes the raw edges of its making, focusing as much on what is absent as it does on what is present.
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP, space is limtied.
Oppenheim hails from the golden California fields of cowgirls and Cannery Row. She earned her BFA at SUNY Purchase, her MFA at University of Maryland, and she is currently working as a community organizer, comic book editor, and documentary consult for 120 Project - a social justice arts activism platform that uses dance, comics, and dialogue as a premise for community building (120Project.com). Her company Heart Stück Bernie makes site-specific performance art with exposed seams and a highbrow/lowbrow zeitgeist cocktail.