Events Calendar > ODC presents Theater Unplugged
ODC presentsTheater UnpluggedSun. Aug. 25, 2013, 6pm$20 General
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A perennial summer highlight, Theater Unplugged is the fascinating culmination of a two-week, shared residency among two artists curated by ODC Theater Director Christy Bolingbroke. This unduplicated program for carte-blanche dance-making and a one-night only work-in-progress showing offers audiences a rare and candid look into the artistic process. This year's Theater Unplugged features Izzie award winning Pearl Marill and ODC Theater Artist in Residence Hope Mohr.
See new works, hear from the artists and immerse yourself in these choreographers' creative experiences.
"Pearl Marill is a choreographer with a future. Her movement and presentation ideas combine to keep the audience both intrigued and outrightly amused by her stories...that range from the silly to the sublime.." - S.F. Bay Times
"Hope Mohr [is] exquisite, focused and powerful … a mesmerizing performer." - S.F. Bay Guardian
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Pearl Marill is an actress, dancer, and choreographer. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Theater Arts, where she received the Priscilla Newton Scholarship Award for Outstanding Work in The Arts. Pearl attended the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina, and trained at American Conservatory Theater, Bay Area Theater Sports (BATS) in San Francisco, as well as Upright Citizen's Brigade in Los Angeles. In San Francisco, Pearl’s work has been shown at various nightclubs including the DNA lounge, Club Infusion, and The stud, and has shown work at performing arts venues and festivals such as ODC Theater, The Garage, Shotwell Studios, The Women on the Way Festival, StageDor, the Traveling Jewish Theater, CounterPulse, ODC’s Pilot program, WestWave Festival, and in ODC’s House Special program. A runner up in the acclaimed AWARD show at ODC Theater in January, 2012, Pearl was awarded a grant from the Boeng Foundation/Joyce Soho Theater to create new work. Her newest work is a short dance film called Crunch Pop, which can be found circulating popular social media outlets, such as YouTube, Facebook, and vimeo. Pearl Marill won an Isadora Duncan Dance Award (Izzie) in 2013 for "Best Ensemble Performance 2011-1012" for her piece, Missed Connections.
Hope Mohr founded Hope Mohr Dance in 2007 after performing with a number of pioneers of modern dance, including Trisha Brown, Margaret Jenkins, Lucinda Childs, and Douglas Dunn. She trained at San Francisco Ballet School and was introduced to modern dance at Stanford University. After moving to New York, she trained on scholarship at the Merce Cunningham Dance Studio and the Trisha Brown Studio.
Mohr has been presented and commissioned by ODC Theater, Montalvo Arts Center, Stanford University and Alonzo King Lines’ BFA program. She has presented her choreography throughout New York, the Pacific Northwest and the Bay Area. Mohr is currently an artist in residence at ODC Theater. She was a 2010 Irvine Fellow at the Lucas Artist Residency Program at the Montalvo Arts Center and was a 2009 participant in Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange (CHIME) with mentor Molissa Fenley. In 2006, she was an artist-in-residence with the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature and Dance in New York. Mohr and poet Brenda Hillman were nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for their text for Mohr’s Far From Perfect (2010). Mohr’s article “The Language of the Listening Body” was published in Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. Mohr has a B.A. from Stanford and a J.D.from Columbia.