TBA: Karen Sherman
Since TBA has grown into an international festival, we asked curators from around the country to give us the inside scoop on their favorite artists. Read more of their picks.
"I first saw Sherman's work a few years ago in Minneapolis, and was immediately taken by her deadpan humor and the offhand ways she challenges theatrical convention. Her work is postmodern without being presumptuous—something that's really hard to pull off. She's also a set and lighting designer, and it looks like she's using that background for this piece, which incorporates lumber and duct tape. I can't wait to see it." —Jessica Robinson Love, executive and artistic director at San Francisco’s CounterPULSE
"Karen Sherman is one of my favorite choreographers and performers in America, and I am thrilled to see that she is making her TBA debut. I often think of her as a working man’s choreographer, as she is as inspired by hard physical labor as she is inspired by creating movement/performance in a studio. It’s as if she emerged out of the lumber camps of the Northwest or the tool and dye shops of Detroit.One with Others is a chamber work for three dancers, and a unique quality about this work is that she extends the line and the form of the body with her hand made wooden appendages. This would be a not-to-be-missed event for me." —Ben Johnson, independent curator and arts programmer based in Los Angeles