Many credit the Greek poet Sappho with inventing the “lyric I,” a point of view anchored in the first person singular. Sappho’s work is intimate and private. She writes about the urgent needs of the body. She helped begin the tradition of the poet as a solitary creature of feeling.
What does the "lyric I" mean today?
How can we accept Sappho's invitation into embodiment? Or have our modern, Western habits of selfhood closed us off from her vision of freedom?
extreme lyric I is inspired by and features Anne Carson's translations of Sappho. The work features will be performed for small audiences in the round.
Performers: Rose Huey, Tara McArthur, Suzette Sagisi, Jane Selna, Karla Quintero
Collaborators: Tiffany Amundson, Theodore Hulsker, Tony Shayne
Hope Mohr Dance, Resident Company at ODC, recently "marked a huge milestone; a decade of creative collaboration and boundary-pushing art making." (SF/Arts). Hope Mohr is a choreographer, curator, and writer. HMD's mission to create, present and foster outstanding art at the intersection of the body and the brain. www.hopemohr.org
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