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UCIRA Artist Sara Wookey Presents Disappearing Acts & Resurfacing Subjects

Sara Wookey’s new solo performance/lecture:
Disappearing Acts & Resurfacing Subjects: Concerns of (a) Dance Artist(s)

When: MARCH 15 & 16, 8:00PM and
MARCH 17, 4:00PM

Location: Automata Arts in Chinatown
504 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Making its Los Angeles debut as part of Automata’s 2013 Artist-In-Residence
series, following presentations at the Ethics in Aesthetics Conference in Tilburg, the
Netherlands, Disappearing Acts & Resurfacing Subjects: Concerns of (a)
Dance Artist(s) will be shown for three consecutive nights (March 15th & 16th @
8pm and March 17th @ 4pm).

The performance considers dance as a disappearing act, an erasure as construct, and
questions recurring subjects floating in the public sphere- such as the preservation,
ownership, and value of dance itself.

Through image, movement and text, Sara reflects on being a subsidized artist in Europe in the 1990’s, a freelance artist creating site-based projects in Los Angeles, and a selection of responses to her well known Open Letter to Artists. She spins together large themes of legacy in dance, the economic condition of artists, and strategies for making it (including a humorously touching, yet failed, fundraising campaign on Kickstarter), into a digestible, funny and poetic consideration of dance in our time.

SEATING IS LIMITED: Please purchase your tickets in advance at http://

$15 General
$12 Members/Students/Seniors

About the Artist:
Sara Wookey is the Artistic Director of Wookey Works Studio, a small business founded in 1998, as an umbrella organization for her creative work across non-profit, educational, and commercial sectors in the United States, Canada and Europe. Her most recent project reDANCE, is a platform of iconic dance works and processes of the Judson Dance Theater Era performed by another generation of dance artists. Sara lived and worked in Amsterdam, the Netherlands where she created over a dozen dance-theatre works and taught at the Amsterdam School for the Arts from 1996-2006. Since she relocated to Los Angeles her choreographic work has been presented, at among others, Links Hall in Chicago, the Hammer Museum and REDCAT in Los Angeles and she has been a collaborating artist on public art projects and written about labour rights issues for artists. Sara holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Department of World Arts and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. Sara is the founding member of the Choreographers Working Group and one of five certified transmitters of Yvonne Rainer’s Trio A (1966) and the senior researcher to Rainer at the University of California, Irvine. In her spare time she can be found calling square dances at public and private events.

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