Sara (the smuggler)

By Keith Hennessy, Sara Shelton Mann, and Norman Rutherford

This dynamic solo performance by Sara Shelton Mann pays tribute to her iconic and iconoclastic role in Bay Area and international dance history, starting with her years in NYC with Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis through her decade plus as the choreographer of Contraband to her subsequent collaborations with local and international artists. 

Taking risks with history-making, friendship, and borrowed choreographic structures, Hennessy honors Mann's extraordinary life in dance to create a lasting document of her embodied wit, magic, and intelligence. 

"Read More" page includes: choreographer's notes, performance texts, press coverage, and more.

All photos by Robbie Sweeney, 2015.