About Hope Mohr Dance
The mission of Hope Mohr Dance is to create and present transformative dance. Founded in 2007, HMD has gained recognition as one of the leading new modern dance companies in the Bay Area, known for its rigorously crafted and emotionally resonant performances. Hope Mohr founded her company after a long performance career with several dance pioneers including Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, Douglas Dunn, and Margaret Jenkins. Mohr was born and raised in San Francisco, and trained at San Francisco Ballet and on scholarship at the Merce Cunningham and Trisha Brown studios in New York.
Rigorously crafted… unusually satisfying
—S.F. Bay Guardian
Recent accomplishments include Mohr’s nomination in 2010 for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award along with poet Brenda Hillman for their original text for Mohr’s Far From Perfect. In 2010 Mohr was an Irvine Fellow at the Sally and Don Lucas Artist residency program at Montalvo Arts Center. Mohr was a 2009 grantee in the Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange (CHIME) program along with mentor Molissa Fenley. The company has received support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Theatre Bay Area, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the Ford Foundation (Employee Match Program), AT&T (Cultural Matching Grant Program), and many generous individuals.
Like Zen Calligraphy
Mohr has facilitated several performance projects with a community component, including Under the skin (2008), featuring an inter-generational cast of traiend dancers and breast cancer survivors, and The Unsayable (2011), which brought together military veterans and dancers to explore stories through movement and text.
HMD has received generous support from:
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Zellerbach Family Foundation
Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grants
Ford Foundation (employee match program)
AT&T Higher Education/Cultural Matching Gift Program
Montalvo Arts Center
Irvine Foundation/Lucas Artist Residency Program at Montalvo Arts Center
Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange Program (CHIME)
Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati (pro bono program)
Staglin Family Vineyard
And many generous individuals