Hope Stone Dance, part of the inaugural Fall 2020 CAMHLAB artist residency presents a work-in-progress Rule #4: Don’t walk on the sidewalk. Filmed at CAMH in November 2020, five women, each in their own sitting room with a chair, a lamp, a newspaper, and a sweater, are alone to reason with themselves, find balance or lose it, choose solitude or ache for connection. This work made by women about women explores the societal idea that women require community and connection, and the absurdities of rules that women feel compelled to follow. This virtual performance is an excerpt of the work, and the full piece will be presented at CAMH in July 2021.
About Hope Stone Dance
Founded in 1997, Hope Stone Dance brought a new energy to Houston’s modern dance scene. Over 20 years later, Hope Stone Dance continues to present work that’s “intellectually challenging, profoundly human and fresh with humor.” The company is recognized for promoting collaboration in Houston’s artistic community, and known as an ensemble with “effortless partnering” and “gorgeous, big-hearted movement.” Hope Stone Dance artists featured in Rule #4: Don’t walk on the sidewalk are Jacquelyne Boe, Kayla Collymore, Rachael Hutto, Lindsey McGill, and Brit Wallis-McGrath.