Tread the Tendernob: A performed walking tour exploring shelter, sin, and spirituality in the richest and poorest neighborhoods of San Francisco
Date: Oct 30,2011
Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Sunday, October 30th, 2pm
Rain or Shine
Tour begins and ends at Meridian Gallery
Join us Following the Tour for a Reception
Amy's "Tread the Tendernob" is a performed walking tour through the neighborhood around Meridian Gallery. Amy will take audiences from the brothels to the 5-star hotels, exploring the rich history and evolution of this complex area, then and now.
Amy Lewis uses performance to examine history and presence the celebration of a flawed humanity. For Lewis, the overhaul of history contains the benefit of making ordinary events seem extraordinarily fated, faulting social structures that provide limited choice. Her choreography continually references individual biographies, public, private, or imagined, reinvented in order to influence movement, creating a dichotomy between unemotional, pattern-driven choreography, and linear, dramatic stories. As life is lived through the body, dance becomes an ideal form for expressing what is carried on the inside and presented out.
Lewis began presenting choreography in the Bay Area in 2005, after receiving a BA in theater from UCLA and an MFA in dance from Mills College. Working as an individual artist, Lewis' work has been presented by Women's Work (Shotwell Studios), West Wave Dance Festival, 2006 and 2008 (Project Artaud Theater and YBCA), Dumbo Dance Festival (John Ryan Theater, Brooklyn, NY), and ODC's Pilot Program (ODC Theater). In 2007, she founded Push Up Something Hidden, and has since created four seasons of work, shown at various venues in San Francisco, such as Dance Mission Theater, CELLspace, and Community Music Center. The cultivation of an artistic relationship with composer Bill Wolter has led Lewis to strive to accompany choreography with live music. She has received support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation.