About the Grant

$29,000 to Springboard for the Arts to support Soft Goods (MAP 2016)
$6,550 to general operating support for Karen Sherman

About the Project

A dance/performance work created in collaboration with an ensemble of stage technicians and dancers, Soft Goods is an examination of work, life, loss, and occupational self-obliteration that plays out as a load-in and technical rehearsal for a performance that never happens. It illuminates the choreographic elegance of manual labor, the lonesomeness of theaters, the spectral beauty of a lighting focus, and the human hand behind work. All crew, dancers, designers, and company personnel appear in the piece, making Soft Goods a living product of our work and tool for reflecting on it.

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Springboard for the Arts

Karen Sherman


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