Pussy Willow (2015)

Pussy Willow, a solo by Hope Goldman, is a tongue in cheek exploration of dance forms. Recognizable contemporary dance tropes evolve, transform, and are presented with equal value to more nuanced and idiosyncratic movement. Without concern for the viewers' sense of the valuable or appropriate way to dance, Hope performs Pussy Willow with a committed presence that is rid of irony.

"Dressed up in tiny shorts and a sequinned gold blouse, Goldman’s smart use of gesture, mixed with classical dance technique, mixed with just the right amount of weird is spot on."

Lauren Warnecke, Art Intercepts

This project was partially supported by the In the Works Residency from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.