Divining Triptychs: Printmaking, Dance, and Poetry Across Millennia:
works by Robert Woods, Lucinda Weaver, and Alan Bern
November 22, 2018
Friday, November 22, at [time]
[price if there is one]
[name of Napoli sponsor organization] will host a multimedia exhibition and live event featuring the work of poet and storyteller Alan Bern; dancer and choreographer Lucinda Weaver; and artist Robert Woods. All three have been working along parallel lines and weaving their work together in site-specific collaborations. Woods and Bern have worked together under the fine publishing imprint Lines & Faces (linesandfaces.com) for more than forty years. Weaver, who danced with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, has performed together with Bern for fifteen years as PACES: dance & poetry fit to the space. On November 22, 2018, at [time], Bern and Weaver will perform a dance/poetry collaboration based on Lines & Faces broadsides, illustrated by Robert Woods, that feature Bern’s translations of Dante and his poem “Dialogue,” a dramatic exchange between Hildegard of Bingen and St. Francis of Assisi.
Thursday, November 22, at _____[time]
[price if there is one]
Lucinda Weaver grew up dancing in Berkeley, California. She studied at the University of California at Berkeley with David Wood and in New York City, where she met Margaret Jenkins who invited her to be a founding member of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company in San Francisco. She then lived in Europe where she worked and performed as a solo dancer/choreographer. Currently, she is on the guest faculty of the Accademia Teatro Dimitri, a physical theater university in Switzerland.
Robert Woods worked as a printer for over thirty years at Madison Street Press in Oakland, California. Robert trained as both a fine artist and craftsman at the University of California at Santa Barbara and with a number of practicing artists. He is a painter, sculptor, wood engraver and printmaker.
Alan Bern is a recently retired Children’s Librarian from the Berkeley (California) Public Library. He worked in public libraries in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years in a variety of jobs. He is a poet and has two books published by Fithian Press: No no the saddest (2004) & Waterwalking in Berkeley (2007). A third book, greater distance and other poems (2015) was published by his own press, Lines & Faces, a press and publisher specializing in illustrated poetry broadsides, collaborating with the artist Robert Woods, linesandfaces.com. Alan is also a performer working with the dancer, Lucinda Weaver, as PACES: dance & poetry fit to the space and with musicians from Composing Together, http://composingtogether.org/workshops/48-my-words-my-music