Karen Sherman: One with Others

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Dance, words, and scrap wood are the raw materials for One with Others, an examination of who we become due to the choices we make — or that others make for us. Crude, handmade wooden appendages — part prop, part prosthetic, part costume —stand alongside text and choreography to form a trio of jerry-rigged tools that dismantle and cobble back together affinities, art, and what it means to be seen, handled, used, and needed.

I think often of [Karen Sherman] as a working man’s choreographer, as she is as inspired by hard physical labor as she is by creating movement/performance in a studio. It’s as if she emerged out of the lumber camps of the Northwest or the tool and dye shops of Detroit. One with Others is a chamber of work for three dancers, and a unique quality about this work is that she extends the line and the form of the body with her handmade wooden appendages. This would be a not-to-be-missed event for me.
—Ben Johnson, independent curator and arts programmer based in Los Angeles for Portland Monthly

Date & Time

May 2 & 3, 7:30 pm


$15 Adult
$10 DW Members/Students/Seniors

*PLEASE NOTE: This is a Houston Astros home game weekend. Please allow extra time for parking and follow all signs. Street parking around The Barn is not allowed on game days (and you will be towed). $5 pay lots are available within easy walking distance.


The Barn
2201 Preston
Houston, TX  77003

Additional Information

65 minute performance, to be followed by a talk-back with Karen Sherman

Karen Sherman’s web site


mnartists.org (11/5/2013)
“Being Karen Sherman” by Lightsey Darst

Oregon ArtsWatch (9/26/13)

Portland Monthly (9/2013)