Moody Center for the Arts

Dimensions Variable

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 – Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018

07:00 PM


Join us for an evening of free public programs featuring dance and music in conjunction with the exhibition Matthew Ritchie: The Demon in the DiagramKelley Deal, lead guitarist of the Breeders, and noted composer and clarinetist Evan Ziporyn, both longtime collaborators with Ritchie, will perform together while discussing the nature of the project. San Francisco-based choreographer Hope Mohr and members of her company, in residence for a week, will perform an original work, highlighting how bodily motion can physically extend the ideas inherent in the work. These innovative creators will perform in the exhibition galleries in response to Ritchie’s installation, supporting the Moody’s goal of generating creativity across and among diverse disciplines.

About Hope Mohr Dance
The mission of Hope Mohr Dance is to create, present and foster outstanding art at the intersection of the body and the brain. Artistic Director Hope Mohr founded the company in 2007 after studying and performing with a number of pioneers of modern dance, including Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown and Lucinda Childs. Her work has recently been presented at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, SFMOMA, Movement Research, ODC Theater and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She has held residencies at Montalvo Arts Center, the Interdisciplinary Laboratory in Art, Nature and Dance, Stanford Arts Institute, the Petronio Residency Center and UCLA's Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance. In January, Mohr will premiere a dance theater adaptation of Ben Lerner novel's Leaving the Atocha Station at Southern Exposure in San Francisco. HMD's equity-driven presenting platform, The Bridge Project, approaches curating as a form of community organizing. Read more.


  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hours change based on exhibition.
  • Free Hours: Always free and open to the public. Closed Sundays, Mondays, University Holidays, and during installation periods. Please check our website to confirm an exhibition is on view before planning your visit.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • The Moody Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Rice University, and is best reached by using Campus Entrance 8 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Street. As you enter campus, the building is on the right, just past the Media Center. There is a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the building. Payment for the Moody Lot is by credit card only. Maps are available at rice.edu/maps

Special Offers / Dining

Moody Cafe
Enjoy a coffee, beverage, or light bite to eat at the Moody Cafe, operated by Salento. The Cafe is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-2pm; visitors are also invited to use the laptop bar overlooking the Central Gallery (with free wi-fi) during open hours.

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