<img src="http://www.criticaldance.com/interviews/2003/images/Pearson_Widrig_LotsWife_000.jpg" alt="" /> An Interview with Sara Pearson
by Donald Hutera
Sara Pearson, originally from Minnesota, and Swiss-born Patrik Widrig have been working as a team since 1987. The pair met while studying with Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis in New York circa 1985. Touring extensively throughout the US, Europe, Asia, Latin America and New Zealand, the eponymous company they formed two years later has acquired an international following for work which aims to transform the familiar into the mysterious, the subversive, and the intimate. Additionally they have become well known for intriguing site-specific works and community performance residencies which combine dance, music, text, and video and involve volunteer community participants.
The Return of Lot’s Wife, the piece Pearson and Widrig bring to Umbrella 2003, premiered just this year. click for more