In conjunction with her exhibition, Sanaz Mazinani: Threshold, Mazinani has invited contemporary dancer
Bobbi Jene Smith to choreograph a performance that engages Threshold both thematically and physically.
About the artists
Sanaz Mazinani is a San Francisco-based artist. She works primarily in
photography, video and large-scale installations. Her practice explores the
relationship between perception and representation, responding to site, sight
and insight, especially in relation to digital culture. She has received awards
and honors from the Canada Council for the Arts, D.C. Commission for the Arts
and Humanities, Kala Art Institute, Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize,
Stanford University and San Francisco Arts Commission.
Bobbi Jene Smith
danced with the Batsheva Dance Company based in Tel Aviv, Israel since 2006,
and is authorized by Ohad Naharin to teach his Gaga movement language and set
his choreography. Her early dance training took place at the Royal Winnipeg
Ballet School, North Carolina School of the Arts and The Juilliard School,
under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes.