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In 2019 Sara will be presenting part of her thesis research- “Moving Prana: Dance, Yoga, Life, and Artistry”. Dance engages, questions, makes sense of, and expands our understanding of how one energetically and artistically confronts the meaning of existence. In this presentation, she will describe how yogic philosophy, ritual and metaphor influence my artistic (teaching, choreography and performance) endeavors, surrendering to the unknown of making art in a form that utilizes the body as the medium for creation. She will additionally address how her interests as a dance artist have impacted her teaching practice, and how her creative research comes alive in the classroom environment. 

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Sara and fellow Portland based dance artist, Rachel Slater performed a duet "Grin and Bear' created in collaboration with International Artist, Rachel Erdos (TLV). This duet explores what it means to "grin and bear" it, and was created during an intensive two-week residency with Erdos.

In February 2016, Sara performed with  Tere Mathern Dance  in Portland, OR in premiering her show, Edge Effects. In this interdisciplinary work, Mathern explored the "transformative spaces between one body, one system, one place and another; the boarders and edges where expectations unravel, conflict surfaces, and imagination simmers.". Choreography by Tere Mathern; Sound by  Roland Ventura Toledo ; Film by Sophia Wright Emigh; Performance by Lyra Butler-Denman, Canessa Vogel, Dar VeJon Jones, Lena Traenkenschuh, and Sara Parker.

In February 2016, Sara performed with Tere Mathern Dance in Portland, OR in premiering her show, Edge Effects. In this interdisciplinary work, Mathern explored the "transformative spaces between one body, one system, one place and another; the boarders and edges where expectations unravel, conflict surfaces, and imagination simmers.". Choreography by Tere Mathern; Sound by Roland Ventura Toledo; Film by Sophia Wright Emigh; Performance by Lyra Butler-Denman, Canessa Vogel, Dar VeJon Jones, Lena Traenkenschuh, and Sara Parker.


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In November 2014, Sara collaborated alongside friend, mentor and peer Molly Heller (www.mollyheller.com) in producing their graduate thesis concert 'If a Snake Should Bite'. Working with dancers from the University of Utah, Sara further explored and defined her thesis research inspired by the different systems of yoga, the work of C.G Jung, imagery, metaphor, storytelling, and ritual.