Sara Wookey is a dance artist, public speaker and researcher who makes work for gallery, museum, theater and outdoor spaces. Her work in collaboration with visual artists, architects, urban designers and filmmakers has been shown at, among others, the Hammer Museum, REDCAT, New Museum and Barbican. Her work is currently in the collections at the Van Abbemuseum.
Sara is based in London on a Tier 1 Visa endorsed by Arts Council England and she is the director of Wookey Works, an organisation offering creative services in collaboration with cultural organisations, educational institutions and government agencies. She has worked with Yvonne Rainer since 2010 and is a certified teacher Rainer’s seminal dance work “Trio A” (1966) and other repertoire.
Parallel to her creative and professional practice Sara speaks and writes on issues of economy, labor and value in the arts and consults on public engagement with a concern for preservation of and sustainability in dance. Sara serves on the Board of Governors for the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and the Independent Dance Committee at Equity.
Wookey Works creates platforms of exchange and interaction between artists, institutions and cultural organizations in the UK and US. Its mission is to contribute to the cultural landscape of these, and other, countries in an interest to promote dance as a valuable art form.
Affiliates and Partners include Arts Council England, California Institute of the Arts, Community Redevelopment Agency Los Angeles, Centre for Dance Research (C-Dare) at Coventry University, Greenwich Dance Agency, Metro Creative Services, Performa, Siobhan Davies Dance, Van Abbemuseum, Marres House for Contemporary Culture, Roehampton University, Middlesex University, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, Tate Britain, Tate Modern and Tate St. Ives and Windermere Jetty/Lakeland Arts.