This award was generously supported by the Rasmuson Foundation. _
Pat Graney has been creating movement-based work—including ballet, martial arts, and gymnastics—since 1979. In 1990 she founded the Seattle-based Pat Graney dance Company, which has toured extensively in the United States and abroad. Since 1992 Graney and her company have hosted Keeping the Faith, a series of performances and workshops for incarcerated women. Her piece The Vivian Girls, based on the work of “outsider” artist Henry Darger, toured to six U.S. cities in 2004–6.Her 2008 project, House of Mind, is a large-scale installation/performance on the concept of memory.