In 1974 Sally Nash, a well-known choreographer, performer, and teacher in the D.C. area moved to Rappahannock County and established the Last-Minute Wood Co. This dance/theater group performed under her direction at home and on tour for the next 25 years. The work they did together after 1991 was powerfully influenced by Nash's practice as a Feldenkrais teacher. In 1989 she founded Workspace for Choreographers, an artists' retreat in the Blue Ridge that supports experimentation with new ideas.
Thirteen years ago, she stumbled on a fascination with painting that circled back to early childhood, a time of discovery. The aspects of painting that reflect movement interested her most: movement of pigment, water, herself. The images, as in her choreography, have references to reality, both inner and outer, without literally representing it. Her work has been shown at locally at Middle Street Gallery, the Packing Shed, Longview Gallery, Artists of Rappahannock County 2006, and Workspace for Choreographers, at the Vine Arts Exhibit in Culpeper, the UVA Cancer Center in Charlottesville, and at Linden Vineyard.
Sally Nash and her sister Maggie Kast have collaborated on a project that is being performed at 32nd&Urban on October 27.