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Sondra Loring

January 28, 2024


Hudson, NY


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Sabine Frid-Bernards

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This interview was conducted with Sondra Loring at her home 15 minutes outside of Huson, NY on January 28, 2024. Sondra was born in Virginia to parents who were from New York; she moved around the country (including Boston and California) before moving to New York City. She discovered dance while living in California, which would become a central part of her life and work. She later moved to New York, where she danced with various companies, started a dance festival, and was heavily involved in the New York City dance scene. She discovered yoga in New York and traveled toIndia for yoga teacher training; she opened a yoga studio in Hudson in 2003which is an active community space, and also teaches yoga and dance in prisons/ detention facilities in the area. She discusses queerness, coming out as a young person and again later in life, becoming a parent, and moving to Hudson with her former partner.

This interview will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn about yoga, dance, and movement, queerness, parenthood, moving to Hudson, and prisons / detention facilities.

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Sabine Frid-Bernards

Sabine Frid-Bernards grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has lived in Brooklyn, New York for twelve years. She attended Oral History Summer School in 2013, and worked for OHSS from 2018 - 2022.

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