Workshop with Hanna Satterlee
Transform your movement arts and your self, from within.
October 10, 3-5pm: Modern Improvisation, Technique and Composition with Hanna Satterlee. Open to anyone who loves to dance
We will begin this class by acknowledging the space we are in, the people around us, and the current state of our muscles and bones. Improvisation will lead us into discovery of how subconsciously all of these things influence our thoughts and experience, and consciously affect our effort of moving. Once warm and more aware, we will continue the practice of commitment through various technical exercises and technical ideas suited for both the seasoned dancer as well as the passionate mover. Phrasework will be taught, broken up, remixed, and loosely tied together so that at the culmination of class, the movement can influence your own creation. Taking ideas from the start of class and adding them to the choreographed phrases, and to your interpretation of your body at that time in that space with those people, art will be made and expectations will be surrendered.
Hanna was born and raised in Vermont where she discovered her love and passion for movement. This discovery first led her into the worlds of running, gymnastics and musical theater, and later into more technical dance training at the Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio in Montpelier. After studying for seven years at CD & FS, she went to Goucher College in Baltimore to study dance and psychology, finding interest in their link of dance therapy. Taking a concentration on dance therapy, she interned at Bellevue Hospital in NYC, to experience the field in its most dramatic and demanding form, and worked with patients in the methadone clinic, the adult and child's psychiatric ward and the all male prison. After college Hanna became certified in Vinyassa yoga through Laughing Lotus in San Francisco, as a way to continue using movement to help others bring about healing and change.
In addition to these studies, Hanna has traveled through dance to Ghana, West Africa and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to experience how movement contributes to the culture and social intelligence of a community. She has also traveled extensively throughout the United States seeking diverse and unique training. She has danced professionally in NYC, Baltimore, San Francisco, and Vermont, and has produced her own work as a Resident Artist at The Garage in San Francisco, and as a N.A.S.A. awardee at the FlynnSpace in Burlington, Vermont. She is returning to VT after a three year stint living between Montpelier and San Francisco, to act as Artistic Director of Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, and to happily join Big Action Performance Ensemble (Big APE).