upon hearing is a 20 minute dance work choreographed and directed by hannah m. ayasse. it is the culmination of a year of listening to stories of strangers and friends and reflecting upon the experience and role of a listener. it is a meditation on identity, empathy, poetry, and movement. information on the choreographic process and […]Read more "upon hearing"
here is a video of three works included in the GW Dance Festival Spring 2016. upon hearing begins at 30:06 here is a full description, reflection, and assessment of the process and product: Thesis Portfolio PaperRead more "upon hearing // an honors thesis in dance within the GW Dance Festival 2016"
Marin Leggat Roper, MFA, CLMA dance artist & educator “Thank you for reminding us that empathy can be physical, that it is in our cells.” Mary Buckley, Associate Professor, Dance Director, International Arts & Culture Women’s Leadership Program The George Washington University “I was blown away by your dance thesis showing tonight; it is sophisticated, […]Read more "reviews"
Choreographer: Hannah Ayasse Stage Manager: Kendall Coniaris Assistant Stage Manager: Linda Ryan Lighting Design/Master Electrician: Kaiylah Watts Sound Design: Hannah Ayasse, Danny Debner Costume Design: Judy Hansen, Grace Mitchell Sound Technician: Alexandria Taliaferro House Crew: Madelyn Ashworth Music: City of the Sun, Evenings, Made In Heights, Pascaal, SoundFORMovement, STWO Dancers: Emily Ariz, Hannah Ayasse, Melanie Eccles, […]Read more "who’s who"
along with the GW Dance Festival program, all audience members who attended upon hearing received a booklet with the poems in the order that they were performed. here are all of the poems formatted for printing: thesis poem booklet here is the original prompt that poets from the GW Spoken Word Collective responded to in order […]Read more "poems"
photos email notice upon hearing an honors thesis in dance movement choreographed and poetry curated by hannah ayasse the final event in the Department of Theatre & Dance GW Dance Festival 2016 when: friday april 22 // 7:00p (doors open 6:30p) saturday april 23 // 1:00p (doors open 12:30p) each performance will last 20 […]Read more "promotional materials"