Call for Submissions!

Looking for dance artists who want to present their work (in progress or otherwise) at our evening of dance showings SUNDAY AUGUST 18 at 8pm. We held a very successful evening of sharing what local dance artists are up to with the Montpelier and surrounding area this Winter. It was titled "I Love What You're Doing" and the response was so positive we're offering a part 2 this summer!

Please submit any ideas and questions to curator Emma Manion at No formal submission materials required, but the deadline is July 1. Did you need a reason for that extra push to create new work? VDA members are encouraged to collaborate with one another for this!

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Bio: A Vermont native with a B.A. in Dance and Humanities from Bennington College, Emma Manion exercises a lifelong fascination with the human body’s composition, capabilities, means of creative expression, and direct link to quality of life. Her work as a Dance Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Choreographer illustrates her passion for moving with mechanical thoughtfulness, questions and intentions. Emma has collaborated with a number of fellow artists and companies including San Francisco-based Rhythm and Motion, Modern On Command, Carolé Acuña Dance Theater, and traveled as a backup dancer for musicians Kerli and Pasquale Esponito. In her solo craftwork, Emma blends technical training with playful intuitiveness to explore selected inquiries more than creating declaration-based work. Her dances often involve theatrics, are always set, but elements of improv have been (bravely!) showing up lately.. As a VDA member: “I moved back to VT in March '17 after a decade of jumping around in CA. Currently splitting my time between my native Montpelier and the Calais woods, I'm teaching Dance (Sundays, 11a, at CDFS and Wednesdays, 4:30p at Zenith!) and Fitness (group and PT workouts at Studio Zenith!). Aiming to discover/cultivate a full & forward moving dance career, community, and place of inspiring exploration back in my old stomping grounds. I'm excited for VDA to be a part of my new work and play chapter, to meet and collaborate with all walks of artists and dancers alike. Always craving continued education, inspiration from, and ways to support other creatives and movement pros.”

Participating artists

Hannah Christine has been studying and performing Middle Eastern and fusion belly dance since 2005. She has studied under Ishara Gamal, Sahira Zedara, Naraya Ligouri of Vadalna Dance Company, and Aria Michaels Paradise and her dance company, Abraxas. She is a current student of Amity Alize and a member of Raq-On Dance’s student Troupe, the Raq-ettes, which performs folkloric and modern Middle Eastern Dance styles throughout the Northeast. Hannah also has a love for improvisational and experimental dance forms and is looking to collaborate with other Central Vermont dancers.

I grew up in Upstate NY, and danced. I spent my undergrad at SUNY Geneseo, and danced. I moved to NYC, and danced and danced. And now I’m here, and I’ll dance some more.

I am a movement enthusiast. I have studied Afro Brazilian, Afro Cuban, Samba, Capoeira, House, Modern and Butoh. I am currently teaching at Contemporary Dance and Fitness and Studio Zenith in Montpelier. I hope to find dancers and choreographers to work with and create more opportunities for performance. I also enjoy comedy and aspects of theater. I enjoy somatic practices and authentic movement. I am also a personal trainer, energy worker, mother and doula.


July 1–21, 2019


Free/by donation for the audience. Unpaid for performers.


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Published June 14, 2019