Garden Dances Public Performance!

Garden Dances Public Performance!
Sun July 26: 7-8pm
By donation- Partial performance proceeds will go to the SUSU Heals collective's BIPOC Food and Land Sovereignty Fund.

Come delight in an immersive moving performance tour throughout the beautiful Horsford Gardens and Nursery in Charlotte Vermont. The evening will feature dances by nine Vermont dance artists: Annette Urbschat, Elizabeth Marie Seyler, Bronwyn Sims, Kristen Brownlow, Sakshi Keeton, Frances Alani, Elizabeth Mahnker, Elise Simone, and Candace Portnoff. Directed by choreographer Hanna Satterlee, accompanied by Jane Kittredge on live violin! Rain or Shine.

Please note this performance is SOLD OUT as audience size is limited due to COVID-19.

Stay tuned for the film release!

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Choreographer and dancer Hanna Satterlee grew up in East Montpelier, Vermont and has spent many years traveling through dance, both nationally and internationally. Hanna has produced her own choreographic and dance installation work, and has performed with professional companies in Vienna Austria, Stolzenhagen Germany, Baltimore, Manhattan, Brooklyn, San Francisco and throughout the state of Vermont. In May 2017 Hanna founded the Vermont Dance Alliance, with a strong belief that the culture of dance will continue to flourish and expand throughout the edges of our beautiful state. Hanna serves as the Executive Director, both managing a statewide network of dance artists, partners and patrons, as well as producing and curating high-quality dance events and opportunities for the public. Hanna is as passionate for the form of dance as she is in connecting people to it. Hanna holds degrees and certifications in dance therapy, psychology, performance, choreography, vinyassa/yin/restorative yoga, non-profit management and arts integration. Hanna shares these passions as an intergenerational educator, interdisciplinary performer and collaborator, experimental curator and event producer. Join Hanna during this time of social distancing for movement classes online! Please email for more information, or follow her on instagram @hannasatt

Participating artists

Bronwyn Sims is a creator, actor, choreographer, and educator. She has appeared in film and on television including a role in the Emmy award winning first season of The Sopranos. Her NYC stage credits include; New York City Opera at Lincoln Center, National Black Theatre of Harlem, BAAD ( Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance) Dixon Place, The Kitchen, La Mama. Regional stage credits include: Philadelphia Zoo, Opera Philadelphia, American Repertory Theatre, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Fringe Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barnes Foundation, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, GF&Co, Great River Theater Festival, Main Street Arts, Speakeasy Stage Company, Berkshire Fringe Festival, Rochester Fringe Festival, The Celebration Barn, Apron Theater Company, Raven Theatrical and a European tour with Sandglass Theatre. Bronwyn was on the faculty at The Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training in Philadelphia Pa teaching acrobatics and movement. She was a Lecturer in Acting at Yale School of Drama, and was on the faculty at New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA). She also was a Lecturer in Stage Management at Yale School of Drama and has conducted guest master classes, throughout New England, New York, Pennsylvania and Colorado. She is a teaching artist with The Weston Playhouse. Her choreography and production...

Elizabeth Mahnker is a dancer, dance instructor, and choreographer from North East Vermont specializing in ballet and contemporary techniques. Elizabeth believes that dancing is for everyone and that it is one of the most crucial art forms to keep alive. Elizabeth has performed with the Lyndon Institute "Pulse Dance Company", Creative Edge Dance Studio, and Burklyn Ballet Theatre. She has also lead and performed with the Lyndon Dance Collective, and Vermont Tiny Toes Ballet. Find Elizabeth on Instagram: @mahnkerdancer

Elizabeth M. Seyler, PhD, is a dancer, writer, editor, and instructor. Since 2002, she has specialized in dancing and teaching gender-neutral Argentine tango. Her latest love is loosely structured movement improvisation for play and performance. Elizabeth works as an assistant editor and proofreader at Seven Days, an associate editor at Dance Chronicle, a freelance writer, and a part-time tango instructor. She holds a PhD in dance from Temple University, an MEd from the University of Vermont, and a BA from Cornell University.

I have been a dancer and a mover in one form or another all of my life. I am fascinated with how I relate to and express myself in the world through the body and am always looking for ways to facilitate this curiosity and investigation for others. I believe that developing the intuitive wisdom and creative expression of the physical body is a crucial aspect of human health and integrity. Currently I lead conscious dance exploration, yoga and meditation classes, often melding disciplines. My movement work is deeply informed by my experience as a yoga therapist and a bodyworker specializing in CranioSacral work and therapeutic massage. I completed my most recent dance facilitation training with the school of Meditation Moves out of Calgary Canada. I have lead movement exploration classes and retreats in multiple venues in Vermont and Colorado and more recently in South and Central America and Southern Europe.


July 26, 2020
7:00–8:00 PM


Performance by donation from audience. Performance proceeds will go to Vermont Energy & Climate Action Network.


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Published April 23, 2019