NACHMO Vermont Performance

See what Vermont choreographers created in our inaugural performance for NACHMO Vermont!

World premiere pieces by:

PH Dance & ErS, Alana Phinney, Willow Wonder, Joy Madden, Hanna Satterlee, Moore Dance, Isadora Snapp, Austin Smith, Current Harbor, Mary Chris DeBelina, Jessie Mills, and We are the Ancestors of the Future.

Presented by Vermont Dance Alliance at Karma Birdhouse

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Joy Madden is a choreographer, performer and bodyworker. She has performed throughout the US and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2001 she co-founded The Moving Laboratory, an innovative performing arts incubator in Boston, MA. She served as the Managing Director of Boston Dance Alliance from 2000-2003. Since moving to Vermont in 2007, her work has been presented by The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington Dances, Arts Riot, The Burlington Fringe Festival, UVM, and The Philly Fringe, among others. In 2014 and 2015, she served as Community Mentor for Stephan Koplowitz’s online course, Creating Site Specific Dance and Performance Works, by California Institute of the Arts. Joy joined the VDA Board of Directors in 2019.

Participating artists

Hello Community! A little background - I earned an MFA from Smith College, a BA from Keene State College, and a diploma in dance studies from London's Trinity Laban Conservatoire. After graduate school, I left New England for New York City, navigated the modern dance scene, fronted a few bands, met my partner and had a baby! After years of swirling around NYC, our little family moved to Ardmore, a suburb of Philadelphia. While pushing the stroller in my new neighborhood, I discovered an idyllic, one-acre park and "park dancing" was born! I began facilitating community dance events inspired by Fluxus art that continued for over three years and gained a following. Alas, we desired a more rural setting for our son's upbringing. My husband, son, shih-tzu and I decided on making Montpelier our home, and we're officially four years in. I look forward to crossing paths with you. Feel free to connect with me via email!

Annalisa Ledson is thrilled to be joining the Vermont Dance community after recently moving to the state from NYC. Annalisa is the co-artistic director of Current Harbor and a choreographer, performer and teaching artist. Collaborator with DanceBARN Collective since 2017 as a participant, guest choreographer and artist in residence. In NYC she has created and performed in new works at; BAM Fischer Hall, HERE, Frieze Arts, Dixon Place, Joe’s Pub, The Tank, Mark Morris and Triskelion. Regional venues in Minnesota, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts and New Jersey. She is National Choreography Month’s Regional Director Coordinator, Producer for NYC and NACHMOx. Currently pursuing M.Ed in Interdisciplinary Studies at University of Vermont. | www.currentharbor.com

Emily Anderson began taking modern dance lessons when she was 7 and never stopped till she graduated from college and became a performer with the Bread and Puppet Theater. She is excited to be a part of NACHMO with her long-time dancing mother, Deanna.

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 hannasatt@gmail.com for more information, or follow her on instagram @hannasatt

Isadora has been teaching, performing, and creating work in Central Vermont since 2010. Based out of Barre, she teaches classes in Montpelier at Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio and has taught at several other Vermont studios over the years. Those studios include Dance Works Academy, Ballet Wolcott, and Stowe Dance Academy. Her main focus as a teacher has been Ballet for the past several years. She is passionate about bringing the artistry and discipline of classical ballet to non-ballet focused dancers. In addition to classical ballet, she teaches contemporary ballet, modern, and jazz. As a mover and choreographer, modern is her true home. Isadora is a co-founder of the Montpelier Movement Project, a collaborative group that has continued to shift and adapt as needed. She is also a Co-Director of the Teen Jazz Company, which the student company affiliated with the Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio - along with Rosemary Leach. In addition to teaching, she enjoys collaborating with other artists to create evening-length dance works. These have included: With Women, DUST, Catching a Glimpse, and Thursdays from 7:00-9:00. Considering the current times, her practice has shifted dramatically. Classes have shifted to virtual offerings that are open to the public. These...

Mary Chris DeBelina Doyle’s focus since 2008 has been primarily teaching children creative dance and raising her growing family. MC studied Biology and Dance at Dartmouth College (B.A. 2005) and combined her two passions at Sarah Lawrence College receiving an MFA in Dance (2008). Her thesis work focused on the links between science and art. Mary Chris founded the Hopkins Center’s Children’s Creative Dance Program at Dartmouth in 2005 and taught every class until 2012 when her family relocated to Philadelphia. As a faculty member at Dartmouth she was fortunate to perform with, and choreograph for, the Dartmouth Dance Theater Ensemble and she was a frequent guest teacher in the advanced modern dance classes. In Philadelphia, MC was fortunate to meet Keila Cordova and was introduced to Dance for PD. She attended the Teacher Training Workshop in Brooklyn in 2013, taught classes in Philadelphia and is excited to be teaching at MSAC this fall. Now in Vermont, MC teaches, dances and performs wherever and whenever she can. She teaches at The Everything Space and Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio. MC (b.1982) was raised in Chicago, Illinois. She attributes her passion, talents, and interests to her greatest teachers:...

Paula Higa, a native of Brazil, has been creating works, teaching and performing for more than 30 years. In 2011, she joined the UVM Dance Program, where she has been teaching dance theory, movement, and performance. She earned her MFA in Dance from UWM, a BS in Chemical Engineering in Brazil, and she is certified in Progressing Ballet Technique. In 2016, she founded her own dance company, PH Dance & ErS as well as Encounters - an improvisational work of music and dance, in collaboration with trumpeter Arthur Brooks, and double bass player Anthony Santor. In the U.S., Higa has performed in the works of Mark Morris, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Larry Keigwin, Jennifer Monson, Tiffany Rhynard, Clare Byrne, among others. Higa is the recipient of NEFA - New England Dance Fund Grant, and UVM - Coor Collaborative Fellows Award. Recently, she had the honor to take part as one of the panelists of Martha Graham - Eve Project, Women in Dance - Here and Now.

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When

February 12, 2020
7:00–9:00 PM

Cost

$10-30 suggested donation. No one turned away!

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Published January 21, 2020