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 and is currently Chair of the Development Committee.

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

I am a native Vermonter who is passionate about all aspects of dance. I currently teach classes at Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio in Montpelier - ballet, contemporary ballet, and modern. In addition to teaching, I am always developing my own choreography.

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 is a Brazilian-born choreographer who is interested in creating works that challenge her kinetic approach in dance. Higa earned her MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and a B.S in Chemical Engineering while still leaving in Brazil. She is the founder and artistic director of PH Dance & Ers as well as the founder of Encounters, an improvisational ensemble where two musicians and a dancer meet to improvise without a pre-determined score. Currently, Higa is a faculty member at the Music & Dance Department at the University of Vermont.

Bringing Dance to Life! VDA proudly serves its members, cheering on their art and creating opportunities to feature their forms. Vda sends a free weekly e-newsletter to announce events throughout the state of Vermont, as events are always open to the public. Sign up at the bottom of this page to be included, and look for our emails! Dance Alliance members are featured here on our website, with tabs to view their upcoming events and drop-in friendly classes and workshops. More dance in more places, more of the time! We hope you will join us!

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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