Performance at the Duckworth Museum

In Site
A Performance for the Duckworth Museum, by Nicole Dagesse, Jessie Owens, Danielle Tekut & Hanna Satterlee

This group of artists and improvisers meet during the beauty of Vermont's spring and summer months to explore site, landscape and movement performance throughout New England. Each venue is met with both choreographed material as well as new movement scores specific to the space, weather, and people who will join the performance offering.

After researching both the Duckworth's current exhibition as well as the spaces within and outside the building, the performance In Site has been created as a traveling movement tour. The audience is invited to feel, question, witness and locomote alongisde the dancing through this moving journey. In Site mixes themes and choreography from some of the four dancers' previous works, threading sections of material together to create a cohesive whole.

Please stay to meet the artists, enjoy a light reception, and engage in the museum's Q & A with the dancers.

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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 holds a Masters in Fine Arts/Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College (VT/WA) and 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. Now based in Burlington Vermont, Hanna is the current director of 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. In addition, Hanna teaches and performs on freelance basis. Join her for GARDEN DANCES this July and August at the Horsford Nursery in Charlotte VT! More info under the events tab on this website.

Participating artists

Danielle Tekut received a BA in dance from Smith College and is currently pursuing her MSW from the Smith College School for Social Work. Her work explores the narratives we hold/embody through solo, duet, and improvisation forms. She is a member of and creative collaborator within ERGO movement.

Jessie Owens is the founder of Ergo Movement, a collaborative performance project based in Burlington, Vermont. She holds a BA in Dance from Smith College, where she attended as an Ada Comstock, or non-traditional scholar. She is the current Vice President of the Vermont Dance Alliance, where she is working to support dance in all of its forms.

Nicole Dagesse is a Vermont native whose rural upbringing in the forests and fields is a direct inspiration for her movement style and choreographic desires. Combining her training in Modern Dance, Contact Improvisation, and Aerial Dance, Nicole approaches each new site with inquisitive play and rigorous movement research. Nicole earned her BFA in Dance and BS in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she was immersed in the creativity of the local dance scene. Nicole cites Wire Monkey Dance as a major influence in her work. It was while playing on the scaffolding that her 3-dimensional movement patterns began to develop, and her love of partnering work took flight. After several years dancing in the Boston area, Nicole felt it was time to continue her dance education as an artist and teacher, and moved to Boulder, Co. to pursue an MFA in Site Dance and Somatic Practices. The rugged terrain and the endless blue skies provided the perfect opportunity to hone her voice as a site artist. The grounding and balancing study of the Alexander Technique was a necessary complement to her physically demanding work, and Nicole was increasingly interested...

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