The 8th Annual Dance Showcase - Embracing Inclusion through Movement

The 8th Annual Dance Showcase
Embracing Inclusion through Movement
to benefit Vermont Family Network & Puppets in Education

Featuring: Bryce Dance Company of NYC, Di'Ahna Restry & Liam Reddy of Boston, Cult of Yes and Kali Maat from Montreal, Kala Seraphin from Montreal, "She Awakens" - Eliza Luminara and Elisheva of New England, Nicole Dagesse and Hanna Satterlee, Christina Kelly, Ana Maria & De Train, Cobra Gymnastics & Dance Center, Shelby Jones, Celtic Company from Green Mountain Performing Arts, Arunima Dasgupta, Haley Bradstreet & Robin Riley, Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater, Toby MacNutt, Champlain College Dance Team, PH Dance & Ers, Dream City Dance, Candace Fugazy & Abby Pepin, Ballet Viridis, HIGHSTEPPERS, Blue Moon Company and The Accaliae.

100% of proceeds will support Vermont Family Network (VFN) & Puppets in Education (PiE). VFN empowers and supports all Vermont families of children with special needs so that all children reach their full potential. PiE teaches children how to keep themselves safe and healthy and to appreciate each others differences. With life-sized puppets, PiE reaches over 10,000 children each year throughout VT, NH & NY with their 22 programs, including: disability awareness; abuse prevention; bullies & school safety; cultural diversity; healthy bodies; children's mental health; alcohol, tobacco & drug prevention; Blue (keeping Lake Champlain clean and blue) and demystifying autism. For more information and

Thank you to Sponsors: Main Street Landing (Host Sponsor) & City Market (Food Sponsor).

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I am one half of the dark, theatrical, fusion dance company, The Accaliae. The Accaliae bring together passion, steadfastness and serenity to create a dark, theatrical side of belly dance. Along the way they have entranced innocents, battled creatures of the Underdark, re-birthed civilization and invoked the elements.

Participating artists

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.

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.

I'm interested in: what defines a body? How do our bodies relate us - to each other, the world? My training and experience includes a wide breadth of contemporary, improvisational, and adaptive styles, with a childhood foundation in ballet, jazz, and modern dance. I have studied with integrated companies such as AXIS Dance, Stopgap, Candoco, as well as individual teachers, choreographers, and experienced performance mentors. My performance history ranges from yoga studios in small Vermont towns to Danspace St Mark's in New York City to festivals in the UK and Germany. I am available to teach - dance topics, adaptive strategies, and more; to perform; or to engage in the creation of new work.


February 17, 2018
7:00–9:00 PM


Tickets: $25 in advance, $28 at the door. Tickets Available at Vermont Family Network, (802) 876-5315 x247 or at the Flynn Theater Box Office and



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Published January 3, 2018