Vermont Dance Sampler

Vermont Dance Alliance and the Dance Department at the University of Vermont, present dance works by Vermont based artists!
In the September 8th Vermont Dance Sampler performance at the UVM Music Recital Hall, we will be showcasing work by: Erb Dance Company, PH Dance & Ers, Julian Barnett, Danielle Tekut, Toni Nagy, Moving Spirit Dancers, and a new improvisation collective directed by Hanna Satterlee! This group of choreographers represents many districts throughout VT, and bringing together artists from thoughout the state has been a leading force within the mission of VDA! It will be a wonderful evening of diverse artistic expressions.

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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!

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.

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

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...

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.

BA Smith, MA Lesley, EdD Teachers College, Columbia U.. Studied with José Limon, Merce Cunningham, Louis Horst, Murray Louis, Bill Evans, Sydelle Gomberg. • Principal dancer 10 years w. Concert Dance Company, Boston, performing works by Bill Evans, Rudi Perez, Doris Humphrey, Bill T. Jones, Anna Sokolow across northeast and in NYC. • Director of Modern Dance, Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts, 10 years. • Choreographer/ director CHOREO, INC., with works performed across northeast and abroad; recipient of 11 years of Merit Aid grants. • Founded Moving Spirit Dancers in Brunswick ME 2004, performing in 24 different venues across the state; featured in MPBN's Incredible Maine. • Moving Spirit-Vermont founded in 2012, performing at North Universalist Chapel Society of Woodstock, and other Upper Valley venues.

Partners

Founder and Artistic Director of Erb Dance Company, Danielle Erb, was born and raised in Plattsburgh, NY. She started dancing at her mother's dance studio at the age of three, under the instruction of Philip Cole, Olga Bega, and Patty Cross. She later trained at Guibord's School of dance under the instruction of Debbie Guibord, Kathy Koester, and Alice Shoenbek. Danielle focused on the Cole Technique developed by Philip Cole, and continued her training with him in Montreal and at SUNY Plattsburgh. In 2001, Danielle began her training in the dance program at the University at Buffalo. She studied there for three years before transferring to Fordham University, where she trained at the Ailey School, as well as Steps on Broadway. Upon graduation, Danielle lived and worked in the Boston Area for six years, where she taught and choreographed for a variety of dance programs and musical productions. She relocated back to Plattsburgh to raise her family in 2012, and in 2015, joined Bryce Dance Company in Burlington, VT, where she danced prior to choreographer Heather Bryce's relocation to New York City in 2016. Danielle founded Erb Dance Company in 2017, and...

SoBo is a community dance center committed to keeping dance accessible, non-competitive, and a vital part of our social fabric. SoBo hosts daytime and evening classes focused mostly on adults, with some options for children. Participants of all levels, abilities, and ages are welcome! SoBo offers flexible payment options, scholarship and work study opportunities, and maintains a family friendly environment. Our playroom is always open for children to explore while parent’s dance, with free supervision provided during select classes. SoBo is home to Adventures with Super Bee, presenting dance performances for kids in kid friendly spaces, and Change the Channel, an improv and sketch comedy troupe.

The Dance Program at The University of Vermont provides the opportunity to develop and expand technical, creative, and theoretical dance knowledge and facilitates rich and meaningful interaction between students, faculty, guest, and community artists. The heart of the program lies in the practice and theory of modern/contemporary dance, but multiple styles and approaches are offered, including African dance, ballet, Brazilian dance, Capoeira, composition, hip hop, improvisation, site performance, somatics, and more. The Dance Program is part of the Department of Theatre and Dance, and enjoys a close working relationship with the Department of Music as well. UVM Dance offers multiple performances, master classes, and workshops throughout the academic year, often in partnership with the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.

When

September 8, 2018
7:30–9:00 PM

Cost

$5 w/ UVM ID; $15 general admission. TIckets at the door only.

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Published July 18, 2018