Dancer flying in the air with one leg up, held by an ensemble of dancers in bright costumes.
Dancer flying in the air with one leg up, held by an ensemble of dancers in bright costumes.
Call for Dancers! SUMMER PERFORMANCE PROJECT: Tell Me How You Breathe

Wondering how to fit dance into your summer? Plan to be in Vermont for June and July and love to perform? Check this out!

Opportunity to be a part of the Vermont Dance Ensemble, directed by Hanna Satterlee of ANIMAL Dance, to join a performance tour with
Loom Ensemble this summer! Loom Ensemble, directed by Neva Cockrell and Raphael Sacks, is working with a core group of professional actors from throughout the US to create the show "Tell Me How You Breathe" for outdoor parks in MA, VT and NY this summer. The Vermont Dance Ensemble will join their show during the first leg of the tour!

About the show "Tell Me How You Breathe:" Wildfires choke the air, police steal breath, and respiratory disease halts business-as-usual. The lungs are the site of interconnectedness and the organ of grief. Though these intersecting crisis were highlighted in 2020, in many ways they continue to intensify. “Who gets to breathe freely, fully, with ease,” is still a necessary question, directly touching on racism, environmental crisis, and public health. In “Tell Me How You Breathe,” Loom Ensemble is bringing a diverse ensemble of professional dance-theater performers into public parks across New England, to move the grief up and out. With the nourishment of participatory ceremony and song, Loom grounds this political conversation in the physical body, to incite the radical act of collectively imagining a more just and beautiful world.


Looking for 5-7 strong movers, ages 16 and up.

Must be available for all rehearsal and performance dates, and is responsible for own transportation- we will try to work out carpooling with the group!

Movement experience required, formal dance training not required!


To apply to be in the ensemble please email Hanna at
1) Your name and age
2) Town you will be commuting from
3) Description of your movement experience, specifically: willingness/comfortability to create movement, improvise, share weight/partner/touch
4) Confirmation of availability for all rehearsal and performance dates.
5) Anything else you would like us to know!


Rehearsal Intensive:

Mondays and Wednesday evenings, 6-8pm

June 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, July 10

July 3 week: TBD depending on group availability

In Burlington VT (outdoor park if clear, indoor studio if rain)


Performance Tour Dates:
(Time is approx 4-830pm on site)

Wed July 12: Ensemble Dress Rehearsal - Springfield or WRJ

Thurs July 13: White River Junction Show

Fri July 14: White River Junction Show

Mon July 17: White River Junction Rain Date OR Off

Thurs July 20: Montpelier Show

Fri July 21: Montpelier Show

Sat July 22: Brattleboro Show

Sun July 23: Brattleboro Show

Mon July 24: Brattleboro Rain Date or Off

Tues July 25: Montpelier Rain Date or Off

Thurs July 27: Essex NY Show

Fri July 28: Essex NY Show

Sat July 29: Burlington Show

Sun July 30: Burlington Show

Mon July 31: Rain Date or Off- either Essex or Burl as needed


Participating Artists