A Duet: Yourself

choreographed and performed by Hannah Ayasse and Maranda Barry, Spring 2019

West Wave Dance Festival, Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco, CA April 2019

Filmed by Mark McBeth Projects

SAFEhouse Arts Spring Resident Artists' Workshop March 2019

Filmed by Mark Mcbeth Projects

Photo by Sacha Pfeufer

Vague Clarities

choreographed by Hannah Ayasse in collaboration with the dancers — Dominique Nigro, Andrew Rose, Gwen Hornig, and Katherine Neumann

a devised dance work which explores the alchemy that occurs when opposite forces share space and co-create

Vague Clarities, Site Specific 2019

Adapted for the Log Playground, Albany Bulb for the Bulbfest 2019

Photo by Sarah Lin

Video by Dustin Ordway

Vague Clarities - sample of evening length work 2018

Choreography by Hannah Ayasse in collaboration with the dancers, presented by SAFEhouse Arts Fall 2018 Resident Artist Workshop

Photo by Brooke Stoker

Filmed by Mark McBeth Projects

Music by Steve Reich, Colin Currie Group, The Westerlies

Edits by Hannah Ayasse

Upon Hearing | 2016 - ongoing

Photo by Kelly Ward

Photo by Kelly Ward

Upon Hearing: A Solo

a semi-improvisational solo adapted from the original dance work, 2017-ongoing

in which Hannah combines pre-rehearsed choreography with live improvisational choreography based on written stories provided by the audience on the night of performance. Hannah reads the stories for the first time on stage and creates new movement for each iteration of this work. The solo changes in direct response to those who are there to see it live.

Upon Hearing: An Honors Thesis in Dance

choreographed and directed by Hannah Ayasse, The George Washington University, 2016

Upon Hearing is the culmination of a year of methodically collecting stories from strangers and friends and reflecting upon the experience and role of a listener. It is a meditation on identity, empathy, poetry, and movement.

Dancers - Emily Ariz, Hannah Ayasse, Melanie Eccles, Morgan Furnari, Jennifer Meehan

Poets - Hannah Ayasse, Robyn Di Giacinto, Anya Konecki, Connor Muldowney, Linda Ryan, Tanya Thomas, Nayyirah Waheed

Music - Made In Heights, Pascaäl, SoundFORMovement, STWO

Photo - Kayla Williams

Filmed by Christopher Kim and Kayla Williams

Edited by Hannah Ayasse

“Thank you for reminding us that empathy can be physical, that it is in our cells.”
— Marin Leggat Roper, MFA, CLMA

Photo by Kayla Williams