A Duet: Yourself
choreographed and performed by Hannah Ayasse and Maranda Barry, Spring 2019
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
Upon Hearing | 2016 - ongoing
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.
Photo by Kayla Williams