Hannah Rogerson is an Irish creator and performer based between Tilburg in the Netherlands and Kildare in Ireland. Hannah has worked with several companies spanning across the fields of dance, circus, performance art and location theater. The work is often inter-disciplinary and performed outside of the theatre setting.
Hannah has worked with: Cie. Woest (Lucky Shots); Katja Heitmann, (For iTernity and Pandora’s Dropbox); Maiden Voyage Dance Company (choreographers: Lea Anderson, Jack Webb, Eleesha Drennan and a collaboration with the musicians of Hard Rain Ensemble); Irish Modern Dance Theater (Divine Madness), Nick Nikolaou (research for Anatomy of a Night), Justine Doswell (We Couldn’t Fake That/ Corona’s music video and Sky Country) and Attic Projects (Slow Tide).
For me the artist’s job is to gather knowledge: history, futurism, life experiences, personal intuition, the origins of milk, other artists, a movement, nature, the economy, politics, global issues, a ball, an airplane. Digesting this information, the artist then communicates their findings through the best way they can. For me physical performance is one of the most difficult (and most rewarding!) art forms of communication. With no text and with the exact situation occurring only once in space and time, thoughts and ideas are translated directly from one person to another.
Movement is important for me because it’s interpretable by the viewer. Due to the active viewer interpreting; the connection (when it happens) is strong and personal. I love the visceral power of movement and how it fires up the mirror neurons.
TeaTime allows me to hone in on the skill of communicating in this way and to communicate feelings and thoughts that I have found to be important.
“In their reflection the artists reflect on the mirror they hold, which reflects outward.”