Hannah began dancing at four years old. She discovered contemporary dance at age 13 in Shawbrook (Longford, IRL) and realised that this was her way. Her dance path in Ireland was formed thanks to: Celbridge School of Ballet, Inchicore College of Further Education, The Dance Institute, Shawbrook Youth Dance Company and Dublin Youth Dance Company.
Since graduation Hannah has worked with several companies spanning across the fields of dance, circus, performance art and location theater. The work is often inter-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural.
Hannah has worked with location theater Cie. Woest on the performance “Lucky Shots” from 2016. With Katja Heitmann, Hannah has performed “For iTernity” and “Pandora’s Dropbox.” Hannah was involved in the research of Attic Project’s “Villains.” With Maiden Voyage Dance Company (since 2017) Hannah has performed in four works, with choreographers: Lea Anderson, Jack Webb, Eleesha Drennan and a collaboration with musicians Hard Rain Ensemble. In 2019 Hannah performed in Irish Modern Dance Theater’s “Divine Madness”, a quartet with three dancer’s and an opera singer.
Studied: BA Fontys Dance Academy Modern/Dance Theatre
Interests: History Extra Podcasts, Board Games, Reading, Otters.
For me the artist’s job is to constantly 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 circus and dance is one of the most difficult and 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 from one person to another.
For me why the use of movement is important is that it is interpretable by the viewer. Due to the active viewer interpreting; the connection (when it happens) is strong and personal.
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.”