2hymn vb

hymn is an evening-length dance choreographed by Anneke Hansen. Devised as a solo, it will be performed by two women and five men. hymn examines devotional acts of physical labor, the unifying commonality of the human form, how the ideas of dissolution and continuance converse, and the ways in which committed effort can amount to the raising of praise. "Womanly" movement vocabulary is transposed to "manly" canvases, and constant abstract action is juxtaposed by more mercurial and poetic dancing. hymn is an exploration of female strength and power, and of masculine sensitivity and sensuousness.

CHOREOGRAPHY: Anneke Hansen


DANCERS: Ezra Goh, Anneke Hansen, Belinda He, Russell Stuart Lilie, Austin Selden, Chafin Seymour


DESIGN: Baille Younkman


SOUND DESIGN & MUSIC: Nick Yulman


REHEARSAL DIRECTION: Belinda He


PHOTOS + VIDEO: Matt Harvey