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Rosemary Hannon & Miriam Wolodarski


This is It

(2024 World Premiere)

Date(s) & Time(s)
: Sat May 4, 8:00 PM,
Sun May 5, 4:00 PM

Duration: 20 mins w/out intermission
Location: 3316 24th St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: Dance Mission Theater

Shared bill with Aura Fischbeck Dance and Alma Esperanza Cunningham

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Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28

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Artist Information

Choreographers: Rosemary Hannon, Miriam Wolodarski
Dancers: Rosemary Hannon, Miriam Wolodarski

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This is It

"This is a time for dealing with reality as it is, not as you would have it be"
(I Ching 2015).

“But one thing is certain. If one is making something which is to be nothing, the one making must love and be patient with the material he chooses”
(John Cage, Lecture on Nothing 1959).

In 2015 Rosemary Hannon & Miriam Wolodarski started working with these quotes as they reflected on their aesthetic influences and practices. These words continue to frame openings into the unknown. Their moving bodies becomes source material: they practice letting their bodies being shaped through responsive devotion, receptive influence.

Rosemary Hannon & Miriam Wolodarski
Rosemary Hannon and Miriam Wolodarski are two shape-shifters playing possum in the performance of contemporary life. Our collaborative work, ongoing since 2011, sifts through inherited aesthetics, inevitable influences, constructed identities and conflicted responsibilities, searching for new notions of value, turning up old mysteries and abominations. The show “Crane and the Crocodile: Sad Songs and a Heavy Jacket”, performed at CounterPulse in San Francisco in 2012, inspired our perennially in-progress work “Domestic Interrogations”, and lead to the local and international collaborations, “Last Year’s Show” and “How Do We Keep on Dancing?”. We have also developed the dance laboratory “Compostable Feminisms”.

Artist Biographies

Rosemary Hannon (Dancer, Co-Choreographer)
Rosemary Hannon has performed with many Bay Area dance friends. She has also spent the last 20 years working with arts education organizations. Her movement research is inspired by Contact Improvisation practice. She holds an MA in Education from University of San Francisco, an MFA in Dramatic Arts from UC Davis,is currently working on a PhD in Performance Studies at UC Davis, studying scores for dancing outdoors in the wetlands.

Miriam Wolodarski (Dancer, Co-Choreographer)
Miriam Wolodarski is the Artistic Director of the arts organization "Sense Object”. She holds a MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University and a BSS in Political Science from Uppsala Universitet. Her original performance work frames dance as a contemplative practice that offers practitioners, observers, and teachers opportunities to approach socio-political, emotional, and philosophical questions through the body. It has been supported by programs at YBCA, CounterPULSE, TragantDansa, Centre Cívic Barceloneta, and The Hemispheric Institute, among others.

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