28 Problems with Dayna Hanson

Price: $5

Explore the movement vocabulary and aesthetic logic of Dayna Hanson’s 28 problems.

Join choreographer Dayna Hanson and dancers Madison Haines and Julia Sloane for an immersion into the vocabulary and logic of Hanson’s dance, 28 problems. Based on a sheet of handwritten calculus equations, 28 problems is made up of more than 40 discrete movements.

Participants who register in advance are invited to use GLYPH GIFS, an online bank of 28 problems movement material, to familiarize with the movement vocabulary prior to the workshop. GLYPH GIFS link: http://28problems.daynahanson.com/ 

During the workshop, as participants learn 28 problems material, they’re encouraged to let the mental challenge of executing complex sequences interrupt default learning patterns and suggest new body-mind connections. We’ll dig deep into questions of presence, choreographic detail and texture; participants will disrupt existing choreography with new compositional patterns. By exploring the translation-based methods behind 28 problems and examining Hanson’s idiomatic approach to her source material, participants will walk away with new ideas for generating performance that is rigorous, authentic and vital.

Open to intermediate and advanced movers.


About the artist:
Dayna Hanson is a 2006 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in choreography, 2010 United States Artists Oliver Fellow in Dance, 2012 recipient of Artist Trust’s Arts Innovator Award and 2017 MacDowell Colony Fellow. Based in Seattle, Dayna has been creating dance, performance and film for more than 30 years. From 1994–2006, Dayna was co-artistic director of internationally touring dance theater company 33 Fainting Spells. Her films have screened worldwide, including at New York Film Festival and South by Southwest. In 2017 she wrote, choreographed and directed a dance-driven episode of Room 104, a new HBO series produced by The Duplass Brothers. She is co-founder of Base, a nonprofit art space devoted to elevating experimentation in dance, performance and multidisciplinary art.

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ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

March 30, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am