Rosemary Hannon



Rosemary Hannon is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher, who has studied Contact Improvisation since the late 1990’s. She has been lucky to learn from, perform with, and be influenced by long-time CI investigators: Vitali Kononov, Nita Little, Scott Wells, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Nancy Stark Smith, Cate Caraker, Katarina Eriksson, Ray Chung, Karl Frost, Karen Nelson, Frey Faust, Kira Kirsch, Kristen Greco, and Miriam Wolodarski, among others. She has taught CI since 2004 when she assisted Vitali Kononov’s teaching at the American Dance Festival. She rotates her teaching among weekly CI classes in the Bay Area at ODC, CounterPulse, Finnish Hall, and 8th Street Studio. She has also taught at colleges and festivals including: The West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival and Jam, The Sierra Contact Festival, The Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation. As an Axis Syllabus teacher-candidate, she facilitates work groups studying human movement and applying practical anatomical principals to dance. She has also spent the last 20 years teaching dance to children and working with arts education organizations. She holds an MA in Education from the University of San Francisco. Her performance work has enjoyed residencies at DancGround Keriac, SafeHouse for the Arts and Studio 210. Her 2014 piece, ‘Gallus Gallus Domesticus,’ was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award. She is currently working on a performance project in collaboration with Miriam Wolodarski titled, ‘Crane & Crocodile 2.1: Domestic Interrogations’, also known as ‘last year’s show’. She also has a long history of performing in the work of other choreographers including Scott Wells & Dancers, Christine Bonansea, Nita Little, Avy K Productions, and Alma Esperanza Cunningham Movement.

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