Introducing: HYMN

"But have you heard about the choreographer Anneke Hansen, or the Irondale Center in Fort Greene? She’ll present her new work hymn December 2–5, and I think her delicately and carefully layered phrasework would be perfect for the elegantly aging theater. Hansen comes from a strong New York tradition of nuanced movement. She’s worth paying attention to."

-- Claudia LaRocco, ArtForum Fall Performance Preview  I  August 27, 2015

6 performances December 2nd through 5th
@ The Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY
Tickets ON SALE NOW!  I  
$20, $15 students + dancers

Wednesday December 2nd @ 8pm
Thursday December 3rd @ 8pm
Friday December 4th @ 7pm + 9pm
Saturday December 5th @ 7pm + 9pm


hymn is an evening-length dance choreographed by Anneke Hansen. Devised as a solo, it will be performed by two women and four 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
LIGHTING DESIGN: Miriam Nilofa Crowe
SOUND DESIGN & MUSIC: Nick Yulman
REHEARSAL DIRECTION + DRAMATURGY: Belinda He
PHOTOS + VIDEO: Matt Harvey
PARACHUTE RIGGING: Bryan Fox
STAGE MANAGER: Susanna Margardia