Contemporary Forms is open to all experienced movers, teens through adults. Classes will include a mix of improvisation and phrase work. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for teacher bios and class descriptions posted weekly.
Saturdays | 10:45-12:15 | $18 or a card punch/$15 for college students and seniors | 517 Forest Ave #6, Portland
Contemporary Forms Guest Teaching Artist Schedule:
7/10 – Hannah Wasielewski
7/17 – Heather Stewart
7/24 – Scott McPheeters
7/31 – Hannah Wasielewski
8/7 – Jessie Laurita-Spanglet
8/14 – Julie Fox
8/21 – Scott McPheeters
8/28 – Allie James (Allie will return to teach this class weekly beginning in September)
We are not currently requiring masks for fully vaccinated dancers in the studio, however, everyone should mask when in common spaces such as the lobby and restrooms.
Photo of Hannah Wasielewski by Robbie Sweeny
Hannah Wasielewski (she/her) is a dancer and somatic healer based in Wabanaki Territory/ Portland, ME. Her practice today is centered around contact improvisation, experimental contemporary dance forms, and healing through radical performance. GATEWAY/PORTAL is the platform for her dance teaching work in which the body is the transformative agent. Her class includes improvisation, floorwork, three-dimensional phrasework, nontact contact improvisation, principles of embodiment from the healing arts, craniosacral sensitivity, and attunement to the fluid body. Formally based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she performed collaborative choreographies with Amy Wasielewski in several contexts. As a performer, she has worked with Sara Shelton Mann (CA/Europe), FAKE Company/Kathleen Hermesdorf (CA/Europe), Daiane Lopes da Silva(CA), Sam Stone(CA), and Sara Kraft/ KraftyWorks(CA) and was a company member with Kinetech Arts(CA) for two years. She’s currently working in a collaboration with Kristen Stake (Living Room Dance Collective) here in Portland, ME.
Her work is a deep excavation and unification of her physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies. The seeking never ends