Hana van der Kolk
Hana van der Kolk makes performances and situations and sometimes other things like films and pieces of writing on her own and in collaboration with other artists and other people. She approaches her works as documentaries about people and processes and as a means through which to research collectivity, governance, citizenship, consciousness, play, sex-positivity, celebration, humility, music, the body in nature, and stimulating the imagination through embodiment. Paying attention, slowing down, speeding up, subverting her own and others’ conditioning, and creating temporary, collaborative, queer communities are all important parts of her process and events. Generally Hana's projects combine elements of conceptual practice with post-modern dance and take place in a wide-range of important and unimportant theaters, galleries, warehouses, and outdoor public spaces. She received an MFA from UCLA's Department of World Arts and Cultures and has taught internationally including at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam and Williams College. Past collaborators include Layard Thompson, Emily Mast, Chris Kuhl, Jesse Aron Green, Jesse Johnson, Asher Woodworth, Lailye Weidman, Justin Streichman, Megan Daalder, and Jane Pickett. She is currently without a home base, searching for her landing pad somewhere between Los Angeles, Troy, NY, France, and rural, central Tennessee.
Hana van der Kolk, Asher Woodworth, and Layard Thompson
film screening at 7:45 on downstairs deck