Look for Mary and a small group of dancers as they celebrate the 2021 Boulder Arts Week outdoors everyday : Friday, March 26 through Saturday, April 3 at 1 p.m. They will assemble for three days in three different locations during this nine day event.
Check the BAW calandar listing here for specific details: http://www.boulderartsweek.org/calendar?com=detail&eID=108984 and stop by.
A bit of a bio:
I’ve been an independent modern dancer, choreographer, artistic director and teacher in Boulder for almost 30 years. HAAN Dances serves as a vehicle for my creative work as choreographer, using a pick-up company for group pieces and projects. It is also a springboard for solo ideas I choreograph for myself, use in multimedia projects, or commission from other artists. An important element of my creative work also involves the development and pursuit of community projects and collaborations.
I use dance to touch people –creating dance that is dynamic, immersed in sensation, and emotionally evocative, yet always served with a side of tender. Through creative exploration I play to the extremes, using full expansive movement that either devours space and is shaped by an infectious musicality, or mines stark, minimal moments, and movement images – each helping me to develop a unique voice on my artistic path.
I grew up relishing the idea (first out of necessity and then desire), that one-among-the-many could truly speak of the human condition and our commonality, and still develop a uniquely individual voice. As one in a family of twelve children this wasn’t always easy to prove – until I began to dance. With a clear and conscious voice, I use dance to speak.
Before moving to Colorado, I spent nine years teaching at Chicago’s Columbia College Dance Center and performing as principal dancer and assistant artistic director of Mordine & Company Dance Theater. Performing throughout the Midwest, in New York City, and at the World Expo in Brisbane, Australia, I was awarded Chicago’s 1989 Ruth Page Award for “Outstanding Dancer of the Year.” I also have an MFA degree in choreography from the University of Utah, and have taught in communities, colleges and universities in Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Connecticut, Utah, and Colorado. In 2012, I was recognized as a “Living Legend in Dance” by The Dance Archive of Colorado at the University of Denver, and in 2018, I was a Dairy Center Honoree.
Mary Wohl Haan /HAAN Dances
260 S. 38th St.
Boulder, CO 80305