Performance Primers at Periwinkle Palace

8pm Saturday March 3rd, 2018

Curated by Hannah Ayasse & Zoe Donnellycolt

Post-Show Conversation Facilitated by Hannah Ayasse

Question XXXI

“Whom can I ask what I came to make happen in this world? Why do I move without wanting to, Why am I not able to sit still? Why do I go rolling without wheels, flying without wings or feathers, and why did I decide to migrate if my bones live in Chile?” - Pablo Neruda

Choreographed and performed by: Hannah Ayasse
Music by: Elvis Presley, Chantal Kreviazuk, Jerry Douglas
Video and sound editing by: Hannah Ayasse

Hannah ayasse

Hannah Ayasse is a dance artist born and raised in Oakland, CA. She co-curates and produces the Performance Primers and founded an online dance collaborative project @exquisitemovement. She’s  dabbling in film and is rarely still.  She received her BA in Dance and Psychology from GWU and has presented work in the Bay Area and DC.


Butoh allows me to explore the shadow aspect of my psyche. It provides a container for me to feel and express the pain and heartache from personal and ancestral wounds. Only by recognizing and acknowledging these emotions may we begin to soothe them, allowing the stagnated energy to move and be put to other uses.

Choreographed and Performed by: Ben Baker
Music: Gates of Fire by Stephan Micus
Lighting by: Kat Countiss probably

Ben baker 

Ben is a Performance Artist and Educator. He trained at San Francisco State University and Naropa University. He is the founder of Dynamism Movement, a performance troupe brought together to explore themes and images related to the deliberate juxtaposition of polarized ideas, forces and systems. His process of creation and the resulting art object is meant to represent the alchemical work of skillfully combining opposites.