2017 Lab Artists: Hanna Satterlee, Delaney McDonough + Caitlin Scholl
VPL is pleased to be working with Vermont-based choreographer/performer Hanna Satterlee and her collaborators Delaney McDonough and Caitlin Scholl as part of our 2017 SEED Program. These artists have been working in sound, movement and performance and have known one another independently, and only recently have begun to work as a collective trio.
Hanna Satterlee is a Vermont native, with passion for dance through her experiences as a teacher, company director, interdisciplinary choreographer, independent curator, and performer. She holds a double BA in Dance and Psychology with a concentration in Dance Therapy from Goucher College in Maryland, and a Masters in Fine Arts/Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College (VT/WA). Hanna is currently a guest professor at the University of Vermont, and continues to teach, perform and collaborate on a freelance basis.
Delaney McDonough is a freelance performer and dance maker. In her professional career, she has worked primarily in collaboration with Cookie Harrist at Hio Ridge Dance. She is also a Co-Director of the Denmark Arts Center in Denmark, Maine; a curator of adult programming and Moving Target Portland at Studio 408 in South Portland, and a teaching artist at her alma mater Colby College teaching technique and partnering.
Caitlin Scholl is a writer, arts educator, musician, and the co-founder and director of The Space We Make, a multidisciplinary performance collective based in Brooklyn, NY. Caitlin holds a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Naropa University. Presently Caitlin is working on a three-book collaboration of young adult fantasy fiction. She is the author of two books, and composes and performs original scores for dance.
Their newest performance project “Voice and Vessel” brings the trio together to share their talents and vision of creating powerful performance. They recently wrote, “in this time of post - election grief, we are discussing and digesting how do we carry information? How do we process events that are happening, or unfolding? As three white women, we feel responsible for educating and using our voices and bodies to carry truth and clarity. Is there a threshold of where a woman becomes too upset and therefore becomes un-hearable? What can we say or how can we move to present a lasting impact? Who hears us? Who sees us? Why and when is what we wish to convey understood or misinterpreted?”
"Voice and Vessel" is their first collaboration, a work that seeks to explore how we each uniquely carry information in the vessels of our minds and the vessels of our bodies. VPL audiences will have the opportunity to see early developments of the project during the 2017 Open Lab in July.