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Human Body Expression

Artistic director (Hanna Kiel):

Dora winner Hanna Kiel is from Seoul, South Korea, and moved to Vancouver in 1996. She has presented her work at 12 Minutes Max, Dancing on the Edge Festival and collaborated with Yoko Ono at the Centre A. Moving to Toronto in 2008, Hanna has continued choreographing for: Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, George Brown Dance, Ryerson Dances, School of Toronto Dance Theatre, ProArteDanza, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, The National Ballet of Canada, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, Toronto Dance Theatre, Dusk Dances and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks in Calgary. In 2012 she won Northwest Dance Project’s ‘Pretty Creatives’international choreographic competition and she was an E-choreographer in 2015 for Springboard Danse Montreal. Hanna is the artistic director of Human Body Expression and a resident choreographer at Canada’s Ballet Jorgen.

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Founded by choreographer Hanna Kiel, Human Body Expression strives to break the mold of traditional dance aesthetics to create hybrid movement forms and cultivate artistic individuality. HBE seeks to tell stories and explore narratives that pulse from the very heart of human feeling; that are touching, arousing, disturbing, exciting, and everything in between. HBE’s artists embody the raw and chaotic force of human emotions to impact audiences on a visceral level. Drawing on the ever-evolving distinctive personal dance style that Kiel has developed over more than two decades as a dance professional, her company aims to present technically strong and accessible choreography with high production values, inspiring audiences of all backgrounds to become more engaged with dance.
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