Mary Wohl Haan of HAAN Dances is a staple in the Boulder arts scene. A teacher, choreographer, and performer, Haan is also a fierce advocate for and supporter of the arts in Boulder, and serves as Coordinator of the Boulder Arts Commission's Dance Bridge, a resource and networking project for dance and the Boulder community.
Describe your work in 10 words or less:
Dramatic, lyrical, roughly hewn, soulfully sensual –and sometimes damn funny!
Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:
Bebe Miller Dance Company was in town years ago doing a small showing at CU and I still remember a moment in one of the dances where they gently touch arms - it was like I could feel the touch myself.
If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?
What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?
Teaching a FREE Modern Dance Class on Tuesday, April 1st (don’t be no fool – come to the class). 5:45 – 7 pm. at Community Dance Collective, 2020B 21st St. Inter. Level, teens & adults welcome. We’ll move through space, delve into weight-play and have fun. Try something new! Wear comfortable clothes, bare feet and bring a water bottle. (The studio is behind Spruce Pool or the Boulder Furniture Store on Pearl and doors open at 5:30pm).
I’ll be showing a new dance-in-progress: Saturday, April 19, Casual Spring Dance Showing of Nancy Cranbourne and friends - yes, I’m a friend! 2 p.m. at the Dairy, $10. This thing sells out cause there are so many cool people involved and fabulous dancers – get your tickets now. After that…look for me on the Pearl St. Mall and around town this summer, new projects in-the-works. haandances.com