Hanna Q Dance plans gala spring performance

Dingmans Ferry. Johanna LjungQvist-Brinson, known as Hanna Q, will premier her new choreography “Andare” and “Hope” on an outdoor stage in the woods.

| 03 Mar 2021 | 01:59

The New York City-based Hanna Q Dance Company launches its 2021 outdoors at The Stage in our Woods in Dingmans Ferry on Saturday, April 24.

Opening night gala tickets are $70 per person. Additional performances will be held on Saturday, May 22, and Saturday, Sept. 25.

Johanna LjungQvist-Brinson, known as Hanna Q, will premier her new choreography “Andare” and “Hope” on April 24. The evening starts with cocktail reception at 6 p.m. The performance starts at 6:30 p.m. The after party will include food and wine.

The Stage in our Woods is located in a beautiful glen that includes a natural bluff with rock formations. It is part of the country estate of Hanna Q and her husband, Max Brinson, who live in a historic house built in 1797.

Attendees must bring their own lawn chairs or blankets for sitting in front of the outdoor platform stage. They are encouraged to bring a shawl and wear shoes suitable for the woods. Mask wearing and social distancing are mandatory.

“Andare” (which means “to go”) is danced to music is composed by Ludovico Euinado. The piece is about restlessness and frustration, and wanting to move, to go forward, somewhere — a feeling many people have after a year of Covid-19.

“Hope” will be full of positive energy, as delightful and harmonious as a flower garden.

The May and September tickets are $35 and include a glass of wine, beer or soft drink. These performances will have different choreography. A ticket for all three performances costs $110.

Dancers performing on all three dates are Abigail Dias, John Trunfio, Kristina Bermudez, Nicky Sartori.

Tickets are available at hannaqdancecompany.com (Upcoming Performances). The address with directions will be provided after the ticket purchase.

About the dance company
The Hanna Q Dance Company was founded in 2013 and has been performing original works ever since. The Swedish-born and -raised artistic director and choreographer, Johanna LjungQvist-Brinson, draws inspiration from the forces of nature and uses its elements to create dynamic narratives through movement.
The choreography is comprised of technically rigorous movement, derived from Johanna’s background in Dunham technique, as well as partnering at once intricately acrobatic and viscerally human. The dancers express bursts of passion and athleticism, sweeping the audience into a different world full of emotions.
The company has performed in venues mostly in New York City, including Dixon Place, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Dance Festival, TADA! Theater, The Actors Fund Arts Center, Green Space, New York Live Arts, The Triskelion Arts, New York City Center, and West End Theater.