Allie Hankins – Our first N.E.W.E.R.

Allie Hankins has been selected to be in Studio 2’s first N.E.W.E.R. (New Expressive Works – Extended Residency).

Candidates for N.E.W.E.R. are selected from past & present N.E.W. residents, at the discretion of the Residency Director.

allienewerAllie says, “As I begin the process of creating my first evening-length show, I am grateful for the opportunity provided by N.E.W.E.R and Studio 2 to maintain a consistent practice and deep involvement with my craft. My piece expanded and evolved significantly during the N.E.W Residency in the summer/autumn of last year, so it seems fitting to embark on this stage of final development with the support of this extended residency, and the greater community associated with Studio 2. It has been inspiring to work with Suba on the design of this residency model — here’s hoping it continues to facilitate the works of many artists to come!”

Allie Hankins is a choreographer, performer, teacher, and researcher. A Seattle/Portland resident since 2008, Hankins’ work has been presented in Seattle at On the Boards’ Northwest New Works Festival,Velocity Dance Center, and Seattle International Dance Festival,The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s 19th Street Project Space in New York, Conduit Dance and PICA’s TBA Festival in Portland, and various venues in Minneapolis, Albuquerque, and abroad. As a collaborator, Hankins performs withSeattle-based dance/sound performance company Salt Horse, Portland-based choreographer Tahni Holt, and has designed movement for experimental theater ensemble Implied Violence (now Saint Genet), with which she toured to New York’s New Island Festival and Austria’s DonauFestival, under the tutelage of Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center. Hankins was recently an Artist in Residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida, and has received grants from Washington’s Artist Trust and Oregon’s Regional Arts & Culture Council.