Two Thirds Sky
Hannah Birch is a performer and dance artist who works across a broad range of educational, community and professional settings within movement. Investigation into the organic, energised, theatrical and embodied body stems the intention of her practise.
She graduated from Laban in 2004 with BA (Hons) in dance theatre and went on to receive an MA with distinction in performance and Choreography from the University of Bedfordshire. She has danced professionally with Rosie Whitney fish among others, and has worked within youth dance and community dance with organisations including Bedfordshire Youth Dance Company, Youth Dance England and Peculiar Productions.
She has taught and lectured at London Studios, Stella Mann College, University of Bedfordshire and Bodyworks Performing Arts College; including teaching technique and delivered workshops to hard to reach areas and adults with learning difficulties.
Most recently Hannah's work aims to tread further into the experience of the performer. Hannah has recently been appointed Catalyst Artist in collaboration with visual artist Rachel Cherry for Dance digital, the work is currently being developed for touring through 2013/2014 and is being presented at an international festival in 2014. Interests lie in the integration of a participatory audience and the use of the still image.
As a core member of Two Thirds Sky, Hannah has performed in the company's productions and delivered outreach events since 2005. She also teaches part of the company's youth dance strand Dance2.