Hannah Buckley is a dancer and choreographer who’s practice is research driven, often with long processes. She is interested in the tension and skill of crafting art works whilst simultaneously letting things emerge.
Generally, Buckley works on multiple projects that are distinct yet somehow interconnected. Consequently there are many themes, threads, thoughts, fragments, conversations that are returned to across projects. Themes she is currently returning to are gender, intergenerational exchange, personal relationships as material for art, nature and fairytales. She has been using the statement ‘feminism as the female command of space’ as a broad frame to think about her practice as a whole as well as to shape specific projects.
Buckley’s work has been supported by organisations such as Arts Council England, Yorkshire Dance, Dance4, The Place. In 2019 she was awarded the Leeds Dance Partnership Fellowship at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance. She has worked nationally and internationally as part of festivals such as Manchester International Festival, the Venice Biennale and Transform Festival, Leeds International Festival and Gender Bender.