How do beliefs, culture, and thought shape corporeal life? How do somatic orientations and engagements shape mental space? How might examining and playing with, and in, these relationships positively destabilize notions of gender, sexuality, work, nature, politics, power, and death?  

Hana van der Kolk is a dancer, artist, educator, and organizer of community events, spaces, and experiences. They have worked extensively in Los Angeles and Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and are currently based in Troy, NY. Hana has collaborated with many people including Tomislav Feller, Jason Martin, Kamryn Wolf, Joan Kelsey, Asher Woodworth, Ethan Kiermaier, Senem Pirler, Lailye Weidman, Julia Handschuh, Jesse Marshall, Emily Mast, Winnie Ho, Joy Mariama Smith. Tove Sahlin, Sean Desiree, Megan Daalder, Jane Pickett, Justin Streichman, Ellen Foster, Jack Magai, Margit Galanter, and  Betta de Boer.  They co-organize (with Sean Desiree) the seasonal queer fundraiser dance party Polly in Troy, NY, and is a volunteer and board member at Troy Bike Rescue. 

Hana has taught in numerous settings nationally and internationally. More about their teaching work at www.radialdiamondkinetics.com.