YOU ARE GOING TO BE HEALED by imaginary island
7:00PM, doors at 6:30PM
As a mental health counselor and a craniosacral therapist, respectively, Kristen Stake and Hannah Wasielewski have felt tremendous pressure, during these times, to HEAL their clients (on demand!) while also going through their own challenges. An American Rescue Plan Maine Project Grantee, these therapist-dancers will guide the audience through an interactive experience rooted in choreography, healing, humor, grieving, and improvisation. A second performance is available on Friday.
The creation and development of this work has been supported by the Maine Arts Commission, New England Foundation for the Arts, Hewnoaks Artist Colony, TEMPOarts, and Casco Bay Movers.
Hannah Wasielewski (she/her) is a dancer, performer, educator, and biodynamic craniosacral therapist based in Portland, Maine. She has been engaged in choreographic practice as a soloist and in collaboration since 2012, working throughout North America and abroad in Europe. Her current collaboration, (ii) Imaginary Island, with Kristen Stake, is a lifelong dance process centered around healing, grieving, and improvisation. Previously based in the Bay Area, she works with her sister, Amy, and has performed with Sara Shelton Mann, FAKE Company/Kathleen Hermesdorf, Kinetech Arts/Daiane Lopes da Silva, and Sara Kraft/ KraftyWorks.
Rooted in DIY values, Kristen Stake’s work explores ritual, memory, and emotional-relational dynamics. She has danced with Melinda Buckwalter, Vanessa Anspaugh, and Michael Figueroa and has received grants from New England Foundation for the Arts and Maine Arts Commission. From 2016-2020, she was the director of the Living Room Dance Collective. She has held many jobs in the “helping” fields and currently works as a mental health counselor.