A multi-disciplinary artist and 2006 Guggenheim Fellow in Choreography, Dayna Hanson has been creating dance, film and performance in Seattle for more than 20 years. She was one-half of dance/theater company 33 Fainting Spells and a founding member of Run/Remain Ensemble. She has performed her work at venues including Dance Theater Workshop, On the Boards, Wexner Center for the Arts, Walker Art Center, and ICA in London. Hanson’s award-winning dance films have screened worldwide at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, New York Film Festival and Melbourne International Festival of Arts, and can be found on First Run Features’ Dance For Camera DVD.

As Co-Artistic Director of 33 Fainting Spells, Dayna Hanson co-curated New Dance Cinema from 1999–2003. With 33 Fainting Spells and independently, Hanson’s award-winning dance films have screened worldwide, including at Edinburgh International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Festival Internacional de Videodanza de Buenos Aires and Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. Hanson recently directed a mini-documentary for MTV.com about Seattle band The Dutchess and the Duke and choreographed a dance scene for Korean director Tae Yong Kim’s feature film, Late Autumn.

Selected Press

Dancers explore “the end” in Dayna Hanson piece, Mary Murfin Bayley, The Seattle Times, December 1, 2006.

A clever musing on our demise, Alice Kaderlan, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 2, 2006.

Selected Video

Inspirations