About Allie Hankins
Allie Hankins is a choreographer, performer, teacher, and researcher. A Seattle/Portland resident since 2008, Allie’s work has been presented at On the Boards’ Northwest New Works Festival, Velocity Dance Center, Seattle International Dance Festival, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s 19th Street Project Space in New York, PICA’s TBA Festival in Portland, and various venues in Minneapolis, Albuquerque and abroad.
As a collaborator, Allie performs with Seattle-based dance/sound performance company Salt Horse, Portland-based choreographer Tahni Holt, and has designed movement for experimental theater ensemble Implied Violence (now Saint Genet), with which she toured to New York’s New Island Festival and Austria’s DonauFestival, under the tutelage of Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center. Allie was recently an Artist in Residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation facilities in Captiva, FL, and in 2012 she was awarded Artist Trust’s Grant for Artist Projects for her solo “Like a Sun That Pours Forth Light but Never Warmth.”
There were many days when I would begin dancing at 9am and not stop moving until dinner—but to my surprise, not every day was like that.
I have been thinking about the contrasting cultures and values reflected in the dance communities of Seattle and Portland.