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 Performer.  Creator.  Collaborator.


Hannah Marcus is a Chicago-based dance artist and maker interested in supporting and deconstructing the materiality of the body. Her research finds form in collaborative performance and video work, often exploring the nexus between movement and technology, sound, language, visual design, and site-specificity.

Photo by Juliette Bacula



Performance Reel 2020 featuring excerpts from Phulkari (2018) by Kiran Bhumber [improvisation], a state of flowering (2018) by Johnny Mathews III, Vox (2018) by Shannon Gillen, Delicatessen Caresses Department (2016) by Kasia Reilly, One Night Only and again tomorrow (2017) by Molly Paberzs & Sadie Lehmker [improvisation]



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bones fragile (2024)

Presented by the LookOut Series at Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre as part of MERGE, curated by Helen Lee


Created & Performed by Hannah Marcus and Milo Sachse-Hofheimer

Dramaturgical support by Sophie Allen

Lighting design by Matthew Chapman

Produced by Lauren Steinberg and Patrick Zakem


Materialspedal (1), microphone (2), cable (4), amplifier (2), body (2)

30 minutes, Available for bookings.

Photo by Amaya Peña

like ivy, we grow where there is room for us (2023)

Commissioned by MOMENTA Dance Company


Choreography by Hannah Marcus

Performers: Ava Breitung, Maya Dysico, Mia Ferrigno, Sylvia Jones, Avery Lucas, Trijntje Masoncup

Music: "Heartless" by OKRAA

Photo by A.Deran Photography


Blanket of my future skin (2022)  |  View work here

Presented through J e l l o Performance Series at Elastic Arts

Created & Performed by Hannah Marcus

Images by Chang-Ching Su

Music: Excerpts from "My Life" & "My Lady" by Patricia Taxxon

Photo by Ricardo E. Adame

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Collapse of an Anchor (2021)  |  View excerpt here

Produced through Dovetail's 3for3 Creative Residency

Created & Performed by Hannah Marcus and Sophie Allen

Music: "Retaliation" by Nazar; "Notjustmoreidlechatter" by Paul Lansky & Hannah MacKay

Performances: Expand Community Arts Works in Progress Showing; Summer Shorts presented by The Rooted Space & Lawson Dance Theatre

20 minutes. Microphone, Folding rack.


Parting Zone (2021)  |  View work here

Commissioned by Orchesis Dance Company

Choreography by Hannah Marcus

Performers: Genna Bolino, Abby Donarski, Talia Marcus, Olyvea Yambrovich

Music: "come on in precious" by friendships; "Ave Maria" by Dulce de Lago

Oak Park and River Forest High School

Photo by Juliette Bacula

Rupt (2021)  |  View work here

Produced in collaboration with Aislinn Bailie, Master of Music

Direction, Choreography & Editing by Hannah Marcus

Videography: Rowan Janusiak and Aislinn Bailie

Performers: Alana Packo and Hannah Marcus

Music: "Duo Sonata" by Sofia Gubaidulina (1977)

Performers: Aislinn Bailie and Bryce Richardson, bassoon

Recording, Mixing, Mastering: SlyPup Productions

bits of self, at once, in fragments (2021)  |  View work here

Created for Liminal Beings, a digital exhibition through the Socially Distant Artist Residency program

Created & Performed by Akari Komura (sound editing) and Hannah Marcus (movement, text)

Staging Place (2020)  |  View work here

A live-feed performance project between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor aiming to protect the placeness of live performance while using a digital platform to amplify the analog and build connections between neighbors.

Interdisciplinary collaborators: Aislinn Bailie, Christine Darragh, Sheena Hui, Hannah Kirkpatrick, Akari Komura, Waylon Richmond, Karina Tirado

Made possible by a grant through Sonic Scenographies, a team challenge created by the Alfred A Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and ArtsEngine

Full Throttle (2020)  |  View work here

Choreography, Filming & Editing by Hannah Marcus

Music: Joey Fortino


Ann Arbor, MI

Supported in part by Arts at Michigan and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Meta Weiser EXCEL Fund

It All Made Sense 'Til We Dug To The Bottom (2020)  |  View work here

Choreography & Text by Hannah Marcus

Performers: Sally Butin, Olivia Johnson, Alana Packo, Ari Stadler, Ariel Vidrio

Sound & Scenic Design: Matias Vilaplana

Music: "Melancholia II" by William Basinski; "Always On My Mind" by Ane Brun

Betty Pease Studio Theater

Supported in part by Arts at Michigan and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Meta Weiser EXCEL Fund

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Petrochemical Paradise (2020)  |  View work here

Choreography, Filming & Editing by Hannah Marcus

Music: Tessa Fornari, Maya Johnson, and Christopher Walker

Ann Arbor, MI

The Very Thought of You (2019)  |  View excerpts here

Produced as part of Triple Bill In My Basement

Created & Performed by Hannah Marcus and Sofia Carbonara

Music: "The Very Thought of You" by Nat King Cole, edited by Sofia Carbonara

Ann Arbor, MI

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Research for Synthetic Bodies (2018)  |  View excerpts here

Interactive motion capture technology explored for Matias Vilaplana's Media Arts thesis project

Chip Davis Technology Studio

off frame (2019)  |  View excerpts here

Created & Performed by Hannah Marcus and Veera Vanhanen

Music: "Johnny And Luther" by The Boy Lucas

The Place, London

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