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RIPE [raw + intimate performance experiments]

FRESH Festival
Jan 7, 2019 thru Jan 24, 2019

Amy + Hannah Wasielewski | Jonathan Pattiwael +
Najwa Seyedmorteza
Facilitated by Kathleen Hermesdorf

Amy and Hannah Wasielewski are two sisters who live together who do energy work who dance together.  They share performance research about cowboys and healing.


Amy Wasielewski moved to San Francisco in January 2016. She began creating performances with her sister, Hannah, and has been deeply influenced by the history of experimental dance and performance in the city. In the summer of 2017, she completed her bachelor’s degree at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where she combined her academic work with performance. She also studied energy healing at the Academy of Intuition Medicine®. Energetic, spiritual, academic, and political perspectives continue to shape her dance practice.


Hannah Wasielewski is a dancer, performer, arts organizer, and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist based in San Francisco, CA.  In the Bay Area, she makes work with her sister, Amy, and has performed with Sara Shelton Mann, Kinetech Arts, Sam Stone, and Sara Kraft/ KraftyWorks.  Her dance work has taken her abroad, most recently in Berlin with FAKE Company under the leadership of Kathleen Hermesdorf.  Her work is a deep excavation and unification of her physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies.  The seeking never ends.


Jonathan Pattiwael performs a solo collaboratively choreographed based on the poem Best by Najwa Seyedmorteza. It explores vulnerability and exhaustive physical states through movement.


Jonathan Pattiwael started as a hip-hop dancer in Indonesia. After relocating to the US to perform, he is now teaching dance at Texas Woman’s University. He leads a collaborative artistic process to create dialogue towards social justice informed by the raw energy of hip-hop and the breathtaking rawness of performance art.


Najwa Seyedmorteza I am a dancer and martial artist. I don't want my audience to see a dancer on stage. I want them to see a human experience. I want them to say "I can see them going through something and I can relate to that experience."

Earlier Event: January 14
Later Event: January 16