Maré Hieronimus is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary dance artist, performer and teacher whose performative work weaves together her interests in movement, light, sound, the visual language, and perceptual awareness. Drawing from her explorations of embodiment, sensory perception, memory, and the interface between body and landscape, she creates abstract, minimalistic, dance art environments using the subtle, shifting field of the body as the point of origin.

The Body Archive is the umbrella for her teaching work and movement investigations, which is a synthesis of her studies in dance, improvisation, somatic based practices, yoga, and Ayurvedic and Vedic Philosophy.


INSERT [ ] HERE at Dance Place, DC
Co-directed by Nick Bryson & Sharon Mansur

with guest artists Daniel Burkholder & Naoko Maeshiba and featuring performers: Katie Harris Banks, Erin Crawley-Woods, Maré Hieronimus, Lynne Price

sound by Tara Rodgers, with Alexa Cantalupo, lighting by Ben Levine

A two-week residence culminating in a site-situated performance with Sharon Mansur and Nick Bryson at Dance Place, Washington, DC, June 10-June 22


Saturday, June 21 at 6:30pm and 8pm

Sunday, June 22 5:30pm and 7pm

*Limited seating for each show time, reserve early to ensure your preferred time

….the eyes move, the body shifts, the building responds….

The INSERT [ ] HERE project is a performative experiment in embodiment, co-directed by contemporary dance artists Nick Bryson (Ireland) and Sharon Mansur (Washington, DC) employing imaginative notions of insertion via kinetic, spatial, aural and visual realms. This work is evolving from Mansur and Bryson’s unique international partnership, involving creative practices in somatics and dance, along with contributions from collaborating artists.

Invited on a promenade throughout the recently renovated Dance Place building, the audience steps into a timeless suspension, a respite from typical daily rhythms. Performers and audience together create an intimate and meditative space, cultivating a gradual unfolding of relationships to time and sensation, sight and perception, space and place.

INSERT [ ] HERE is supported, in part, by a University of Maryland Creative and Performing Arts Award, the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts and the Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Ireland.


$25 General Admission
$20 Dance Place Members, Seniors and Artists (Advance Sales only)*
$15 College Students and Children (17 & under)

*Advance Sales end 4 hours prior to performance start time.

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Moving Arts Lab Facilitated by Peter Sciscioli

July 17th, 5pm- July 20th, 3pm

“This is a place of power, and magic will happen to you here.”

Moving Arts Lab is a festival meeting ground for global investigators exploring how movement, sound, and performance can inform human culture. With multiple classes a day, teaching artists and participants from around the world create an international dialogue on the intersection of modalities. Connecting with nature and frolicking with a host of forms – voice, Contact Improvisation, site-specific/durational performance, physical theater – Moving Arts Lab revitalizes your creative energy in any medium!

Thursday July 17, 5pm through Sunday July 20, 3pm
Workshop fees are tiered for accessibility: student/retiree, regular, professional
(includes tuition, room & board)

Early Bird Special ($15 off) expires June 5th!
(configured into registration)

This workshop culminates in a public performance on Saturday July 19th at Earthdance.

I will be Offering the Workshop/Laboratory Body as Field

information and to register


The Ayurvedic Art of Healing and Health

Continued Study with Master Teacher Dr. Vasant Lad, Ananda Ashram, Monroe, NY, July 22-27, 2014



E|MERGE Interdisciplinary Artist ResidencyEarthdance Center for Creative Living, Plainfield MA, February 16th-March2nd, 2014.  

The E|MERGE two-week intensive curates performative and visual artists, activists, and scholars in their experimentation with skill and resource sharing, bridging of known and unknown territories, and creation of new forms from the fields of movement, theater, visual art, music, installation, design and more. The interchange of ideas, artistic innovation, and the creation of new collaborative models and networks are all emphasized through the work. The residency culminates in a weekend of performances, panel discussions, writing, research and other modes of expression.

the CURRENT SESSIONS: Volume IV, Issue I. 

The CURRENT SESSIONS is a NYC-based dance organization and presenting series that represents the works of early and midcareer choreographers and movement-based artists. We seek to provide a place for contemporary dance to thrive, serving as an incubator for the furtherance of our choreographers’ artistic visions. Volume IV, Issue I. will feature 12 choreographers and 2 guest artists in 4 diverse programs, with a primary focus on works that have a dance theater/performance art influence and dance with media/technology-based collaborations.

I will be performing rise, an ongoing solo investigation inspired by the collision of city and nature, memory, past and present, and my continued explorations of embodiment.  The work is accompanied by the droning chords and environmental recordings of electronic sound artist Derek Morton. I’ll be in performing Saturday @ 7:30pm, and Sunday @3pm, with the Talkback. I will also be offering a 2 hour Lab/workshop, Body as Field, on Wednesday March 5th, 2-4pm.

  • Friday – Sunday // March 7 – 9, 2014 wild project, 195 E 3rd St (between Ave A + B

PERFORMANCE TIMES: Friday + Saturday @ 730p, Sunday @ 3p with TALKBACK, Sunday @ 630p

TICKET PRICES $20 General ($15 presale online until Wednesday, March 5); $30 Double Feature Sunday; $15 Student/Senior/East Village Residents* (with valid ID; *at the door only).


the CURRENT SESSIONS, Choreographer’s Spotlight, on the CURRENT SESSIONS Blogspot!

Lab Workshop Information      

Body as Field

  • Wednesday March 5, 2 – 4pm, 100 Grand Studios, 100 Grand St (between Mercer + Greene Sts) in Soho.     Classes are $5-10 sliding scale; CASH ONLY.    

Class Level: ALL LEVELS  *Attending a workshop entitles you to a discounted ticket of $15 at the door only to the performance if your choice!

 Lab Description: We are physical beings existing within a physical world, and yet too often as dancers it is too easy to over identify with that world, ignoring the invisible landscape within, and the forces that move through us and around us. Within this laboratory/workshop we will philosophically and experientially approach the body not as a physical object to be controlled, but rather as a field or instrument through which forces of sound, light, thought, memory, emotion, space and time are passing through. Using somatic practices, Yoga, and improvisational scoring as the gateway through which we access the invisible inner flow and terrain of the body, we will sense and feel, move and be moved, see and be seen, experiencing the continuous stream of consciousness through the physical field.