an international festival of expanded choreography initiated and curated by H2DANCE

A Loaded Beast


Ming + Hanna Gillgren

Sun 9 JUN, 2—3pm
APT Gallery
Back room
6 Creekside
London SE8 4SA

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In this performance project, Ming and Hanna Gillgren delve into the convergence of their practices.  Creating movement using voice as a starting point, they make sounds and songs out of torn-apart languages, distilling, expanding, chopping, rapping, layering, cannoning, sequencing, repeating, and phasing language and sounds. 

Ming’s voice, body and looper function as instruments during the performance, creating a layered and spontaneous soundtrack for her choreography.

Choreography and performance: Ming
Dramaturgy: Hanna Gillgren
Funded by: DYCP Arts Council Englan



Ming is a choreographer, performer and lecturer from New York. Ming came to London to do an MFA in Choreography at Roehampton University and has since worked with artists such as Seke Chimuntegwende, Nic Conibere and H2DANCE.

Hanna Gillgren

Hanna Gillgren (UK/SE) is a choreographer, performer, curator, facilitator and lecturer working between UK, Sweden and Norway. Her work explores the relationship between voice, movement, language and collaborative practice. She is fascinated by meetings of differences, coming together with peers from all walks of life to disseminate what choreography can be; how it can simultaneously be a vehicle for social change, art, curation, and politics. 

Her practice spans movement, writing, hosting, curating, drawing, and film. 

Hanna has co-directed H2DANCE together with Heidi Rustgard since 2000 and in 2018, they co-founded Fest en Fest, an international festival for expanded choreography that presents UK and Nordic artists working across dance, performance, written and visual arts. 

Hanna is also a part-time senior lecturer in choreography and dance practice at Roehampton University in London.