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Hanna Sybille Müller is a choreographer, dramaturg and dance artist living in Tiohtiá:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal. Her main focus is language, movement and its interrelations. Sybille is interested in both language’s and the body’s strange, magical and ordinary potencies. Since 2018 she has been investigating and questioning what collaboration with humans and non-humans means, especially in her most recent collaboration with Erin Robinsong: Polymorphic Microbe Bodies which premiered as a somatic dance film (webcast) in 2021 at Tangente in Montreal.

Her most recent work, Moving through the Archive (2022), in collaboration with Galerie UQO in Gatineau, questions the objectiveness of archives and archiving. This work additionally led to the exhibition The Instability of the Archive (2022) at Galerie UQO. She also engages in an ongoing movement practice shared with the community called “make dance think say” that she teaches at Studio 303 in Montreal. Sybille was able to present and share this approach during the Geopoetics Symposium in BC on Cortes Island in April 2022.

Sybille studied dance at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie (RDA) and received her diploma in media studies from the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) in 2012.

Continuum and creative process:

My Continuum practice started with my immigration to Montreal, Canada in 2015. There I met Linda Rabin and her classes of Continuum. Linda and the practice grounded me and welcomed me into a turbulent time and a new home. Continuum has been a resource and inspiration ever since.

The practice of Continuum is for me the essence of creation or, said otherwise, it’s where the creation, the life, the choreography, the idea begins. It starts in the unknown, in the presence, in the subjective and creative unconscious, and it starts in a group, in a non-verbal movement community. In our capitalist and accelerated world to find this moment is rare and Continuum creates the space, so we can see and hear and follow our own (creative) voices. Continuum then allows to integrate scientific and other somatic analyses to the creative process of creation or teaching.

I work with Continuum as a choreographer but also as a dancer, as I believe dancers need to be present in the process and on stage, if the work created, aims to be (a) live, aims to create an experience. Over the years, Continuum has become part of my life, it is my practice of dying, so I can live every moment in awe of life and nature.