Hatch Dance


The Southern is proud to host Hatch Dance for the 2022-2023 Partnership Program!

Performance Dates: Feb. 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30PM, Feb. 19 at 2:00PM

Performance Length: Approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.


A new dance theater piece

Directed by Jon Ferguson, Choreographed by Helen Hatch

Created in collaboration with the cast

Live original music by Seth Conover and Joseph Strachan

Design by Ashley Mary

Creatively led by Jon Ferguson (https://www.wldrnss.org/) and Helen Hatch (https://www.hatchdance.com/), Paradise combines contemporary dance, improvisation, physical theater, clown, and music to spark moments of joy, relief, and honesty through a journey beyond the shroud of the everyday. Featuring Artemis Brown, Juliana Johnson, Kendall Kramer, Javan Mngrezzo, Ayaka Moriyama, and Genevieve Waterbury, with live original music conceived by Seth Conover and Joseph Strachan and sets by multi-disciplinary artist Ashley Mary. 

What we’re after is hard to talk about and very challenging to capture on stage and keep alive. It’s rare and fleeting and so often much smaller than you think it should be or thought it was going to be - yet no less powerful. It’s hidden and completely alive at the same time - it shimmers like light on water - it’s in every living and natural thing, including ourselves. It doesn’t make demands - it’s there if you want it. It’s in the air between two people - if you’re paying attention and working to discover it. Once you’ve got it, it spreads like wildfire - and that is what we’re hoping for.” -Jon Ferguson and Helen Hatch


Date and Time
Thu, Feb 16, 2023 7:30 PM - PARADISE
Doors 6:30pm | Show 7:30pm
Fri, Feb 17, 2023 7:30 PM - PARADISE
Doors 6:30pm | Show 7:30pm
Sat, Feb 18, 2023 7:30 PM - PARADISE
Doors 6:30pm | Show 7:30pm
Sun, Feb 19, 2023 2:00 PM - PARADISE
Doors 1:00pm | Show 2:00pm