Hannah’s Research focuses on intersections of the heart, Sufism and arts practice. Her doctorate on the Mevlevi was both ethnographic and practice based, working through arts practice to understand her own initiatory journey. Considerations of time, place, politics and method open the discourse to a range of Sufi foci and notions of arts making as sacred and integral to spiritual development. Interests include somatic practice, methods of embodiment, ways of knowing, the feminine dimensions of religion, and continuums of peace and human sustainability.
Hannah is inspired by the human condition, nature and her family. For Hannah, there is no dance where there is not the yearning of the heart for home.