Artist Statement

Tara Hemmer creates a space where the audience is invited to explore and become part of the performance. Six female dancers will have their own unique and defined space that is individual to them. Each space is created to explore the idea of space and what connect or disconnects us as people. The audience is invited to freely roam, research and explore each space as the dancers come together in a collaboration of stories, lives, and emotions. With this performance, Hemmer asks the question “do we let space define us, or do we define space”. She is interested in how within this question, “place” is defined.

View performance details on Tara Hemmer’s This Goes Here.


Artist Bio

Tara Hemmer is a 2011 graduate from the University of Georgia with her degree in dance and minor in English. During her time there, she was chosen to perform with L.A. based dance company, Diavolo Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and spent multiple summers with Sarasota Ballet of Florida. During Hemmer’s senior year, her thesis project was chosen to represent UGA at the American College Dance Festival in Tallahassee, FL. Tara has attended the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC (2010/2011) and worked with NY based dancers such as Jimena Paz (Stephen Petronio), Jesse Zaritt (Shen Wei), Ming Yang (Thrisha Brown), and Monica Bill Barnes. She was also chosen to participate in the GAGA project, which enabled her to work with Batsheva Dancer and Israeli choreographer, Yaara Moses. While in Atlanta, Hemmer has worked with Maryn Mills (fellow UGA grad) and performed in the Lucky Penny’s “Spectacular! Spectacular!”. Most recently, she traveled to New York to study with NY based company, Doug Varone and Dancers. She is now working with Maryn Mills once again on her recent endeavor¬† “Thread”. Tara is now working on her first Atlanta based work “This Goes Here” for Art on the Beltline.