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Artist Statement

Susie McHugh + Dancers raise awareness for mental illness through work that combines vigorous physicality with a strong emotive intensity.

Susanne’s unique movement aesthetic derives from ballet and modern-jazz techniques that are then infused with her own gesture analysis, isolation studies, improv exploration, and her signature twisted theatricality. The complex narratives  Susanne's work portrays creates space for empathy and self- reflection. These messages initiate coping, acceptance, and an overall understanding of a subject matter that can often be misunderstood and difficult to talk about. Susie McHugh + Dancers give a voice to the individuals continually struggling with their mental health and inspire people to never stop persevering . 

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