Hiie Saumaa (Ph.D., Columbia), is a dance writer/scholar and movement educator. Her work explores interconnections between dance, movement imagination, and creativity.
She is currently working on a book on the unpublished writings and artwork of the choreographer Jerome Robbins. Her articles have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Dance Research Journal, Dance Chronicle, the Journal of Dance, Movement & Spiritualities, Somatics Journal/Magazine, Journal for Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, and Routledge Companion to Dance Studies.
In 2018-2019, Saumaa was an inaugural fellow at Columbia University’s Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris. In 2017, she was a fellow at the Dance Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. She has taught courses in writing and critical theory at Columbia University and New York University.
As a certified instructor of Nia dance, the BodyLogos© Technique, and JourneyDance™, Saumaa teaches courses and classes in sensory-based dance modalities, creative movement, expressive arts, meditative strength training, and somatic awareness.
Come join us for this exciting and educational talk on October 8th at 6.30pm in the auditorium.