Artist bio

North American choreographer, Camille Hanson, and Spanish visual artist, Juan Carlos Arévalo, currently live and work in Madrid, Spain, and travel nationally and internationally teaching/performing/creating. They have been exploring dance, visual art and environment as process and performance since 2008; producing a steady stream of work acclaimed for it´s environmental and social commitment. Winners of honorary awards in the arts from Arteco 2021 and Engage Art Contest 2020, recent presentations include: UN Climate Summit COP25 Madrid; The 3rd Congress of the Advancement for Peace, Jerusalem; Lincoln Center, N.Y.C.; SPAIN NOW Festival, London; The 8th International Marine Mammal Conference, Paris; STARLITE Festival, TEA Museum, Tenerife; Performing Arts Festival Hermosillo, Mexico; Stanford University, CA among others. They have received support from leading cultural centers in Spain and other institutions abroad including: The Bogliasco Foundation, Planet Earth Arts Foundation, Stanford University, Advanced Leadership Foundation, Greenpeace Spain, Dpto. of Environment and Climate Change of Gibraltar and DMG Foundation co-founded by UNESCO and the foundation of Pope Francis, Scholas.




Spoken Word

Artist Statement

Visual artist, Juan Carlos Arévalo, and choreographer,
Camille Hanson, combine dance and image to harness the
sensitivity of art to spark conversation about the world we live
in and know most intimately during the COVID 19
pandemic."The Hammer and The Dance" was created during
quarantine in the space of their home in Mpls., MN.

How it fits into contest

"The Hammer and The Dance" aims to spark conversation about our current pandemic in hopes of giving space towards recognizing hidden opportunities our global crisis might hold. In essence, it is a visual gospel of peace.


Direction, editing, postproduction: Juan Carlos Arévalo
Dance, text, narration: Camille Hanson
Music: Ecce Cello

How to Purchase this Artwork

For obtaining a digital copy of this visual creation please contact Camille Hanson at:

Other Goods & Services Available from this Artist

1 hour movement studies class on-line via zoom with Camille Hanson

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