Suzie Hanna is Emerita Professor of Animation at Norwich University of the Arts. She is an animator who makes independent and commissioned films in collaboration with academics, artists, scientists, poets and musicians. Her numerous short films have all been selected for international festivals, TV broadcast, curated shows and public service platforms.

Recent work includes theatrical and architectural projection and live improvised VJing. She contributes to books, journals and conferences and was Chair of the National Association of Higher Education in the Moving Image from 2016 to 2019, continuing to work as a PhD supervisor and international examiner. She runs creative workshops on many aspects of her research and practice, and plays the violin and the musical saw.

I employ diverse approaches and techniques in mixed media animation production, including stop-motion, object theatre, shadow work, painting and drawing. Commissions include animated scenery for theatre and large architectural projection as well as short films for education and entertainment.

My current personal focus in research and practice is poetry animation made in collaboration. This includes VJ improvised animation in performance.

I have played the fiddle since childhood and continue to perform with a family band The Marisca Trio. Find us on Instagram and Facebook.

We perform music for Sacré Theatre’s annual productions as well as Music Hall since working in street theatre in the 1980s.
Listen to samples of our work on Bandcamp.



Five Years of the TBA Artist Collective

7th to 10th March 2024

at the Shoe Factory, Duke Street, Norwich NR3 3AF

The Marisca Trio are playing for the Private View, 7th March

Toujours 1789
Sacré Théâtre

March 13, 2024
3:00 pm
Venue: UEA Drama Studio

This year’s Sacré Théâtre French language production will combine key episodes of the French Revolution, from early attempts to reform the monarchy to the queen’s execution, with light musical intervals largely drawn from the vast repertoire of revolutionary and other contemporary songs.

Sacré Théâtre is UEA’s long-running staff-student French language theatre company. Click to buy tickets for Toujours 1789 for £10 (£7 concessions).

St Patrick’s Music Night
The Marisca Trio – LIVE at The Rose Tavern

March 23rd, 2024
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Venue: The Rose Tavern, 88 Rupert Street, Norwich NR2 2AT

The Marisca Trio will be playing at The Rose Tavern for a slightly delayed St Patrick’s Night. Lots of tunes and songs and some lovely Irish Airs.

Ted Ellis Talk

I am giving a talk about Ted’s Teenage Journals at the

Friends of Ted Ellis AGM

This event is open to the public.

Friday 26th April 7pm

Ipswich Road United Reformed Church

40-42 Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6QR


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