Film

Light Moves Festival of Screendance - Ireland

One of the greatest benefits to capturing my choreography on film is that it has allowed me to connect with people all over the world who share my passion for dance…to say the feeling is incredible is an understatement!

So excited to be included in the lineup for Light Moves Festival of Screendance. Light Moves is THE international festival for dance in Ireland. My short, The Yellow Room, will be screening in the Ballet Programme on November 10th.

Exclusively focused on screen dance films, their Screendance Symposiums offer workshops and panels specifically geared towards filmmakers who shoot dance; addressing technology, interaction, and more. They also have a virtual reality workshop and a Screendance lab for students.

Light Moves Festival of Screendance is Ireland’s international festival of dance on film. The festival is a response to the vibrant and expanding field of dance film / screendance in Ireland and internationally. 


HollyShorts Film Festival

'The Yellow Room' screening @ TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood!

Hey LA folks, I'm thrilled to have my film screening at HollyShorts Film Festival in two weeks!

Dance & Music Program
Wed, Aug 15 @ 12pm
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
Click here for tickets

HollyShorts is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. Not only is it the largest short-film festival in Hollywood, it's also an Academy Awards qualifying festival.

The dancers and I hope to see you there!

Short Waves Festival

The Yellow Room is on a roll! 

Excited to be accepted to our sixth festival - Short Waves Festival. The Yellow Room was one of just two American films (both directed by women) selected for the Dances with Camera category. Screenings will take place March 20-25th in Poznán, Poland.

The Yellow Room

Director + Choreographer: Kitty McNamee

Dancers: Jessica Gadzinski + Junji Dezaki

DP: Jim Doyle

Composer: Ali Helnwein

Editor: Arielle Zakowski

Camera Operator: Lachlan Turczan

directing and festivals and films - oh my!


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How PERFECT is it that my first short film as a director, The Yellow Room, will have it's World Premiere at the Kerry Film Festival in Co. Kerry Ireland!!!!! The following month it will be screening at the Olympia Film Festival and hopefully more to come!

Happily I had some incredible collaborators on this project including Jim Doyle - my talented DP and co-producer, dancers Jessica Gadzinski and Junji Dezaki, composer Ali Helnwein, and editor Arielle Zakowski

For more details on production and upcoming screenings you can visit The Yellow Room 

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Schnitger/Koenigsberg/McNamee...mini DOCUMENTARY

COLLABORATION IS KEY!

 Reshma Gajjar | photo: Diana Koenigsberg | design: Lara Schnitger

Reshma Gajjar | photo: Diana Koenigsberg | design: Lara Schnitger

Choreographing The Wheel for Hysterica was a kinetic adventure! Collaborating with artist/designer Lara Schnitger truly expanded my way of thinking about structure, movement and design.

Friend and collaborator Diana Koenigsberg captured the creativity in a one of a kind photo shoot featuring choreography, design and performance with dancers Reshma Gajjar, Andy Acosta, Hunter Hamilton, Marlon Pelayo, Justine Clark and Tara Brook.

COLLABORATION IS KEY!

 

ENTELECHY...premiere and film festivals

Collaboration is key and one of my FAVORITE aspects of creating work. 

I'm thrilled that the short film I choreographed for Ariana Delawari, ENTELECHY, will be screening at three festivals this spring: cleveland international film festivalboston international film festival, and deep focus: women in film, a new festival in Ireland. 

ENTELECHY is a haunting experimental, docu-musical about global warming and changing the dream. A woman is guided by a dream therapist onto a shamanic journey through the inner and outer worlds of being. Within the dream state she works to shift her dream to a vision of love, and in doing so succeeds in shifting the universal dream as well.

With an original soundtrack by Delawari and Butchy Fuego, from their yet to be released album, the film features Ariana Delawari, Daniel Blinkoff, Bo Foxworth, Lita Albuquerque, Austin Westbay and Lila Danscecs with cinematography by Bérénice Eveno and editing by Mariana Blanco.  A big thank you to producer Nicole Disson for bringing me on board,

take me back to the "funny"

a little throwback to a fun musical i choreographed for Ripfest.

i was lucky to be invited by artistic director david rodwin and teamed up with director sean mewshaw + composer deborah hurwitz for this silly musical "what were you thinking". 

artistic director: david rodwin | director : sean mewshaw | composer: deborah hurwitz | writer: matt prager | choreography: kitty mcnamee

featuring: nanci anderson, jimmy ray bennet, dana snyder

dancers: ryan heffington, nina mcneely, dominic chaiduang, kristen leahy, zac brazenas, chae amando

Lifetime's Beautiful & Twisted...a sneak peak!

amazing adventure creating choreography for and coaching

the beautiful PAZ VEGA

for her role in lifetime's upcoming movie Beautiful & Twisted starring Paz and Rob Lowe. 

don't miss the premiere on jan 31st @ 8pm!