andy acosta

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!

 

#gettyinspired

every time i visit the getty i am overwhelmed by the beauty - the art, the architecture, the garden, the view. a few years ago, dance camera west gave me the opportunity to create a piece specifically for the outdoor space. inspired by the interplay of water and architecture, it was a joy to choreograph three dances for such an iconic la landmark. i am honored to be featured on the getty's website for their #gettyinspired campaign: http://www.getty.edu/inspired/kitty-mcnamee/ please take a moment to check it out!

hysterica OG

ok...these beauties make me so happy. it may seem counter-intuitive but watching this madness makes me very calm. i knew my choreography was in such good hands with these fine folks (hunter hamilton, austin westbay, tara brook, andy acosta, lou becker, stephen hernandez and the remarkable nina mcneely) that i could try just about any crazy thing and it would be stunning on them.

ryan heffington and i created "crust" together for hysterica dance co. (the pieces in the link below were choreographed by me). he worked some incredible magic with the costumes and styling and was the ultimate collaborator.

i'll never regret the blood, sweat and drama that went into creating with hysterica...ultimate risk and ultimate fulfillment.

special thank you to baseck for the stellar track, eliot lee hazel for the remarkable images and edge performing arts center for years and years of free rehearsal space.

"crust" in performance @ Bootleg Theater

choreography-kitty mcnamee     design- ryan heffington     music- baseck

 

hysterica dance co. | photo: eliot lee hazel | styled by: ryan heffington | dancer: denna thomsen

hysterica dance co. | photo: eliot lee hazel | styled by: ryan heffington | dancer: denna thomsen

hysterica dance co. | photo: eliot lee hazel | styled by: ryan heffington | dancer: austin westbay

hysterica dance co. | photo: eliot lee hazel | styled by: ryan heffington | dancer: austin westbay

hysterica dance co. | photo: eliot lee  hazel | styled by: ryan heffington | dancers: denna thomsen and austin westbay

hysterica dance co. | photo: eliot lee  hazel | styled by: ryan heffington | dancers: denna thomsen and austin westbay

kitty mcnamee = creative director

 

new direction

kitty mcnamee = creative director

I'm excited to be expanding my creative enterprises!

New creative direction projects include
Hello Kitty's 40th Birthday Party for FLUX at The Line Hotel and Henry Wolfe's recent California tour culminating in EP release performance 11/11 at Bootleg.

Me and my FAB assistant Julie @ Hello Kitty.
Read more details on My Blog

Henry Wolfe's EP release and performance @ Bootleg

Marlon Pelayo and Emilie Livingston killing it in a poolside performance @ Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty...kitty

I had an amazing time working with Nicole Disson as creative director for Hello Kitty's 40th Birthday Party at The Line Hotel!   So happy that Flux was into adding LA dance to the mix!

it was a friendly, fun and supercute event. We ❤️ Hello Kitty!

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Special thanks to all the amazing talent who helped breathe extra magic into the night:

Marlon Pelayo, Emilie Livingston, Arody Trujillo, Andy Acosta, JM Rodriguez and Zoe Aja Moore

Hip Hop Trio choreography by Arody Trujillo

Trio wardrobe styled by Anthony Garza

Voguing by Derrell Bullock

+ the amazing Future Eyes by Brent Paul Pearson

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kitty

 

 

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featured clip of the week

"bouncy" performed live at Celebrate Dance at the Alex Theatre

gorgeous music composed by Bruno Louchouarn http://brunolouchouarn.com/Bruno_Louchouarn/home.html

Hysterica Dance Company - Celebrate Dance 2011

Choreography: Kitty McNamee | Original Score: Bruno Louchouarn | Producer: Jamie Nichols | Video Production: Tim Sutton | Lighting Design: Eileen Cooley

Dancers: tara brook, reshma gajjar, colleen craig, justine clark, kelli cubillos, andy acosta, marlon pelayo, logan schvyvnck, austin westbay, stephen hernandez and hunter hamilton. Understudy: jm rodriquez