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@Fordtheaters: Women Rising!

I am honored to be contributing a new duet,The Farewell, to the Women Rising concert at The Ford Amphitheater!

The evening, presented by LA Dance Festival, will include the work of 10 female choreographers who have shifted the culture of dance in Los Angeles.

Dancers: Jessica Gadzinski and Raymond Ejiofor  Photo by: Frederick Diaz

Dancers: Jessica Gadzinski and Raymond Ejiofor

Photo by: Frederick Diaz

Read more about the event and the amazing women behind it here!

dancers are Jessica Gadzinski and Raymond Ejiofor

design by Cathy Cooper.

Details:

  • Ford Theater, Hollywood CA

  • Friday, August 16th, 2019 - 8:30 PM (Come early!!)

  • Tickets are going fast… Buy them in advance here! Use discount code: “KITTYB”

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LA TRAVIATA!

SO happy to be back @ LA Opera - this production is near and dear to my heart! Celebrating over 12 years of working with the fabulous Domingo family! Brava to my beautiful dancers - you make my work a pleasure!

Agnes de Mille Commission!!!

“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.

This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.” 

– Agnes de Mille

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Following a national call for submissions, Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the independent, not-for-profit affiliate of SDC, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, today announced the selection of five choreographers who will receive commissions to create original works inspired by a sealed envelope containing an unknown idea by famed choreographer Agnes de Mille, an SDC Founder, that has been held in SDC’s custody for more than a half-century.

RECIPIENTS OF THE COMMISSIONS ARE

Al Blackstone, Raja Feather Kelly, Kitty McNamee, Jenn Rose, and Katie Spelman

to Debut Original Works at SDCF “Mr. Abbott” Award Gala

TRIBUTE PERFORMANCE DIRECTED BY 2013 “MR. ABBOTT” AWARD WINNER JERRY MITCHELL

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oxford international film festival 2018

this festival has everything going for it, i so wish i could be there! if you find yourself in oxford in mid-may, check it out...

OXIFF is designed to be an intimate and eloquent filmmaker festival where film enthusiasts can get first hand insights from directors, writers, actors and producers from the premiering films, a style which blends well with the beautiful city of Oxford
— OIFF

Kennedy Center...with the Ft. Worth Symphony


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Off to Texas then DC for performances of RIFT, the contemporary ballet composed by the brilliant Anna Clyne. Excited to have my work performed in Texas...spent some formative years there dreaming of a life in dance! CANNOT wait to see the piece on the stage of the Kennedy Center with live orchestra conducted by the uber talented Miguel Harth-Bedoya!

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highlights from last year's SHIFT festival:

 

"SHIFT celebrates the vitality, identity, and extraordinary artistry of orchestras and chamber orchestras by creating an immersive festival experience in the nation's capital. The week-long festival is composed of mini-residencies, with each participating orchestra presenting education events, symposia, and community events in venues around Washington, D.C., along with full-orchestra performances in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.
This fascinating evening features two works inspired by literary connections: Bel Canto by Jimmy López is based on Ann Patchett's 2001 novel of the same name; Serenade by Leonard Bernstein is based on Plato's "Symposium." Also featured is RIFT, a symphonic ballet by Anna Clyne choreographed by Kitty McNamee for six dancers on stage." - FWSO
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4 and score


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excited to have our film in 4 festivals...thrilled for composer Ali Helnwein's nomination for best score @ Kerry Film Festival and honored to receive an award of merit for Female Filmakers from Best Shorts Competition!

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!