dance in LA

@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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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!

LA Philharmonic... bolero!

 

i LOVE the LA Philharmonic! I LOVE working at Disney Hall!

thrilled to be exploring iconic classical music and choreographing - bolero: ravel's dance for orchestra. 

10 years of being a part of creating beautiful experiences for the next generation of music and dance lovers is a true privilege.

click here for tickets and more info on bolero

MinimalisM       John Adams, Steve Reich

MinimalisM

John Adams, Steve Reich

Disney Hall

Disney Hall

 Bolero     Ravel

 Bolero

Ravel

MInimalisM    Terry Riley

MInimalisM

Terry Riley

Bolero     Ravel

Bolero

Ravel

Wing on Wing      Esa Pekka Salonen

Wing on Wing

Esa Pekka Salonen

Firebird     Tchaikovsky

Firebird

Tchaikovsky

Firebird     Tchaikovsky

Firebird

Tchaikovsky

AXIOM...unleashes beauty

i'm so excited to see AXIOM's upcoming show 'Lilit' created by the magnificent

Denna Thomsen and Zak Ryan Schlegel

These 2 are something special and i'm sure their new work will intrigue me and make me wish i was still dancing. 2 bold artists coming together to create something authentic...something worth supporting...so see below for details...and come to the show!


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AXIOM Dance Theatre

 LILIT

Thursday-Saturday, November 20-22, 2014, 8PM

 Inner City Arts, 720 Kohler St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

http://axiomlilit.brownpapertickets.com

 

here is a bit about the show:

With all original concept, choreography, and stage/costume design, the story of LILIT physically cross-examines historical gender contradictions and amplifies ancient female howls through a deafening channel of thrashing virtuosity. Her story takes shape in the edgy silence of a hovering unmarked enemy. She is the folkloric assignment unseen female forces and the answer to otherwise inexplicable phenomena among men.

link to trailer:

Lilit trailer

training beautiful dancers

i've been fortunate to have had some amazing dancers come through my class and my rehearsals over the years...this is what i see in the best of them:

  • bravery-they are willing to take risks. 
  • passion-their love for dance shines through the pain and sweat.
  • persistence-their passion drives them through the challenging times-never give up.
  • rebellion-the strength to challenge convention separates the great from the good.
  • individuality-my favorite quality! you'll need both bravery and rebellion for this one!

click here for a link to the combo from last Thursday's class @  Edge Performing Arts Center with 2 of my favorite dancers Stephanie Kim and Marlon Pelayo

join me for contemporary class Tues and Thurs 11:30-1 @ the new Edge!